Big Ten lunch links
September, 7, 2009
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
A lot of weekend leftovers after the first set of Big Ten games.
- TCF Bank Stadium will be in the spotlight this week in Minneapolis, Kent Youngblood writes in the Star Tribune. Some of Minnesota's old problems on offense resurfaced at Syracuse, Marcus Fuller writes in the (St. Paul) Pioneer Press.
- Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor still looks up to Michael Vick, Tim May writes in The Columbus Dispatch.
- Purdue's offensive line finally showed what it can do when healthy, Mike Carmin writes in The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier.
- The Big Ten didn't do much to help itself in Week 1, Howie Beardsley writes in The Grand Rapids Press.
- Scott Tolzien could be Wisconsin's long-term answer at quarterback, though Curt Phillips still deserves playing time, Tom Mulhern writes in the Wisconsin State Journal. Badgers center John Moffitt (strained pectoral) should be back on the practice field Tuesday, Jeff Potrykus writes in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
- Last week's adversity made Michigan a tougher team, Bob Wojnowski writes in The Detroit News. A detailed breakdown of Michigan's performance against Western Michigan, courtesy of annarbor.com's Michael Rothstein.
- Penn State grades from Week 1, handed out by The Patriot-News' Bob Flounders. Joe Paterno is off and running again, Joe Juliano writes in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
- Michigan State's depth at tight end showed in the season opener, Joe Rexrode writes in the Lansing State Journal.