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Tuesday Links O' War: July 14, 2015

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All-access with TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin | FOX Sports

There's a bounce in his step and a smile that won't leave his face. This is the charmed life, a far cry from what it was a year ago.

TCU offensive line breakdown: Frogs boast veteran group up front in 2015 | Dallas Morning News

With a switch to a faster offensive system for 2014, some of the pressure was taken off TCU’s offensive line, and the results were outstanding. Now in year No. 2 of the new look, the line is almost entirely back for a repeat following one of the top offensive seasons in school history.

TCU QB Trevone Boykin talks 2015 season, Heisman and baseball: podcast |

TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin was a camp counselor at last weekend's Manning Passing Academy at Nicholls State. It capped a busy week for Boykin.

He threw out the first pitch for last Wednesday's Arizona Diamondbacks-Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, and was installed as the preseason favorite for the Heisman trophy by one Las Vegas betting hall.

Former Frogs

Callaway signs NCAA Golf Superstar Julien Brun | Yahoo!

Today Callaway Golf officially announced that it has reached a Staff Pro agreement with former college golf phenom, Julien Brun. A native of Anitbes, France, Brun turns pro after an unbelievable career at Texas Christian University (TCU), where he was a 3-time First Team All-American and a 3-time Academic All-American.

Cincinnati fans boo Andy Dalton; are they ready for A.J. McCarron as Bengals QB? |

In the 20 seasons before Andy Dalton became Cincinnati's quarterback, the Bengals went to the NFL playoffs twice. Since Dalton took over under center for Cincinnati, the Bengals have been to the playoffs four straight seasons. But when Dalton played in the Legends and Celebrity Softball Game on Sunday in conjunction with Tuesday's MLB All-Star Game in Cincinnati, fans mixed boos with cheers for him in pregame introductions and during his first trip to the plate.

Future Frogs

Houston-area baseball star up for big honor at ESPY's | ABC13

On Monday, Luken left with his mom and dad to join his two younger sisters in California. He'll find out Tuesday if he wins Gatorade's National Player of the Year, which goes to the best overall high school athlete.

Around the Big 12

Does West Virginia want a travel buddy in the Big 12? | SB Nation

Two of the biggest stories of the college football offseason, how cost of attendance awards for student athletes are determined and administered, and the prospect of additional Big 12 expansion, extend beyond the offices of coaches and athletic directors.

One whose office is caught in both of those majors issues is the always loquacious Dr. Gordon Gee, previously the president at Ohio State, Colorado and Brown and the chancellor at Vanderbilt.

Currently in a second term as the president at West Virginia University, we caught up with Dr. Gee to get his thoughts on these, and some of the other prevailing issues in college athletics today.

College Football Spenders - Mo' Money, Mo' Problems | Wide Right Natty Lite

It’s all about the Benjamins! And the more money you spend, the more wins fans expect from you on the field. Why do you think there were more cameras on (former) Michigan coach Brady Hoke than the Kardashians last fall? Because he has been given the keys to the Big House, charter planes and Big Blue football.

Is it time to hit the panic button in recruiting? | Crimson and Cream Machine

There is no easy way to put it, but the a lot of the recruiting momentum for the class of 2016 has halted. Here is a list of players that many assumed the Sooners were either at one time leading for or had a real shot to land. Each of the following players have either eliminated the Sooners from contention or committed elsewhere.