Links O' War: Thursday August 15th, 2013

Today, we give you news from the Big 12... What is going on around the conference?

Here are your morning links!

TCU SPORTS

TCU defense strikes back during scrimmage, but key injury hits offense | Dallas-Fort Worth Sp...
Leading returning receiver Brandon Carter injured his hand during the scrimmage, coach Gary Patterson said after Wednesday’s practice, but the junior from Euless Trinity High School should return to practice next week.

Practice notes: Defense improves, younger players impress | TCU 360
TCU's defense progressed Tuesday during the team's scrimmage, head football coach Gary Patterson said on Wednesday.

TCU’s Gary Patterson warns against overlooking LSU’s Zach Mettenberger | College Sports Blog
LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger isn’t the most prolific passer, and the Tigers don’t have the most prolific passing offense. They run the football, they limit mistakes and they let their defense dominate the way their defense tends to dominate. But Gary Patterson isn’t overlooking the threat Mettenberger poses.

Radio Recap: Highlights from my TCU-LSU conversation with Baton Rouge radio host Jordy Hultberg | College Sports Blog
I had a chance this morning to talk TCU football on the The Jordy Hultberg Radio Show out of Baton Rouge, La. I’ve joined Jordy the past two weeks and will continue to do so up until the Horned Frogs play LSU on Aug. 31.

TCU ranks No. 16 in SI's preseason college football Top 25 - College Football - Dan Greene - SI.com
The Horned Frogs had a fairly encouraging major conference debut last season, going 4-5 in the Big 12 and 7-6 overall. Even more encouraging for 2013: Three of those losses came by seven points or fewer, and 15 starters return.

Notes On A Scorecard - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
TCU director of intercollegiate athletics Chris Del Conte discusses the hot topics around the Horned Frogs.

2013 Preview: Competition Keys LB Position - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
Marcus Mallet (6-1, 227, Jr.) entered fall camp in a first-team position. The Cleveland, Texas, native saw increased action in the second half of the season with starts against Kansas State and Texas.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL/BIG 12

College football's top 25 most interesting teams, according to one biased observer - SBNation.com
The only Top 25 that matters is the personal Top 25. Here is an example of one. What's yours look like?

SEC, Big Ten, Pac-12 won't participate in EA Sports college football game - SBNation.com
The biggest conference in the country -- as well as it's #B1Ggest -- will not have any of its trademarks appear in new versions of EA Sports College Football. Will more conferences and schools follow suit?

5 K-State Players Who Need to Take a Step Up in 2013 - Bring On The Cats
Which K-State players will break out this season?

Twelve Impact Offensive Players To Watch In The Big 12: Oklahoma Running Back Damien Williams - Crimson And Cream Machine
After a successful stop on the JUCO lever, Damien Williams came to Oklahoma (via Arizona Western) with a lot of fanfare. It didn't take him very long to establish himself as a serious threat...

Happy, Happy, Happy! The Big Twelve Is All Smiles Just Weeks Before Kickoff - Crimson And Cream Machine
If you've been around college athletics long enough then surly you've seen two mascots go at it. In some sort of sick and twisted over sized bobble head type of way, the mascots are often the vent...

Red Raider Gridiron | Offensive Line Preview; Pace Picking Up; No QB News - Viva The Matadors
No news coming from the football facility. The offensive pace will get quicker and some thoughts about how plays are sent in from the sideline. OC coach Lee Hays talks about the offensive line. Texas Tech makes a top 25.

What's going on in Lubbock? - Viva The Matadors
Michael Brewer may or may not have a back injury. We've heard wild rumors but nobody is talking at Texas Tech. Let's see if we can connect the dots that might explain the deafening silence.

Big 12 Football Countdown: No. 3 TCU - Rock Chalk Talk
Big 12 Football Countdown: No. 3 TCU

Kansas Football 2013: Depth Chart Breakdown - Rock Chalk Talk
Monday we looked at what the depth chart might look like. Today we're checking in on the two deep released by Charlie Weis on Wednesday.

Mountaineer Morning Links: Wednesday (8/14/13) Edition - The Smoking Musket
Depth chart starting to reveal itself, leadership flap, player interviews & features, updates from WVU Pros, Big 12 roundup & more

OSU's DEFENSE: Good, bad, or a matter of opinion? - Cowboys Ride For Free
There's a new DC in charge, but the debate about the quality of the old DC's squad still rages.

WRNL Predicts the 2013 Football Season - Wide Right & Natty Lite
August is here and there is just enough football to whet everyone's appetites until the end of the month. The NFL is in preseason mode and even Tim Tebow looks good passable. Camps are open all...

Baylor Bears Football 2013-2014 Hype Video - Our Daily Bears
The season is near ...

2013 Position Previews: Linebacker - Our Daily Bears
It's Hump Day for the Baylor Defense! On this Wednesday afternoon, we're looking at arguably the most "known" unit on the team: Baylor's duo of returning starting linebackers (and their backups!).

Baylor Football 2013 Scholarship/Depth Chart - Our Daily Bears
A summary of the 2013 Depth Chart (as it is beginning camp today) with a look at Baylor's scholarship situation moving forward.

OTHER SPORTS

Comparing past Mike Trout to present Yasiel Puig - SBNation.com
There's a lot of season left, but it's a closer comparison than you might think.

NFL news: Tom Brady injury, Von Miller arrested - SBNation.com
Tom Brady sent a scare through New England on Wednesay afternoon.

Mississippi State linemen get loose on practice field, in bowling alley - SBNation.com
The Bulldogs' offensive line seems to be enjoying themselves.

NFL, NFLPA come to 'tentative agreement' on HGH testing - SBNation.com
An official announcement hasn't come down from the league, but a testing policy is in place.

Dan on Fire: The shocking questions raised by Peyton Manning's comeback - SBNation.com
Dan Rubenstein asks the tough questions about Peyton Manning's miraculous comeback.

Tom Brady injury: MRI on Patriots QB showed no structural damage, only low grade knee sprain, per reports - SBNation.com
If you PANICKED with regards to Tom Brady's injury, you can rest easy. Tom Brady might not be ready to go immediately as he deals with a knee sprain, but his injury isn't as bad as initially feared.

Run on Yasiel Puig at your own peril - SBNation.com
This is what happens.

USA vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina: Final score 4-3, Altidore hat trick fuels a US comeback - SBNation.com
The United States looked out classed in the first half but a second half hat trick by Jozy Altidore have the USMNT their first come from behind victory in Europe.

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