Originally written on Crystal Ball Run  |  Last updated 6/20/12

While we typically run our Morning Playbook as the first post during the week, sometimes we just have to hit the snooze alarm once, or twice, or 14 times. So today, we invite you to pull up a chair for a special brunch edition of the Morning Playbook. Don't worry, we won't spoil your appetite for your lunch break coming up shortly. Today's edition will be brief.

It is no secret that some of us here at Crystal Ball Run are fans of the show How I Met Your Mother (it is LEGEN-... wait for it...) so if you are cool with a couple of bros going to brunch, then please carry on...

As you know, it is Top Ten week here on Crystal Ball Run. Earlier today we continued with a look at our number six team in 2012, the Oklahoma Sooners. Who will make up our top five?

Say goodbye to the BCS, in name only. Hey, it's a start but let us not forget that it did serve a purpose for a while pretty well.

More after the jump...

Les Miles is quite the character. This much we all know. Can you picture him as a Marvel character? And by the way, I would LOVE to see some of you artists out there send in your sketches of Miles as a super hero. Hit us up on Twitter if you have any to share!

Now if Miles could keep players in Baton Rouge. Sophomore Sam Gibson and red-shirt freshman David Jenkins (both defensive backs) are leaving the program via transfer. This leaves the Tigers thinning out at a strong position of course, which means it will be extra important for players like Tyrann Mathieu to stay healthy.

Some bowls officially changed their names this week. First the Champs Sports Bowl became the Russell Athletic Bowl. Now the Appear Insight Bowl is set to become the Valley of the Sun Bowl, which should not be confused with THE Sun Bowl.

With Missouri and Texas A&M heading to the SEC this fall many are wondering what kind of impact it will have on recruiting for the two former Big 12 members. Rivals.com takes a look.

Meanwhile, Crystal Ball Run contributor Michael Felder gives praise to the Big 12 for their non-conference scheduling over on Bleacher Report's college football blog, Your Best 11.

-DARY!

Purdue red-shirt freshman running back Doug Gentry is no longer with the Boilermakers. Naturally, it is for unspecified reasons. All of a sudden the Purdue running game is thinning out without much to look to, especially if they have to deal with legal problems with Ralph Bolden.

We will be back to our regular schedule tomorrow with the Morning Coffee. Apologies for the lack of caffeine jolt this morning!

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