Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Dancing in the Ruins: Charlie Weis on Bill Parcells, Gary Patterson, recruitting, 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 on the Tuna. 
Matt Tait looks at what first-year Kansas head football coach Charlie Weis learned from NFL coaching legend Bill Parcells. Most notably is the ability to motivate through "button pushing." (The Lawrence Journal-World)

TCU head football coach Gary Patterson is a "rock star."
Because TCU associate athletic director said so while discussing Patterson's mark on the school and the city of Ft. Worth. (The Oklahoman)


What a long, strange trip it's been.
Bryan Curtis looks at the long and winding life odyssey of Oklahoma offensive tackles and tight ends coach Bruce Kittle, whose life before coaching included being both an attorney and an United Church of Christ pastor. (Grantland)

Kansas State player profile of the day.
Bring on the Cats profiles Kansas State defensive end Marquel Bryant. (Bring on the Cats)

The Safety Dance. 
Gina Mizell profiles Oklahoma State safeties coach Van Malone. (The Oklahoman)

Recruiting



Double your pleasure, double your fun.
Baylor gets commitments for its 2013 recruiting class from California high school rising senior offensive tackle Simo Kulmaviita and Texas HSRS defensive tackle Byron Bonds. (Our Daily Bears)

The 12th (Censored by Texas A&M). 
Texas HSRS Ranthony Texada becomes the 12th player to commit to  TCU's 2013 recruiting class. (Frogs O' War)

I will be your father figure. Put your tiny hand in mine.
Florida HSRS cornerback D.A. Williams commits to Iowa State's 2013 recruiting class. He said that Cyclone secondary coach Troy Douglas reminded him of his dad. (The Ames Tribune)

Number 9. Number 9. Number 9. Number 9...
Iowa State's ninth class of 2013 commitment comes from Texas HSRS running back Justin Webster.  (The Des Moines Register)