Big Ten lunchtime links
January, 16, 2013
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
Let me tell you a little story about acting. I was doing this Showtime movie, "Hot Ice" with Anne Archer, never once touched my per diem. I'd go to Craft Service, get some raw veggies, bacon, Cup-A-Soup ... baby, I got a stew going.
- Looking at Michigan's options for its final two spots in this recruiting class. Will Campbell is willing to play offensive line at the next level but may not have to with his early performance in the East-West Shrine Game practices. The Sporting News picks the Wolverines as a team that could mirror Notre Dame's turnaround in 2013.
- Bill O'Brien's success is obscuring Joe Paterno's legacy, Frank Fitzpatrick writes. Matt Stankiewitch and Gerald Hodges are impressing early at Shrine Game practices.
- Players with good GPAs like former Minnesota quarterback Max Shortell might be able to transfer without sitting out a year if a proposed NCAA rule is approved.
- Michigan State commit Drake Harris is giving up the idea of also playing basketball and is opening up his recruiting. Urban Meyer is moving in on Harris.
- A professor says Illinois football is not very valuable. Bob Asmussen offers some predictions for 2013 for the Illini, Big Ten and others.
- Iowa parted ways with a recruit who had some legal troubles.
- Could Northwestern be a surprise contender in '13?
- Wisconsin gets an A-minus and Purdue a B-plus in SI.com's grading of the offseason coaching hires.
- Nebraska added another defensive line recruit, bolstering a position of need.
- New Wisconsin offensive line coach T.J. Woods says he has "the opportunity of a lifetime."
- Indiana will battle Illinois for a 2014 running back.