Big Ten lunch links
October, 27, 2011
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
Gettin' linky with it.
- Michigan State's team chemistry has made the Spartans a championship-caliber team, Lee Barfknecht writes. The Spartans are establishing themselves as a Big Ten power, Bob Wojnowski writes.
- Colleague Chris Spielman weighs in on Bo Pelini, his former Ohio State teammate.
- Big plays stung Wisconsin's defense in East Lansing. Wisconsin's mindset could determine who wins Saturday night in Columbus, Doug Lesmerises writes.
- The sons of former Indiana coach Bill Mallory all caught the coaching bug, Terry Hutchens writes. Current IU coach Kevin Wilson keeps the faith.
- JoePa might be slowing down, but Penn State is not, John Supinie writes. Penn State RB Silas Redd is running toward the record book but could be a bit banged-up entering this week's game.
- Brady Hoke provides some updates on Michigan's running backs. More from John U. Bacon's book, which states Michigan's loss to Illinois in 2009 was the beginning of the end for RichRod.
- Ohio State expects to have a more balanced offense against Wisconsin. The tattoo parlor owner at the center of the Ohio State scandal is sentenced to three years in prison.
- Tom Osborne nearly became Michigan State's coach in 1999, Joe Rexrode writes.
- Illinois could face a big decision on coach Ron Zook about a month from now, Loren Tate writes. The Fighting Illini offense looks for answers.
- Purdue offensive lineman Trevor Foy plays through pain.
- The Big Ten Network's Dave Revsine breaks down Michigan State's rapid rise.
- Iowa's wide receivers have changed perceptions during the Kirk Ferentz era. The Hawkeyes' needs on defense have them pursuing two juco players.
- Former Minnesota LB Sam Maresh gets a new start at a small school. Gophers coach Jerry Kill needs to excel in local recruiting, Marcus Fuller writes.
- Northwestern reserve QB Trevor Siemian is quite a character.