Thursday, June 8, 2017

Big 12 Fallout: Lincoln Riley, Bob Stoops' retirement, Tom Herman, and more.


It's been a while since SWRT last looked at the Big 12. Time to rectify that.



The Life of Riley

Mitch Sherman profiles newly promoted Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley. Riley was named head coach of the Sooners following the surprise announcement of the retirement of former head coach Bob Stoops. (ESPN)

I'll Stand By You.
The Oklahoman's Jenni Carlson explains what makes Riley "the best man to lead Oklahoma." Part of the reason: because Bob Stoops thought that Riley the right coach to succeed him as the Sooners' head coach.

I have to praise you like I should.
Chris Ross shares the reactions to Bob Stoops' retirement from other head coaches in the college football universe. (Land Grant Gauntlet)

I see the future, and it will be.
Randy Peterson explains why Oklahoma will win the 2017 Big 12 Conference title despite the surprise coaching change. (The Des Moines Register)

Cover Me.

First-year Texas head coach Tom Herman will appear on the summer 2017 edition of Dave Campbell's College Football. (The San Antono Express-News)

More! More! More!

TCU head coach Gary Patterson wants to see an expansion of the College Football Playoff from four to either six or eight teams. (The Dallas Morning News)

Here, There, and Everywhere.

Chris Williams looks at which summer football camps were attended by members of Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell's coaching staff. (Cyclone Fanatic)

Thursday, I'm In Love.
A survey of Oklahoma State supporters shows support for the Cowboys' playing games on a Thursday night. Oklahoma St. will play its first Thursday night game since 2015 on August 31, when the Cowboys host Tulsa. (Cowboys Ride for Free)

Meanwhile, in Lubbock...
Albert Nkansah looks at the Texas Tech depth chart at wide receiver. (Viva the Matadors)

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