Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
Big Ten media days kick off in exactly one week. It's time to get serious.
One of the downsides to early recruiting is the difficulty of fully evaluating a prospect's academic qualifications, as Ohio State recently found out, Ken Gordon writes in The Columbus Dispatch. With Carlos Hyde at a prep school this fall, the Buckeyes are looking for a No. 3 tailback.
Michigan's Stevie Brown will be supervised directly by new coordinator Greg Robinson in his linebacker-safety hybrid role, Mark Snyder writes in the Detroit Free Press. Following sports hernia surgery, Wolverines running back Michael Shaw has regained his breakaway speed, Snyder writes.
Northwestern is recruiting central Florida extremely hard and getting excellent results, Joe Williams writes in the Orlando Sentinel.
Speaking of recruiting, Ohio State picks up a big commit in Darryl Baldwin.
Michigan State's fourth-quarter comeback against Wisconsin tops Joe Rexrode's list of the school's best games from 2008-09.
Penn State's blowout of in-state rival and then-No. 1 Pitt ranks as the No. 6 classic Joe Paterno moment, Bob Flounders writes in The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News.
Indiana picks up commit No. 11 for the 2010 class, Chris Korman writes in The Hoosier Scoop blog.