Today's Report isn't so much a collection of morning links as it is a collection of links.
- First up is an interview with the now infamous "Baylor Crutches Girl" who rushed the field successfully on crutches. Someone took a video on their phone and put it on youtube.
- Berry Tramel loves college football because of teams like Iowa State and Baylor.
- Baylor reeled in a commitment Friday night, though this article talks about the Baylor win Saturday helping win him over. Not exactly true, but Baylor did get its 19th commitment from an offensive tackle from Wylie named Kyle Fuller. I consider myself pretty plugged-in regarding Baylor recruiting and this one caught me totally off-guard. I don't think anybody expected Fuller to commit to Baylor after some of the things he said earlier in the year. ESPN has an interview with him posted (In$ider-only), as do all three of the Baylor recruiting sites.
- Jon Solomon from the Birmingham News talks about how Friday and Saturday helped change the landscape of CFB.
- Peter Schrager of FoxSports recaps the weekend that was supposed to be calm and how it was anything but.
- Our own SBNation has picked up the RGIII-for-Heisman campaign, asking if he is truly the People's Champ after the game Saturday.
- Cory McCartney from SI.com apparently thinks so and has slotted RGIII as 1B to Trent Richardson's 1A on his latest Heisman rankings. Trust me when I say the Heisman hype this week is something I'm going to watch very closely.
- Kirk Bohls of the Austin-American Statesman (never a fan of Baylor, to be sure) thinks RGIII deserves at least an invite to NYC, if not the Heisman itself, as part of his 9 Things from this past weekend.
- Rob Rang of CBSSports talks about what Saturday's game did for RGIII's NFL prospects. ProFootballWeekly did something similar, though they mention Griffin's "sidearm throwing motion and unorthodox mechanics" as putting some teams off. Even assuming those two statements are true (and I'm not convinced they are), unorthodox doesn't have to be a negative thing, guys.
- NewsOk.com has a number of articles up about the game Saturday, including a Q&A with Briles that is worth reading. It's short, so go ahead and take a look. There's also a good video from the aftermath and the OU perspective.
- OUDaily.com confirms that they are, in fact, quite mad about the game Saturday, chalking it up to OU making too many mistakes and Baylor simply being lucky. I thought it was lucky, too, that Baylor's offense was so much better than OU's defense. All luck that led to Baylor receivers streaking through the open field en route to the highest offensive output ever by an OU opponent. Landry Jones does not agree with that assessment, saying:
"It kind of went back and forth all night. Baylor’s a good team, and they outplayed us tonight. We got up on them by seven points, but we didn’t make plays in the series after that to start going again."
- The Huffington Post, my absolute favorite site on the web, thinks the tipped pass Kendall Wright hauled in was the play of the game and worthy of its own entire article. That's good. Kendall needs more publicity because he is awesome.
- RedRaiders.com notes that Tech needs a win against Baylor this week (in their last game) to keep their bowl streak alive ... and doesn't think Tech is going to get it. That's surprising coming from them.
- Here's another article from Chad Hasty about Tech's chances this week. Not sure if Tech fans want to click.
- There are literally thousands of articles about the SEC's dominance of the BCS so I'm not going to waste time posting them. Same thing with playoff vs. BCS, though there is one that caught my eye saying that a playoff would increase the drama. I'm not sure that's true at all. Oklahoma State would still control its own destiny, for example, in a playoff situation. They don't right now. That's part of what made the ISU win so dramatic.
- For a non-football link, the Lady Bears received 39 of 40 first-place votes in the latest AP poll after their win yesterday. That's right, ladies, leave no doubt as to your place.
- Finally, Erin Andrews' gatorade bath on the field after the game apparently ruined her iPhone. That's just too bad.
That's it for today. I really need to figure out a faster way to do this.Down here I'm going to post videos from the game that are awesome. Avert your eyes, OU fans!
Baylor crazy tipped-ball touchdown against Oklahoma (via instntrply2)
Robert Griffin III Gatorade shower ends up on Heath Nielsen & Erin Andrews (Nov. 19, 2011) (via HeathNielsen)