Big Ten lunch links
September, 23, 2010
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
Getting picky today.
- Check out Big Ten picks from yours truly, College Football News and a few more from colleague Bruce Feldman .
- Penn State is gaining a playmaker at receiver in Justin Brown, but likely losing another in Shawney Kersey, Bob Flounders writes in The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News. A good piece on Temple's program from The Patriot-News' David Jones.
- It's always cool to see a punter (Michigan State's Aaron Bates) become big man on campus, Matt Charboneau writes in The Detroit News.
- Wisconsin defensive end J.J. Watt really might be the perfect person, as Tom Mulhern details in the Wisconsin State Journal. A closer look at Badgers running back John Clay and the numbers after three games from Dave Heller in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
- Indiana could be without standout linebacker Tyler Replogle for Saturday's game, Dustin Dopirak writes in The (Bloomington) Herald-Times (subscription required).
- An improved passing attack has finally created balance in Ohio State's offense, Doug Lesmerises writes in The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Some Buckeyes personnel notes from The Columbus Dispatch's Ken Gordon.
- Northwestern has sold out its allotment for the Wrigley Field game against Illinois, Teddy Greenstein writes in the Chicago Tribune.
- MarQueis Gray is becoming an impact receiver for Minnesota, but his best days could still be ahead at the quarterback spot, Marcus Fuller writes in the Star Tribune.
- Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez tells colleague Colin Cowherd that quarterback Tate Forcier remains a "team guy" despite not playing, Mark Snyder writes in the Detroit Free Press. Quarterbacks Denard Robinson, Ryan Mallett and Steven Threet all have ties to the Maize and Blue, the Associated Press' Ralph Russo writes.
- Iowa has a quality player and person in freshman running back Marcus Coker, Pat Harty writes in the Iowa City Press-Citizen.
- Purdue's early season ball security has significantly improved from 2009, Mike Carmin writes in The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier.
- Illinois' Nate Bussey has settled in nicely at linebacker, ESPNChicago.com's Scott Powers writes.
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