That's right, it's an alligators and ninjas edition of morning notes. It might stay that way for the time being too. Coach Ruffin McNeill:
"And if I turned around, those guys looked really mean behind that mask and were throwing those swords at me."
Texas Tech Football:
LAJ's Don Williams focuses this morning on the defense's performance from Saturday night. Coach Leach believed that the team prepared well:
I'm glad he's happy with the win, but this week, there's a more legitimate opponent in Iowa State (I'm not sure how true of a statement that actually is, but ISU is a Big 12 school). But Coach Leach understands that every game is vital to the future success of this program and was not at all a surprise to Coach Leach:
In Don's Tech Football Notes he mentions that Tillmans off-the-field discretion (I haven't seen where this incident has been disclosed) will not cost him the starting strong-side linebacker position. Damnit.
Williams also mentions that guard Brandon Carter was walking under his own power yesterday. That's good news, but I wouldn't be opposed to Carter sitting out this week to get completely healthy.
Big 12 Football:
SAEN's Tim Griffin review's the Conference's 10 Days of Hell . . . Tim also checks in with his Big 12 Football Notebook . . . and Tim's Big 12 Football Review/Preview . . . FWST's Wendell Barnhouse delves into the nation's best college football rivalries . . .
Around the Big 12 Blogosphere:
- Oklahoma State only manages 39 against Sam Houston State, 39-3. I hate OSU.
- Iowa State (Clone Chronicles) loses to Nebraska (Corn Nation, MidWest Coast Bias, and Double Extra Point), 35-17. The Cyclones out-gained Nebraska, 415-369.
- Texas (Burnt Orange Nation, 40 Acre Sports and Gabriel's Horn)is upset, at home by Kansas State(Bring on the Cats), 41-21.
- Oklahoma (Crimson and Cream Machine)loses to Colorado (Buffs.tv) on a last second field-goal, 27-24 .
- Bear Meat (Bear Meat) loses a heart-breaker to hated Soldier (Aggie Sports Blog and The 12th Manchild), 34-10.
- Missouri (Every True Son and Mizzou Sanity)and Kansas (Rock Chalk Talk and Phog Blog) had byes this week.