Friday, December 7, 2012

Big 12 news & notes: Mike Gundy spins, Collin Klein, Sooners vs. Johnny Manziel, and more.

Dancing in the Ruins - Big 12 news & notes.

Implausible denial of the week.
Oklahoma State head football coach Mike Gundy claims that he had planned to stay at Oklahoma State while rumors that he was interested in the vacant Tennessee HC job swirled around the internet earlier in the week. (The Oklahoman)

Judge not!
Cowboys Ride for Free tries to get readers to look at Mike Gundy's side of the reported behind-the-scenes power struggle at Oklahoma St. It points out Gundy's apparent dislike of the scheduling of neutral site games that the HC wants veto power over. 

Ready for his closeup.
Kansas State starting quarterback Collin Klein gets ready for the Heisman Trophy award ceremony. (The Wichita Eagle)

Is this a good thing or a bad thing?
University of Texas president Bill Powers says that embattled Longhorn HC Mack Brown " has my full support." Can you say "kiss of death?"(Barking Carnival)

How to handle Johnny Football. 
Berry Trammel looks at what Oklahoma will need to do to handle Texas A&M and its megastar quarterback Johnny Manziel in the 2013 Cotton Bowl. (The Oklahoman)

Sooners already losing to Texas A&M? 
Jordan Esco looks at the state of Oklahoma's 2013 recruiting class after much sought-after recruit Justin Manning committed to Texas A&M. (Crimson and Cream Machine)

Seastrunk by lightning?
Our Daily Bears looks at the impact that Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk had in the Bears' success in the 2012 regular season.