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Daily Round Up: Boomer Sooner

Those are two words you never thought you would see on BON? It pains me to type them.

Kansas State

Bill Snyder is the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year. [SI]

Snyder belongs on the Mount Rushmore of college football coaches. [Dallas Morning News]

Just FYI. The Wildcat o-line will probably be good again next season. [Topeka Capital-Journal]

Collin Klein has earned his place in Kansas State history. [The Wichita Eagle]

Snyder doesn't let his team go out before a bowl game. [SB Nation]

Ode to the Land Thieves

One of the storylines for this year's Cotton Bowl matchup is watching two of the top collegiate conferences go head to head in what will be one of this year's highly-anticipated bowl game. But as former conference foes,OU isn't buying into that hype. "It's not about conference pride," junior center Gabe Ikard said. "It's more about playing a really good football team and winning the game."

This game is not about SEC vs. Big 12. [The Oklahoma Daily]

The Aggies have another talented redshirt freshman. [NewsOK]

A&M doesn't want to be a one-hit wonder. [Tulsa World]

Fox is giving the Cotton Bowl lots of love. [NewsOK]

Heisman candidacies are all about the marketing. [Sports Business Now]

Big 12

Randy Shannon is leaving TCU for a job at Arkansas. [SB Nation]

As usual, Kansas is the basketball team to beat. [AAS]

OSU defensive coordinator has decided he is coming back. [NewsOK]

The Red Raider wins national mascot of the year award. [Lubbock Avalanche-Journal]

Open Range

An agent on the NCAA and the NFL.

Here's a New Year's Day bowl recap. [SB Nation]

Who is No. 1 is still a contested issue. [WSJ]

You had better be able to back up trash talk. [Orlando Sentinel]

The Big Ten should be thankful for Northwestern. [WSJ]

Did this writer miss the whole realignment frenzy a while back? Someone thinks Texas should join the Big Ten. [Sporting News]

Position coaches are ace recruiters. [SI]

The state of Pennsylvania is filing suit against the NCAA [SI] but does the legal argument hold up? [SI]

Athletic departments are spending a lot of money on payouts to fired coaches. [ESPN]

The NCAA will unveil a new stipend plan in April. [CBS Sports]

The Texans are in, the Cowboys are out. [Texas Monthly]

Enjoy the rest of the college football season:

Friday, January 4th
Cotton Bowl : Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M 7:00 p.m. FOX (HD)
Saturday, January 5th
DI-AA Final : North Dakota State vs. Sam Houston State 12:00 p.m. ESPN2 (HD) / espn3 *9
BBVA Compass Bowl : Ole Miss vs. Pittsburgh 12:00 p.m. ESPN (HD) / espn3 *9
Sunday, January 6th
Go Daddy Bowl: Arkansas State vs. Kent State 8:00 p.m. ESPN (HD)
Monday, January 7th
BCS Championship : Alabama vs. Notre Dame 7:30 p.m. ESPN (HD) (3D) / espn3 *9
All Star Games
Friday, January 4th
Under Armour High School Game 4:00 p.m. ESPN (HD) / espn3
Semper Fi All American Bowl 8:00 p.m. NFLN (HD)
Saturday, January 5th
U.S. Army High School All-American Bowl 12:00 p.m. NBC (HD) /
Friday, January 11th
Casino Del Sol All-Star Game 6:00 p.m. espn3
Saturday, January 19th
Raycom College Football All-Star Classic 2:00 p.m. CBSSN
East West Shrine Game 3:00 p.m. NFL Network (HD)
NFLPA Collegiate Bowl 5:00 p.m. ESPN2 (HD)
Saturday, January 26th
Senior Bowl 3:00 p.m. NFL Network (HD)
Saturday, February 2nd
Texas vs. the Nation Game 1:30 p.m. TBA

Thanks to LSU Football for the schedule.

And finally...

The Land Thieves stole more than just land and paychecks from Big Red Auto. [Yale]