Big 12 Football: Wednesday Morning One-Liners

Sean Martin@SaturdaysGameCorrespondent ISeptember 15, 2010

LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMBER 04:  Taylor Matinez  #3 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers scores his first touchdown as a Cornhusker during the first half of  their game against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Memorial Stadium on September 4, 2010 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska defeated Western Kentucky 49-10. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)
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Can a firefighter who doesn't know all the rules of football become Baylor’s second draft pick in three years?

After their 52-7 beat down by California, Colorado is opting to move around some offensive linemen.

Iowa State has found an impressive kick returner in true freshman Shontrelle Johnson.

Kansas might be without two of their better offensive weapons this Friday at Southern Mississippi.

After giving up nearly 450 offensive yards to Missouri State, the Kansas State defense is vowing to play better.

Here is a good story about Missouri tight end Michael Egnew.

When asked about the hostile environment of a road game, Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez said he “played in high school in big games. The crowd doesn’t bother [him] very much.”

The early line on the Oklahoma-Air Force game is OU by 17 points. If the Falcons can take up one full quarter on two possessions, you will definitely want to take Air Force on the spread. (My note: I think Air Force shocks OU this weekend, not necessarily by winning, which they can do, but by playing a lot tougher than the Seminoles did last weekend.)

Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy: “We’re not good enough as a football team to look past anybody.”

Texas head coach Mack Brown: “A lot of times, the best teams have the most penalties.” (That would make Arizona State, USC, Baylor, Bowling Green or Troy the best team in the nation.)

One Texas A&M secondary defender can literally feel the difference in having a productive front seven.

Tommy Tuberville on his first game against Texas as the Texas Tech head coach—“I don’t think I’ll get run off after this game, but you want to play well.”