Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Ruins: Kliff Kingsbury, Charlie Weis, recruiting, and more.

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

Kliff Kingsbury = Pat Fitzgerald?
Just Wait Til Next Season compares Texas Tech under new head football coach Kliff Kingsbury to that of Northwestern and its head football coach Pat Fitzgerald. JWTNS wonders if the school will be able to realize that its in the same situation Northwestern was in when Fitzgerald was hired, and support him through what could be more rough waters in his first season or two than Red Raiders fans might expect.

Moving On Up.
Kansas HC Charlie Weis moves the start of spring football practice to March 5. Kansas traditionally has one of the later starts for spring practice in college football. (The Lawrence Journal-World)

Things Can Only Get Better?
Mark C. Moore looks at statistics to show Baylor's improvement at the end of the 2012 season, and give reasons to be optimistic about 2013. (Our Daily Bears)

Going on the offense. 
Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby says the conference may be more "proactive" in the next round of conference expansion silliness. (CBS Sports)

Sooner draft stock.
ESPN NFL Draft guru Mel Kiper sees Oklahoma safety Tony Jefferson and offensive tackle Lane Johnson as second round 2013 NFL Draft picks, and quarterback Landry Jones as a third-to-fifth rounder. (The Norman Transcript)

Let's make the best of the situation. 
Anthony Slater wonders if the departure of former Oregon HC Chip Kelly to the Philadelphia Eagles could end up giving Oklahoma and Oklahoma State a recruiting advantage. (The Oklahoman)


Suttles scuttles Iowa St. commit.
Florida high school senior defensive end Ernest Suttles de-commits from Iowa State, and flips his commitment to Nebraska. (Cyclone Fanatic)

Kansas State recruiting. 
Florida JUCO outside linebacker De'Vondre Campbell commits to Kansas State. (Bring on the Cats)