Notes, quotes from Day 1 of media days

July, 27, 2009

Posted by's Adam Rittenberg

CHICAGO -- Before calling it a day here at the Hyatt Regency, a few tidbits from the first of two Big Ten media sessions. 

There wasn't a ton of huge news that came out of media days, but here are a few items not covered in earlier posts. 

And finally, some of the day's best quotes.

Penn State's Joe Paterno, on Twitter: "You guys have to talk about something. The fans have got to put something on those, what do you guys call those things, Twittle-do? Twittle-dee? I haven't got the slightest idea what you're looking at."

Michigan's Rich Rodriguez, on his first game against Ohio State in Columbus: "We saw a few old ladies hold up some hand signals while we were driving in, but I had seen that before, too."

Wisconsin's Bret Bielema, on playing at Iowa's Kinnick Stadium: "I graduated from there. I've got a tattoo of a Hawkeye on my calf; it was a great idea when I was 19. Their fans are right on top of you. They're coming at you and calling me names I've never heard before."

Minnesota's Tim Brewster, on Big Ten expansion: "I look forward to the day when we add a team and we split the divisions and we play for a championship on national TV on a Saturday night in December."



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