Big Ten lunchtime links
August, 1, 2012
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
Get well soon, Montee Ball.
- Bo Pelini has high praise for Nebraska's new assistant coaches. The Huskers need to excel locally in recruiting because it's hard to get the top national prospects to come to Lincoln, Sam McKewon writes.
- Taylor Lewan says he's moving on from his 2011 confrontation with William Gholston. Michigan managed to keep its coaching staff intact after an 11-win season.
- It's easy to relate to new Michigan State starting quarterback Andrew Maxwell.
- Our own BuckeyeNation examines how a slimmer Zach Boren figures to be a big part of the Ohio State offense. Urban Meyer talks about his recruiting challenges under NCAA sanctions.
- A Florida defensive back became the latest member of Purdue's recruiting class.
- Wisconsin coaches insist Danny O'Brien will get legitimate competition for the starting quarterback job from Joel Stave and the healed Curt Phillips. The Badgers will soon be unveiling their own alternate uniforms for the Nebraska game.
- Illinois is centering its offensive line hopes around Graham Pocic, who might not necessarily play center this year. Tim Beckman talks about Camp Rantoul.
- Terry Hutchens looks at some issues facing Indiana teams this fall, including the Hoosiers and Purdue.
- Mike Hlas goes one-on-one with Iowa cornerback Micah Hyde.
- Minnesota got some ideas from other staffs this offseason.
- Penn State is preparing for life without Silas Redd. Nittany Lions players were energized by Tuesday morning's rally.
- Kyle Prater got the answer he -- and Northwestern -- wanted from the NCAA.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
Final Illinois 18 Louisiana Tech 35 Final Rutgers 40 North Carolina 21 Final North Carolina State 34 UCF 27
Final Nevada 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 16 Final Utah State 21 UTEP 6 Final 22 Utah 45 Colorado State 10 Final Western Michigan 24 Air Force 38 Final South Alabama 28 Bowling Green 33
Final Marshall 52 Northern Illinois 23 Final Navy 17 San Diego State 16
Final Central Michigan 48 Western Kentucky 49 Final Fresno State 6 Rice 30
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2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
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