Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
Let's take a spin around the league ...
Former Wisconsin and Nebraska defensive coordinator Kevin Cosgrove is the favorite to take the same position on Tim Brewster's staff at Minnesota, Kent Youngblood writes in the Star Tribune.
"Cosgrove, 53, and Brewster have been friends since the early 1980s, when Brewster was playing at Illinois and Cosgrove was a graduate assistant. Cosgrove's son, Clint, just finished his second season as a defensive graduate assistant with the Gophers."
Illinois has set its sights on Penn State defensive line coach Larry Johnson, possibly for a co-coordinator spot with Curt Mallory or Dan Disch, David Jones writes in The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News. Michigan also could be coveting Johnson's services, Herb Gould writes in the Chicago Sun-Times.
Jim Tressel's coaching colleagues in Ohio shared his pain when the Buckeyes blew a late lead in the Fiesta Bowl, Terry Pluto writes in The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The turnover on Ron Zook's coaching staff at Illinois could send several recruits Michigan State's way, Matt Dorsey writes in the Detroit Free Press.
"Three current Illinois commitments have indicated they've been in contact with Michigan State and it is believed they are considering taking official visits to East Lansing."