Big 12 lunchtime links

Mario Chalmers best be careful:

  • A grand jury cleared Baylor safety Ahmad Dixon of wrongdoing in an incident in which he was accused of assaulting a man he believed stole his television set, the Waco Tribune-Herald's Tommy Witherspoon reported.

  • The Dallas Morning News' Tim Cowlishaw suggests the Longhorns aim lower in their coaching search. Missouri coach Gary Pinkel, a former Big 12 counterpart, called Mack Brown "legendary."

  • Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads discussed when he hopes to have an offensive coordinator hired.

  • Linebacker Jonathan Truman has added to Kansas State's walk-on legacy, the Topeka Capital-Journal's Corbin McGuire details.

  • TCU made the Sonny Cumbie hire official. Cumbie will be co-offensive coordinator and coach QBs.

  • Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops talked trick plays with The Oklahoman's Berry Tramel.

  • Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury said he would draft Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel No. 1 overall.

  • Oklahoma State center Jake Jenkins will face the team he de-committed from in the AT&T Cotton Bowl. The Tulsa World's Jimmie Tramel has the interview.