Lunch links: Mike Leach's recruiting boost
February, 13, 2013
By Ted Miller | ESPN.com
Truly a sight to behold. A man beaten. The once great champ, now, a study in moppishness. No longer the victory hungry stallion we've raced so many times before, but a pathetic, washed up, aged ex-champion.
- Former Arizona TE Rob Gronkowski likes to party, and the Pac-12 blog seconds the perspective here. It also would add a "hush" to Gronk's disingenuous, self-righteous and boring critics.
- Remembering a former Arizona State football player, the late Tyrice Thompson.
- A California recruiting roundtable. Question: Do they eat ham and jam and spam a lot?
- A look at the Nebraska point of view on renewing a rivalry series with Colorado.
- Reconsidering Oregon's projected two-deep, which looks pretty salty to me.
- Another evaluation of Oregon State's best recruiting classes.
- Even more perspective on what the return of running back Tyler Gaffney means for Stanford.
- UCLA announces spring football dates.
- Based on the Twitter response from USC players, firing Kennedy Polamalu wasn't terribly popular in the locker room.
- Some more thoughts on Dennis Erickson joining the Utah staff.
- It appears Washington will play its spring game on April 20.
- An interesting look at how Mike Leach bolstered Washington State recruiting in a measurable way.
11:00 AM ET Nevada Louisiana-Lafayette 2:20 PM ET Utah State UTEP 3:30 PM ET 22 Utah Colorado State 5:45 PM ET Western Michigan Air Force 9:15 PM ET South Alabama Bowling Green
6:00 PM ET Marshall Northern Illinois 9:30 PM ET Navy San Diego State
12:00 PM ET Central Michigan Western Kentucky 8:00 PM ET Fresno State Rice
1:00 PM ET Illinois Louisiana Tech 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State