Big Ten lunch links
March, 1, 2012
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
It happened. Satan's trifecta. The day I most dreaded had fallen on the day I most loved.
- Cornerback Ross Douglas joined quarterback Christian Hackenberg on a big recruiting day for Penn State. Hackenberg fills a huge need for PSU, Bob Flounders writes. Lions defensive end Shawn Oakman isn't talking about his dismissal from the team.
- Ohio State is closing in on Cincinnati assistant Kerry Coombs as its next defensive backs coach. Eleven Warriors looks at how Urban Meyer will install his offense this spring.
- David Molk and Mike Brewster aren't interested in continuing the barbs about who is the better center. Here's the list of players participating in Michigan's pro day.
- BTN.com's Tom Dienhart previews spring football in the Big Ten.
- Wisconsin's staff overhaul has reportedly cost the team a 2013 verbal.
- Brian Christopherson looks at how the new kickoff rules might impact Nebraska. Coach Bo Pelini won't rush to replace assistant Corey Raymond.
- Illinois football forms a partnership with the Chicago White Sox. New coach Tim Beckman is tightening media access to spring practices.
- Two Purdue football players are considering running for student government.
- Wide receiver Keshawn Martin stood out among Michigan State's players at the NFL combine. Quarterback Kirk Cousins also received high marks from the combine.
- Mgoblog's Brian Cook explains why the college football playoff movement is in high gear.
- Michigan's Joe Bolden and Ohio State's Bri'onte Dunn are among the early enrollees who could have a big impact this spring.