Friday, July 6, 2012

Dancing in the Ruins: Charlie Weis' go-to guys, advice for Mike Gundy, and more.

(Dancing in the Ruins is SWRT's regular look at the new Big XII Conference that's rising out of the ruins of the old one.)

Charlie Weis' go-to guys.
Kansas head football coach Charlie Weis is using special teams coordinator Clint Bowen and offensive line coach Tim Grunhard as his main go-to guys for recruiting, and making sure in-state talent doesn't go to Kansas State or (even worse) Missouri. (The Lawrence Journal-World)

A New Hope.
Kansas will be depending on freshmen and junior college transfers to man its depleted defensive line. (The Topeka Capital-Journal)

Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?
Berry Tramel suggests Oklahoma State HC Mike Gundy should add an auxiliary offense for short-yardage situations. He sees it as a way to put Cowboy back-up quarterback J.W. Walsh in the game. (The Oklahoman)

Meet the New Boss.
Tim Griffin interviews new Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby about the new-look Big 12. (The San Antonio-Express News)

Making a good first impression.
Mike Casazza looks at the need for new Big 12 members West Virginia and TCU to be successful right out of the starting block. (The Charleston Daily Mail)

Courtney Love.

Chris Williams interviews Iowa State offensive coordinator/quarterbacks Courtney Messingham. (Cyclone Fanatic)

The Big 12 non-conference schedule is "toothless."
Because Eric Bailey said so. (The Tulsa World)

Cody Marley, poet and a prohpet. 
Bring on the Cats profiles Kansas State linebacker Cody Marley. (Bring on the Cats)

Nick of Time.
Bring on the Cats profiles Kansas St. LB Nick Briney. (BotC)

Bits and Pieces. 
Jordan Esco looks at what little news has leaked out of Oklahoma this summer. (Crimson and Cream Machine)

Double-T Nation looks at Texas Tech's "Five Most Important Seniors on Defense." (Double-T Nation)