Thursday, July 19, 2012

Dancing in the Ruins: Charlie Weis, Josh Heupel vs. Sam Bradford, recruiting, 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.)

You've Got a Friend in Me. 
Matt Tait looks at the mutual admiration between first-year Kansas head football coach Charlie Weis and KU athletic director Sheahon Zenger. (The Lawrence Journal-World)

Red Crimson letter day for sports bloggers. 
Barry Switzer has gotten a Twitter account. The universe just got a little more interesting.  (Crimson and Cream Machine)

Legal notes.
The Big East conference drops its lawsuit against TCU for bolting to the Big 12. (Frogs O' War)

Heupel > Bradford?
Josh Heupel edges out Sam Bradford on Jason Kersey's lost of the top Oklahoma quarterbacks under Sooner HC Bob Stoops. Yeah, I'm having a hard time with this one too. But, winning a BCS title beats out winning a Heisman Trophy any time. (The Oklahoman)

Fifty ways to make enemies. 
West Virginia wide receiver Stedman Bailey claims that he expects the Mountaineers to score "nothing less than 50 points a game" in the school's first season in the Big 12. (The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Construction Time Again.
The Waco, Tx. City Council approves $35 million in funding towards the construction of a new football stadium for Baylor. (Our Daily Bears)

Let's Call the Whole Thing Off.
The ACC's expansion to nine conference games has resulted in the cancellation of the  2019 and 2020 series between Oklahoma State and Clemson. (The Oklahoman)

Life of Ryan. 
Bring on the Cats profiles Kansas State defensive end Ryan Mueller. (Bring on the Cats)

I'll have "Things that won't end well" for $1,000, Alex.
West Virginia AD Oliver Luck announces plans for a party deck for Milan Puskar Stadium. (The Charleston Daily Mail)

Recruiting


Paint Your Waggoner.
Texas high school rising senior J.D. Waggoner commits to Iowa State's 2013 recruiting class. (The Ames Tribune)