Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Dancing in the Ruins, Mack Brown, Landry Jones, Charlie Weis, 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.)

Mack Brown on the Hot Seat?
Mack Brown on the Hot Seat. Because Holly Anderson said so. (SI.com)

May the word RISE with you.
Texas' theme for 2012 is RISE, which stands for Relentless, Intense, Swagger, and Emotional. Yeah, Kirk Bohls isn't too impressed, either. (The Austin American-Statesman)

What I Did for Love. 
Why did Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones come back for the 2012 season? New wife and Sooner women's basketball player Whitney Hand was a big reason. (The Oklahoman)

Oklahoma position report of the day.
Crimson and Cream Machine looks at Oklahoma's wide receivers.

Keeping it simple. 
Kansas first-year head football coach Charlie Weis looks at one thing when evaluating how his players are doing - production. (The Kansas City Star)

Pick of the litter.
Mait Tait profiles Kansas WR Kale Pick. (The Lawrence Journal-World)

Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes?
With star wide receivers like Justin Blackmon and Kendall Wright having departed for the NFL, Turfburner looks at candidates for the next star wide receivers of the Big 12.

Mother Knows Best. 
Oklahoma State linebacker Alex Elkins tells how his mother helped him start his college football career. Elkins had never played organized football before trying out JUCO Blinn College's football team. (The Oklahoman)

Don't look now, Baylor...
Shakin' the Southland as looking at Baylor's athletic director, Ian McCaw to be Clemson's new AD.

Kansas State player profile of the day.
Bring on the Cats profiles Kansas State defensive back Jonathan Coleman. 


Iowa State recruiting news. 
Iowa high school senior QB Joel Lanning commits to Iowa State's 2013 recruiting class. (Cyclone Fanatic)


The road to 2016? 

Blair Kerkhoff nominates Kansas head men's basketball coach to be the head coach of the 2016 U.S. men's basketball team. (The Kansas City Star)