Big Ten lunch links
January, 25, 2011
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
Be sure and check out the recruiting page today as the Big Ten will be featured.
- I'll post more on this later today, but SI.com's Andy Staples has an excellent piece on oversigning and how leagues like the SEC and Big 12 exploit it at the expense of the Big Ten.
- More good news for Iowa receiver Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, who pleaded guilty to marijuana possession but had all other drug charges against him dismissed. The Hawkeyes are among the final three squads gunning for one of the nation's top offensive line recruits, Pat Harty writes in the Iowa City Press-Citizen.
- In case you missed it, recruiting needs for both the Legends division and Leaders division.
- Wisconsin football is building its national brand, Andy Baggot writes in the Wisconsin State Journal. The Badgers' new linebackers coach could help recruiting efforts in the Southeast, Tom Mulhern writes in the State Journal.
- Former Ohio State linebacker Anthony Schlegel returns as the team's assistant strength and conditioning coach, Doug Lesmerises writes in The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
- Michigan AD Dave Brandon tried to keep a low profile during his recent coaching search, Angelique Chengelis writes in The Detroit News. Wolverines linebacker recruit Kellen Jones brings a violent approach on defense, annarbor.com's Pete Cunningham writes.
- Indiana offensive lineman James Brewer draws excellent reviews at Senior Bowl practice, Tony Pauline writes.
- Michigan State recruit Shilique Calhoun could have gone the hoops route but sounds pleased with his decision, Kyle Warber writes.
- Pitt's loss is Northwestern's gain as Deonte Gibson commits to the Wildcats, colleague Bill Kurelic writes.