Big 12's lunch links
December, 31, 2013
By Brandon Chatmon | ESPN.com
The final day of 2013 is upon us. Here's the latest from the Big 12.
- Mack Brown's time at Texas ended in cheers, but there was nothing to celebrate, writes Chuck Carlton of the Dallas Morning-News.
- Texas athletic director Steve Patterson plans to hire a new coach by Jan. 15, reports Mike Finger of the San Antonio Express-News.
- "When he had his moment, he made the most of it," Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury said of quarterback Davis Webb's performance in the Red Raiders' National University Holiday Bowl win. Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal has the story.
- Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro declared for the NFL draft after a strong Holiday Bowl performance, reports Krista Pirtle of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
- An Iowa State commitment has re-affirmed his pledge to Paul Rhoads' program, reports Randy Peterson of the Des Moines Register.
- Does Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy have interest in the Texas job? It seems like he could, writes The Oklahoman's Jenni Carlson.
- Baylor has a battle-tested group in the secondary heading into the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, writes John Werner of the Waco Tribune.
- There will be a lot of chips involved during the Fiesta Bowl and not necessarily the edible kind, writes Brice Cherry of the Waco Tribune.
- Oklahoma will have to have success running the ball to beat Alabama, writes John Shinn of the Norman Transcript.
- This season wasn't easy for OSU quarterback Clint Chelf, who lost his job before sparking the Cowboys' run to the AT&T Cotton Bowl. Patience paid off writes John Klein of the Tulsa World.
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BIG 12 SCOREBOARD
Final Nevada 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 16 Final Utah State 21 UTEP 6 Final 22 Utah 45 Colorado State 10 Final Western Michigan 24 Air Force 38 Final South Alabama 28 Bowling Green 33
Final Marshall 52 Northern Illinois 23 Final Navy 17 San Diego State 16
Final Central Michigan 48 Western Kentucky 49 Final Fresno State 6 Rice 30
Final Illinois 18 Louisiana Tech 35 Final Rutgers 40 North Carolina 21 Final North Carolina State 34 UCF 27
Final Cincinnati 17 Virginia Tech 33 Final 15 Arizona State 36 Duke 31 Final Miami (FL) 21 South Carolina 24 Final/OT Boston College 30 Penn State 31 Final Nebraska 42 24 USC 45
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State