Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Ruins: Collin Klein, Mack Brown, Oklahoma, and more.

Dancing in the Ruins - The new Big 12 rising from the ruins of the old.

Shrine on You Crazy Diamond. 
Kansas State starting quarterback Collin Klein and defensive back Nigel Malone will represent the Wildcats in the East-West Shrine Game. (The Kansas City Star)

I wanna be elected.
Texas head football coach Mack Brown has been elected president of the American College Football Association. (The San Antonio Express-News)

Break on Through (To the Other Side)
ESPN's Rece Davis believes that Oklahoma and Oklahoma State could "break through" into the BCS title picture next season. (The Oklahoman)

Good news/Bad news of the day. 
The good news for the Oklahoma: The Sooners' Cotton Bowl showdown against Texas A&M was the highest rated bowl game of the season. The bad news for Oklahoma: The Sooners still lost. (The Oklahoman)

Wort to enter NFL Draft. 
Oklahoma junior middle linebacker Tom Wort forgoes his senior season to enter the 2013 NFL Draft. (The Oklahoman)

Is the glass half-empty or half-full?
Bobby La Geese ponders if Iowa State's 6-7 record in 2012 (including a Liberty Bowl loss to Tulsa)can be considered a successful season. (The Ames Tribune)

Gone Daddy Gone?
Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Bill Young has reportedly been fired. (The Tulsa World)

A Sort of Homecoming.
Matt Tail looks at Kansas cornerback Dexter McDonald's return to the Jayhawk football program. (The Lawrence Journal-World)

Thank you, sir. May I have another?
Former Arizona assistant coach Tony Gibson will reportedly return to West Virginia, where he served as a assistant under Rich Rodriguez. (WV MetroNews)