Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Dancing in the Ruins: Mike Gundy on Dana Holgorsen, Kansas, 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.)

Gundy on Holgorsen
Oklahoma State head football coach Mike Gundy's discussed how his  hiring of  current West Virginia HC Dana Holgorsen to be his offensive coordinator for the 2010 season was "one of the best coaching moves in the country." Now Gundy get to enjoy facing Holgorsen yearly as WVU joins the Big 12. (The Oklahoman)
Is this a good thing or a bad thing?
Jason Kersey looks at the pros and cons of Oklahoma's home-field advantage, as opposed to how the Sooners do on the road. (The Oklahoman)

Feelin' Stronger Every Day.
Jordan Esco checks on the recovery process of Oklahoma running back Dom Whaley, who was injured in last season's game against Kansas State. (Crimson and Cream Machine)

On thin ice. 
Rustin Dodd reports on the tenuous financial situation of the Kansas football program following the firing of former head football coach Turner Gill, whose buyout cost the school $6 million dollars. (The Wichita Eagle)

Kansas player profile of the day.
Matt Tail profiles Kansas defensive tackle Keon Stowers, a transfer from Georgia Military College. (The Lawrence Journal World)

Crawling from the Wreckage.
Kansas State athletic director John Currie explains how he was able to get the Wildcat athletic program back into fisical health after running a deficit in 2009. (The Kansas City Star)

Fury in the Slaughter-house. 
Bring on the Cats profiles Kansas St. linebacker Blake Slaughter. (Bring on the Cats)

More, More, More. 
Bring on the Cats profiles Kansas St. defensive end Taylor Godinet. (BotC)

Mythbusters, Big 12 style.
Burnt Orange Nation take a look at the Big 12's perception of being "A "Passing" League." (Burnt Orange Nation)