Big Ten lunch links
November, 27, 2012
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
Unlike the All-Big Ten picks, we hope the links are easier to digest.
- Wisconsin could be the Rose Bowl's first five-loss team, Todd Jones writes. The Badgers should have star LB Chris Borland in Indy. Bret Bielema considered going for two at the end of the Penn State game.
- Simply reaching the Big Ten title game isn't good enough for Nebraska. Wisconsin's hard-luck season has gotten Nebraska's attention. The Huskers likely are headed to Florida if they lose Saturday.
- A look at six candidates for Purdue's coaching vacancy, including former assistant Brock Spack. Boilers DT Kawann Short reflects on playing for Danny Hope. Other Purdue players acknowledge Hope on Twitter.
- Urban Meyer is concerned about complacency setting in for Ohio State in 2013. In fact, Meyer wants an angry Buckeyes team next fall.
- Michigan State assistant Pat Narduzzi is a coach to watch during the silly season, Bruce Feldman writes. RB Le'Veon Bell leads a contingent of five Spartans on the All-Big Ten team.
- Minnesota's AD will try to alleviate some of Jerry Kill's responsibilities following the coach's latest seizure. Kill's health issues are a major distraction for the Gophers, Chip Scoggins writes.
- There's no guarantee Michigan's Denard Robinson returns to QB even if healthy. Michigan's season is neither a total failure nor a success. Wolverines coach Brady Hoke defends his offensive coordinator.
- Penn State places six players on the All-Big Ten teams. David Jones explores Penn State's attendance issues. It's open season once again on Lions players.
- A closer look at Iowa's struggles this season.
- A good breakdown of Northwestern's bowl situation.
- Two Indiana players earn All-Big Ten honors.
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