Lunch links: Spring starts at TCU, Baylor
- With Baylor opening spring practice this afternoon, Bears coach Art Briles talks "recruiting blood, spring ball blood and season ball blood." That's a lot of blood. John Werner of the Waco Tribune has you covered with a spring preview.
- Athlon also has a spring preview for the Bears, who are expecting junior Bryce Petty to replace Nick Florence at quarterback.
- As Texas holds its first of two open spring practices, Randy Riggs of the Austin American-Statesmen has five things to keep an eye on.
- Has the swagger returned at TCU? Gary Patterson seems to think so. The Horned Frogs open spring practice this afternoon and Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth-Star Telegram has five storylines for the spring including the return of quarterback Casey Pachall.
- The Horned Frogs are adding a former Texas high school coach to become their high school liaison.
- Commissioner Bill Bowlsby says the Big 12 has no plans to add a championship game. The Oklahoman's Berry Tramel has the report.
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