Big Ten lunch links: IU goes with Chappell at QB
March, 24, 2009
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
Spring is here, people. Time to get serious.
- Ben Chappell has done enough to open spring practice as Indiana's starting quarterback, while Kellen Lewis gets more work as a wide receiver, Terry Hutchens writes in The Indianapolis Star.
"The biggest difference in our offense is that we're going to be more of a downhill running football team," head coach Bill Lynch said. "I think that fits us better if Kellen isn't back there at quarterback."
- Minnesota opens spring practice with three new coordinators and a new-look offensive line, Marcus Fuller writes in the Pioneer Press.
- Cornerback Aaron Henry returns to the mix, and safety Shane Carter tries to improve his tackling skills as The Capital Times' Jim Polzin previews Wisconsin's secondary.
- It should be an emotional day at Minnesota as linebacker Sam Maresh goes through his first practice after undergoing open heart surgery last spring, Dennis Brackin writes in the Star Tribune.
- As expected, Penn State's Stefen Wisniewski will shift from guard to center when spring ball opens, and he's got big shoes to fill, Ron Musselman writes in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
- President Obama has got nothing on former Ohio State wide receiver Brian Hartline, who's winning The Cleveland Plain Dealer's celebrity NCAA tournament bracket challenge.