Big 12 lunchtime links

Former Texas Tech star Wes Welker had a good day at the Kentucky Derby.

  • The failure to recruit the right quarterback has played the biggest part in Kansas getting trapped in the Big 12 cellar for five seasons running, in the opinion of the Lawrence Journal-World's Tom Keegan.

  • West Virginia picked up a RB commitment.

  • Former Mountaineers defensive end Will Clarke is in a rush to get an NFL job, writes the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Bob Cohn.

  • A switch from basketball to football could result in a big payday for former Baylor CB Demetri Goodson.

  • The Oklahoman's Ryan Aber takes a look at the history of Oklahoma's Owen Field.

  • A Jacksonville, Fla., 2015 QB recruit says Iowa State visited him.

  • Oklahoma State, Oklahoma and Texas made the top three for a big-time DT recruit.