Big Ten lunchtime links
January, 23, 2012
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
We had a special, Joe Paterno edition of the links earlier. Here are links to other stories happening around the Big Ten:
- On a day of great sadness at Penn State, the program did manage to pick up three new recruits, including the son of former star Curt Warner.
- New Illinois defensive coordinator Tim Banks talks about the opportunity he couldn't pass up and the style he wants to run.
- Wisconsin found its new offensive line coach. Nevada defensive coordinator Andy Buh is heading to the Badgers as linebackers coach after getting the blessing from his old boss.
- A running back who committed to Iowa State checked out Iowa over the weekend.
- An offensive lineman withdrew his pledge to Michigan. The Wolverines and Denard Robinson don't owe each other anything when it comes to the NFL draft.
- An Ohio safety decommitted from Toledo and pledged his services to Michigan State. The Spartans also picked up a defensive lineman.
- Speaking of Toledo, Nebraska got a commitment from an athlete from that same Ohio city. The Huskers brand has lost some of its luster, Steven M. Sipple writes.
- A freshman fullback is transferring from Ohio State.
- Purdue's Kawann Short wants to earn his degree and become a first-round NFL pick.