Big Ten lunch links: Illinois makes QB change
October, 5, 2009
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
Looks like you've got a case of the Mondays.
- Senior quarterback Juice Williams is out as Illinois' starter. Ron Zook made a desperate move in a desperate time, I opine.
- Is Michigan a contender or a fraud? Annarbor.com's Dave Birkett takes a look. The Wolverines have some lessons to learn from their loss to Michigan State, Mark Snyder writes in the Detroit Free Press.
- Freshman Montee Ball has replaced junior Zach Brown as Wisconsin's backup running back, Jeff Potrykus writes in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
- Michigan State loses starting safety Roderick Jenrette to a broken foot, plus news on redshirts, Joe Rexrode writes in the Lansing State Journal. Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio gets testy with a radio host.
- Minnesota needs to bounce back from an emotion-charged loss to Wisconsin, Kent Youngblood writes in the Star Tribune. A big blow for the Gophers, who lose starting center Jeff Tow-Arnett for the season with a broken leg, Marcus Fuller writes in the (St. Paul) Pioneer Press.
- A lot has changed for both Iowa and Michigan since the teams last met on the field, Pat Harty writes in the Iowa City Press-Citizen. Hawkeyes left tackle Bryan Bulaga didn't miss a beat in his return, Andrew Logue writes in the Des Moines Register.
- Penn State star linebackers Sean Lee and Navorro Bowman are still waiting to play a full game together, Ron Musselman writes in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
- Purdue wideout Keith Carlos will be more involved with Royce Adams sidelined for two weeks, Mike Carmin writes in The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier.
- After a surprising start to the season, Indiana got put in its place by Ohio State, Bob Kravitz writes in The Indianapolis Star.
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