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Big Ten lunch links: Tressel, Ferentz stiff-arm NFL

12/31/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

Here's your final helping of links for 2008. Don't let them get cold. 

"'Hey, from what I've seen, Penn State is pretty good,' protested defensive end Kyle Moore.

"This means the Trojans have watched the films. This means that they've surely seen how, athletically and strategically, USC is clearly better. The writers were able to compare the players in person Tuesday, and the differences were obvious.

"USC looked like Humvees. Penn State looked like jayvees."

"Look, when we were 7-1, I knew we had some issues," he said. "We didn't have much depth, guys got injured. I knew the potential was there for something like this happening. But I also know that the people of Minnesota respect our team. They know how hard we work. They are proud that we made the jump to being respectable again."