Big Ten lunch links
November, 5, 2010
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
If I won an Oscar everyone would have to respect me. My obituary would read Oscar-winner, instead of children's soccer heckler.
- The Big Ten Network's Dave Revsine goes inside the numbers for Week 10 in the Big Ten.
- Rich Rodriguez still can't breathe easy despite the NCAA ruling, Bob Wojnowski writes in The Detroit News. Rodriguez still needs more wins between the lines, John Niyo writes in The Detroit News. There's also the ongoing West Virginia investigation, annarbor.com's Jeff Arnold writes.
- Are you ready for some football at Wrigley Field? Pretty cool picture.
- Former Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer says the Minnesota job is "not a good fit." Scratch Fulmer off of the list, but Minnesota AD Joel Maturi has received strong interest in the job, Phil Miller writes in the Star Tribune.
- Plenty of Joe Paterno tributes this week, and here are some the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Never say never, but 400 wins for a major college football coach likely won't be seen again, David Jones writes in The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News. Paterno keeps mum on his starting quarterback for Saturday, but it looks like it'll be Rob Bolden, Cory Giger writes in The Altoona Mirror.
- Iowa running back Adam Robinson is 50-50 for the Indiana game after an apparent concussion, Marc Morehouse writes in The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette. No surprise here, but turnover margin has propelled the Hawkeyes, Andrew Logue writes in the Des Moines Register.
- Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa is among the candidates for the Chicago Tribune's Silver Football, Teddy Greenstein writes.
- Wisconsin likely will be without two key offensive playmakers at Purdue, Jeff Potrykus writes in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Badgers defensive end Louis Nzegwu gears up for spread offenses, Tom Mulhern writes in the Wisconsin State Journal.
- A look at how Michigan State stacks up with the other league title contenders from the Lansing State Journal's Joe Rexrode and Barry Kiel.
- More love for first-year Illinois defensive coordinator Vic Koenning from Stu Durando of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
- You can tell a lot about how Purdue will fare in a game by the way the Boilers start off, Mike Carmin writes in The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier.