Big Ten lunch links
October, 9, 2012
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
Finally, justice is served.
- A really good take by Ken Thompson on the defining moment of the Danny Hope era at Purdue. The Boilers have plenty to fix before Wisconsin comes to town.
- Herb Gould writes Illinois AD Mike Thomas hasn't lost faith in coach Tim Beckman. The Illini defense is still looking to regain its swagger.
- Michigan State likely will be without TE Dion Sims against Iowa. Graham Couch makes three positive predictions for the rest of MSU's season.
- Wisconsin wants to get QB Curt Phillips more involved in the offensive game plan. After losing star power in recent years, the Badgers look for a strong collective effort from their defensive line.
- Ohio State's depth (or lack thereof) is being put to the test. The Buckeyes don't shy away from AP Poll chatter, Rusty Miller writes.
- A look at the Week 7 story lines in the Big Ten.
- Iowa CB Micah Hyde pleads not guilty to public intoxication. Kirk Ferentz aims for his 100th win as Iowa's coach on Saturday.
- Indiana TE Ted Bolser isn't facing discipline from the Big Ten after his ejection last Saturday. Dustin Dopirak writes Indiana's defensive backs have played better than you think (subscription required).
- Teddy Greenstein reviews Northwestern's offensive plays at Penn State and finds multiple problems.
- Coach Jerry Kill takes a cautious approach about Minnesota's early success this season.
- Brady Hoke wants Michigan's pass rush to turn it up a notch. The Wolverines' offensive line has taken a step.
- A patient approach with football coaches has served Nebraska well in the past, Steven M. Sipple writes. Sam McKewon weighs in on the recruiting challenges at Nebraska.
- Michael Weinreb on Penn State re-learning the meaning of football. The Coach of the Year talk for Penn State's Bill O'Brien is premature. Evaluating the Lions' wide receivers and tight ends midway through the season.
- Tom Dienhart's latest bowl projections have Michigan headed to Pasadena.