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Mizzou Links, 12-1-08

A somewhat abbreviated Links today, as I'm off work today and sleeping in...and we're keeping this one positive, KU links, and no soon-to-be-OU-destruction links...

Christensen-to-Wyoming Links!

  • First things first, Dave Matter reported late last night that Christensen will stick around for the Big 12 Championship and bowl game.
  • The Trib: Christensen headed to Wyoming
    Wyoming has been the launching pad for several former head coaches who went on to have successful careers elsewhere, including Bob Devaney, Pat Dye, Dennis Erickson and Joe Tiller. Joe Glenn had been the Cowboys coach since 2003 but was fired last Sunday after compiling a 30-41 record in six seasons at the Mountain West Conference program. Wyoming had one winning season under Glenn, a 7-5 finish in 2004. Wyoming has been part of the Mountain West since 1999 and prior to that played in Western Athletic Conference since 1962.
  • Laramie Boomerang: Mizzou Asst. Head Coach Wyoming Bound
    Christensen’s offense produced no fewer than three major national awards candidates. Then junior quarterback Chase Daniel was a Heisman Trophy finalist (finishing fourth in final Heisman voting), while senior tight end Martin Rucker and freshman wide receiver Jeremy Maclin were both consensus First Team All-Americans, marking the first time in MU history it has had two consensus first teamers in a single year.
  • Post-Dispatch: Christensen to Wyoming; Eberflus interviews at Toledo
    It's unclear whether any MU assistants will leave with Christensen, nor or it evident who will ascend to his job. Insiders believe the most obvious candidates internally would be quarterbacks coach David Yost, who has been with Pinkel since 1996, and receivers coach Andy Hill, the former Tiger receiver who came aboard the coaching staff with Larry Smith and now is in his 13th season at MU.
  • And while we're at it...Toledo Blade: UT likely to interview Eberflus
    Eberflus, 38, is a Whitmer High School graduate. UT athletic director Mike O'Brien hopes to make a hire by early December. Other possible candidates are thought to be Arizona defensive coordinator Mark Stoops and former Iowa State coach Dan McCarney.

Oral Roberts Links!

  • The Missourian: Lyons helps Tigers hold off Oral Roberts
  • The Trib: Lyons, Carroll too much for Oral Roberts
  • KC Star: Lyons & Carroll star in Mizzou win

Also, a quick programming note: I normally post a weekly Big 12 BTBS wrap-up on Mondays and MU game wrap-up on's all getting bumped back a day. Expect an Oral Roberts box score wrap-up later today, though. I know you don't want to miss that!