Big 12 lunchtime links

Texas, you can end your coaching search now:

  • The Sooners players talked highly of departing Texas coach Mack Brown. Kansas coach Charlie Weis is sorry to see Brown go. The Oklahoman looks at Brown's memorable victories over Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. The Dallas Morning News collected fan reaction on Brown's decision to resign.

  • The Oklahoman's Erik Horne thinks Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy should be getting looks for the Texas job. The paper's Berry Tramel offers up 25 candidates to replace Brown.

  • Texas Tech assistant Sonny Cumbie discussed his decision to leave Tech to become the QB coach and co-offensive coordinator at TCU, in this radio interview with Double T 104.3-FM's Chris Level.

  • Three-star recruit Ty Summers explains to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Travis L. Brown why he flipped his commitment from Rice to TCU.

  • Trevor Knight should be Oklahoma's starting QB against Alabama, in the opinion of The Oklahoman's Jenni Carlson, but coach Bob Stoops isn't saying who will start. Sooners cornerback Aaron Colvin talks about giving Oklahoma State fans the business, in an interview with the Tulsa World's John E. Hoover.

  • Iowa State picked up an OG junior-college commitment and a high school DB verbal. The Cyclones are getting more TV exposure, according to the Des Moines Register's Andrew Logue.

  • The Jayhawks snagged a junior-college defensive back commitment.

  • Oklahoma State QB Clint Chelf and LB Shaun Lewis took home the team's major awards.

  • Central Florida is struggling to sell tickets for its Tostitos Fiesta Bowl matchup with Baylor. Art Briles' coaching staff has been busy -- the Bears have pulled in three junior college commitments already this week.