Big Ten lunch links
January, 3, 2012
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
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- Mark Dantonio never lost faith in Will Gholston, and it paid off big time for Michigan State, Drew Sharp writes. The Outback Bowl thriller takes Michigan State to the next level, Lynn Henning writes. Quarterback Kirk Cousins soaks in an unforgettable final game as a Spartan.
- An interesting breakdown of the Big Ten's continued bowl struggles. Eleven Warriors recaps the Big Ten bowl season so far.
- Nebraska's emotional play reflects its head coach, Tom Shatel writes. Huskers fans should expect much more from the program, Steven M. Sipple writes. A tough ending to Alfonzo Dennard's Nebraska career.
- As Michael Hunt writes, "Bad things don't happen to talented teams like [Wisconsin] on sheer randomness." Badgers coach Bret Bielema is tired of the tears. A lack of red zone efficiency and turnovers hurt the Badgers.
- Penn State isn't built for the major changes about to take place, David Jones writes. Penn State now enters an offseason filled with uncertainty.
- Ohio State takes away several lessons from a lost season, Bob Hunter writes. The changes are already beginning for Ohio State as the Urban Meyer era begins.
- There's plenty at stake for Michigan in tonight's Sugar Bowl. Michigan is embracing its return to the national stage. Five things to watch in tonight's game.
- Illinois is bringing in an assistant with a famous surname, John Supinie writes. New Fighting Illini coach Tim Beckman has plenty on his plate.
- Indiana's next co-offensive coordinator very well could be former Arizona assistant Seth Littrell.
- Iowa adds a juco quarterback to help its depth at the position. The Hawkeyes need to move beyond the ho-hum seasons under Kirk Ferentz.
- Teddy Greenstein writes it's hard to tell which way Northwestern is headed.
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