Nebraska fans should be patient with new offensive coordinator Tim Beck, Tom Shatel writes in the Omaha World-Herald. Steven M. Sipple dissects the recent comments from Beck and coach Bo Pelini.
A good breakdown of Ohio State's recruiting during the Jim Tressel era from BuckeyeSports.com's Marcus Hartman. His draft stock might have taken a hit, but Cameron Heyward is glad he returned to Ohio State for his senior season, Ken Gordon writes in The Columbus Dispatch.
No surprise, but former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr fully supports Brady Hoke and can help the transition process, Terry Foster writes in The Detroit News. Concussions have ended the career of former Michigan quarterback Steven Threet, colleague Bruce Feldman reports.
Wisconsin's Gabe Carimi thinks he's the best offensive tackle available in the 2011 draft.
Derek Moye leads a talented group of Penn State receivers in 2011, Jared Shanker writes in The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News.
The extended Big Ten schedule (post-Thanksgiving) means Illinois' Memorial Stadium can't be used every year for the state high school championship, Bob Asmussen writes in The (Champaign) News-Gazette.
An injury will limit Indiana's Tandon Doss this week at the NFL combine, Dustin Dopirak writes in The (Bloomington) Herald-Times (subscription required). Indiana's 2011 opener against Ball State at Lucas Oil Stadium is now official.
Still no word on a sixth year for Purdue receiver Keith Smith.