Big Ten lunchtime links
November, 15, 2012
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
Puppy ... in a cup ...
- High-energy, always-talking defensive end Eric Martin has put together a big senior season for Nebraska. Some top defensive line recruits could end up in Lincoln.
- Ohio State finally has its ideal linebacker lineup, and it only took 12 weeks. Travis Howard and Bradley Roby have emerged as defensive leaders for the Buckeyes.
- Glenn Carson doesn't get anywhere near the attention of Gerald Hodges and Michael Mauti, but Penn State's "other" linebacker is flourishing, too. Nebraska stores are selling T-shirts claiming karma for the controversial fumble call last week. Zach Zwinak is shining as the Lions' top ball-carrier.
- Purdue's Landon Feichter deserves a scholarship with the way he has played. Kawann Short is heading to the Senior Bowl.
- Wisconsin's Curt Phillips took some lessons from his first start at quarterback. Devin Smith's healthy return has been a big key for the Badgers' defense.
- Minnesota has needed a cavalcade of centers this season. Here's a good story about how Keanon Cooper responded to the death of former roommate Gary Tinsley in the offseason.
- Greg Heban has found a home on the Indiana defense.
- Iowa has shifted its depth chart in a search for answers. Say this about James Vandenberg: he has shown poise off the field while handling his on-the-field struggles.
- Denard Robinson might come in for a play even if he's not healthy enough to start on Senior Day. The Michigan seniors are finishing off a roller-coaster ride.
- Michigan State plans to have six linebackers ready to face Northwestern's option attack. Andrew Maxwell's quarterbacks coach says he has gotten a bad rap.
- Kain Colter is toughing it out through injuries for the Wildcats.
- A writer calls for Tim Beckman to be fired ... after 10 games?
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