Big 12 lunchtime links

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  • Kliff Kingsbury addressed his recent QB controversy and his first year as head coach on Thursday.

  • West Virginia DC Keith Patterson is departing to join the Arizona State coaching staff.

  • Mike Gundy will not talk about OSU's quarterbacks until after the Florida State game.

  • Joe Wickline, now the offensive coordinator at Texas, will be missed by Gundy following his OSU tenure.

  • Renovations to Iowa State's Jack Trice Stadium have been approved by regents.

  • Iowa State punter Kirby Van Der Kamp is learning just how different draft prep is for punters.

  • Former ISU linebacker Jeremiah George got an NFL Combine invite.

  • Six Baylor Bears received combine invites, too.

  • The salaries for Texas' coaching staff received approval on Thursday, and three will make more than $500K.

  • Texas' roster is a numbers game for new coach Charlie Strong.

  • Oklahoma is hoping to land in-state defensive end Deondre Clark on Monday.

  • Juco transfer RB De'Andre Mann can contribute immediately to Kansas' backfield.

  • Charlie Weis' second full recruiting class shows a noticeable shift.

  • Is K-State coach Bill Snyder's age a big factor on the recruiting trail?

  • Terrell Clinkscales, a juco transfer, is excited to join Kansas State's defensive line.