Big Ten lunchtime links
May, 11, 2012
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
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- The Wall Street Journal's Rachel Bachman argues the Big Ten and Pac-12 should secede from the college football playoff and just stick with the Rose Bowl. Alabama coach Nick Saban doesn't exactly endorse Jim Delany's latest playoff proposal (something along the lines of "Hell no!").
- The Sporting News ranked 124 college football head coaches, with Urban Meyer (No. 3) topping the Big Ten contingent. Bret Bielema (No. 12) and Mark Dantonio (No. 13) were next in line.
- Defensive lineman Chris Rock (not that one) has left Michigan. Well, there go all the Chris Rock jokes I had holstered. Brady Hoke is already looking forward to the opener against Alabama.
- Evaluating the Michigan State receiver position in the wake of the DeAnthony Arnett news.
- Minnesota could get a $3 million bump from having the Vikings play in TCF Bank Stadium. The parents of the late Gary Tinsley received the degree he was scheduled to earn.
- Could Alex Anzalone still end up at Ohio State despite one of the weirdest recruiting flaps of all time?
- Bill O'Brien has a good idea who his quarterback will be, and that's likely Matt McGloin, Dustin Hockensmith writes. O'Brien says the Nittany Lions have big-play capability.
- Defensive end/linebacker Randy Gregory is still going to be a Purdue Boilermaker, just after a little detour.
- Athlon previews Wisconsin's 2012 season.
- The top recruit in the state of Iowa committed to Missouri. The Hawkeyes' new indoor practice facility should be up and running by the start of fall camp.
- Nebraska cornerback Charles Jackson didn't let an eligibility problem keep him down.
- Illinois appears ahead of its normal pace in recruiting.
- Maize N Brew offers an assessment of Kevin Wilson's challenges at Indiana.
- Off Tackle Empire lists some reasons to dislike Northwestern.
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