Big Ten lunch links
November, 29, 2011
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
You got your Urban Meyer-Ohio State fill earlier today. Now it's time to look at the rest of the league.
- Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi and Rutgers coach Greg Schiano are among the candidates for Illinois' vacancy, Shannon Ryan writes in the Chicago Tribune. Wisconsin offensive coordinator Paul Chryst also is in the mix, Jeff Potrykus writes. Illini defensive coordinator Vic Koenning is ready to lead the team in its bowl game.
- David Jones breaks down names you need to know in Penn State's ongoing coach search. Penn State deserves to play in a bowl, Ron Cook writes, while Pitt does not.
- It's pretty much all or nothing for the Big Ten title game runner-up, Michael Rosenberg writes.
- Michigan State is still struggling to gain respect, Joe Rexrode writes. It's Take 2 for Michigan State and Wisconsin in Indy.
- BTN.com's Tom Dienhart breaks down the title game matchups.
- A players-only meeting got Wisconsin back on track after its two losses. Badgers running back Montee Ball appears on SI.com's latest Heisman Trophy watch.
- Andy Baggot talks to ghosts -- Woody and Bo, specifically -- about the Big Ten title game.
- Business owners and officials in Indy aren't sure what to expect from the first Big Ten title game.
- Bo Pelini and Tom Osborne deny a report that Pelini interviewed for the Ohio State job. Nebraska turns its attention to 2012 recruiting.
- A look at Northwestern's potential bowl destinations.
- In case you missed them, the 2011 All-Big Ten teams and individual awards.
- Speculating about Iowa's bowl destination is a useless endeavor, Mike Hlas writes. Longtime Hawkeyes defensive coordinator Norm Parker wins the AFCA's Coach of the Year Award.
- Jerry Kill talks about his first year at Minnesota and moving the program forward.
- Brady Hoke thinks Michigan deserves a BCS at-large berth. Colleague Brad Edwards tells The Detroit News that he doubts Michigan will enter the top 14.
- Purdue labels its 6-6 season as a success at its football banquet.
- Indiana is looking to the future, which starts with quarterback Tre Roberson.
- The latest Big Ten power rankings from Athlon Sports.