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The Mid-Morning Dump - 12/09/11

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AJ Klein found out he won Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Year from his dad... and didn't believe him.

Kelechi Osemele is New York City dreamin'. KO and Leonard Johnson are also headed to the Senior Bowl.

Iowa State is looking for a new offensive coordinator.


Iowa State Basketball

Randy Peterson talks about the position switch between Scott Christopherson and Chris Allen.

Here's a look at famous Cy-Hawk hardwood memories, including John Neal's 5 minutes of fame.

Around College Football

College Football Awards were last night, and most of the winners were no surprise. The only slight shock was Robert Griffin III over Andrew Luck for the Davey O'Brien.

Charlie Weis is your new Kansas football coach. AD Sheahon Zenger claims "This Puts Kansas On The National Map". Apparently Kansas fans are the only ones in the country to believe this, as everyone else laughed at Kansas... a lot. Considering Charlie Weis only averaged 8 yards more per game this year than Kansas did, I don't exactly see this as a success story.

It looks like Tim Beckman has accepted the Illinois head coaching job, which would mean Kevin Sumlin is a shoo-in at Texas A&M, right? Wrong. The new name out there is current Georgia coach Mark Richt. If this happens, it would make two SEC programs who have had their coaches ganked by A&M.

There's one man who is steadfast in his resolve to keep the current system. After saying that the "only reason for a playoff was financial", Jim Delany then went on to say he was OK with the end of AQ statuses, but only if the Big Ten got to keep the Rose Bowl.

Bill Connelly looks at bowl matchups and makes his picks. Iowa State... is not picked.