Big Ten lunch links
January, 9, 2013
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
Happy hump day.
- Ohio State coach Urban Meyer earns a nice bonus for a top-10 finish, although he nearly received even more. The Buckeyes are among the favorites to compete for the crystal football in 2013.
- Michigan left tackle Taylor Lewan, a likely NFL draft entry, wasn't in Ann Arbor for very long Tuesday. The Wolverines are in the mix for a top 2014 defensive line recruit.
- Bob Flounders looks at several Penn State redshirts to watch in 2013. The Lions lose freshman linebacker Brennan Franklin.
- Tom Dienhart passes out Big Ten bowl awards.
- Tom Osborne weighs in on Alabama's dynasty and how it stacks up with Nebraska's. New Nebraska AD Shawn Eichorst says the Big Ten has "some room to grow" to catch the SEC.
- New Purdue coach Darrell Hazell is putting together his coaching staff, and Marcus Freeman is a good addition.
- Despite being replaced in the bowl game, Andrew Maxwell still thinks he's Michigan State's No. 1 QB entering the offseason. Nick Saban weighs in on his former employer, Michigan State. Former Spartan Arthur Ray Jr. lands at Division II Fort Lewis College.
- More on new Wisconsin tight ends coach Jay Boulware.
- Chris Emma breaks down Northwestern's quarterback situation.
- An Illinois early enrollee talks about heading to Champaign.
- The Michigan-South Carolina Outback Bowl earns the top spot on this bowls ranking.