Big Ten lunch links
March, 26, 2009
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
Pull up a chair and stay awhile.
- Michigan head coach Rich Rodriguez will talk to the media this afternoon, but things don't look good for quarterback Nick Sheridan, Mark Snyder writes in the Detroit Free Press.
- Up the road in East Lansing, Michigan State could go with a platoon system at quarterback, Joe Rexrode writes in the Lansing State Journal.
- In addition to serving as a wide receiver, former All-Big Ten quarterback Kellen Lewis will be used on returns for Indiana, The Herald-Times' Jared Poertner writes.
"We're going to do everything we can to get the ball in his hands," head coach Bill Lynch said. "It frees him up not playing quarterback to do some more of those things."
- Michigan produced the No. 1 overall pick (Jake Long) in last year's NFL draft, but players from both Michigan and Michigan State likely will be waiting until Day 2 of April's draft, Eric Lacy and Angelique Chengelis write in The Detroit News.
- There's certainly a different feeling at Iowa this spring after last year's rebound season, Ryan Suchomel writes in the Iowa City Press-Citizen.
- Purdue is beating the battle of the bulge, Mike Carmin writes in The Journal and Courier.
"We don't have any fat guys and we don't have any guys out of shape right now," head coach Danny Hope said. "That's a good place to start with our football team. Last year, we had a lot of fat guys."
- Minnesota quarterback Adam Weber discusses his health and promising backup MarQueis Gray, the Pioneer Press' Marcus Fuller writes in his blog.