Big Ten lunch links
February, 28, 2012
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
We're a hot dog eating team with a bowling problem.
- It's hard to predict how new offensive coordinator Greg Davis will fare at Iowa, Mike Hlas writes. Davis can adapt, but he's also prone to predictable play calls, Marc Morehouse writes.
- Corey Raymond talks about his change of heart in leaving Nebraska for LSU. The Huskers could bring in former star Mike Minter as Raymond's replacement, Steve Sipple writes. Bo Pelini goes back to his high school for decorated recruit Marcus McWilson.
- Another Q&A with Penn State quarterbacks coach Charlie Fisher. Penn State reportedly cuts ties with football marketing chief Guido D'Elia.
- Michigan continues to roll on the recruiting trail for 2013. Wolverines DT Mike Martin shines at the NFL combine.
- Good news for Wisconsin as running backs coach Thomas Hammock is staying for 2012. The Badgers' first commit for 2013 can't find a single negative about his college choice.
- Colleague KC Joyner lists Big Ten linebackers Denicos Allen (Michigan State) and Jonathan Brown (Illinois) as potential breakout defenders in 2012.
- Minnesota's staff recently visited Baylor for tips on quarterback play (smart move). The Gophers pick up their first commitment for 2013.
- Purdue quarterback recruit Austin Appleby is prepared for success.
- The troubles have continued for former Ohio State receiver Ray Small. Ohio State's director of high school relations discusses the team's breakneck recruiting pace.
- It's all about the benjamins in big-time college football.
- A look at Northwestern's walk-on tradition, which includes running back Jacob Schmidt.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
Final Iowa 24 Pittsburgh 20 Final Eastern Michigan 14 11 Michigan State 73 Final Western Illinois 7 Northwestern 24 Final Southern Illinois 13 Purdue 35 Final Bowling Green 17 19 Wisconsin 68 Final Maryland 34 Syracuse 20 Final Utah 26 Michigan 10 Final Rutgers 31 Navy 24 Final Massachusetts 7 Penn State 48 Final San Jose State 7 Minnesota 24 Final Texas State 35 Illinois 42 Final Indiana 31 18 Missouri 27 Final Miami (FL) 31 24 Nebraska 41