Big Ten lunchtime links
July, 16, 2013
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
Like the Midsummer Classic, these links count:
- Former Illinois coach Ron Zook is still recruiting, but now he's doing it while working at a bank.
- A preview of Indiana's opener versus Indiana State.
- Gary Barta says it's laughable that Kirk Ferentz was listed as one of the nation's worst coaches by SI.com.
- Michigan could pass on a running back in the 2014 recruiting class, unless one of the very top prospects is available. Tight end is becoming a position of riches for the Wolverines.
- Michigan State got a commitment from the son of former captain and Super Bowl champ Jim Morrissey. An early look at the Spartans' game against Michigan, where they'll try to make it five out of six.
- Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson feels like an old man at 19, and that's a good thing for the Gophers. Is Jerry Kill's team ready to make "The Turn?"
- Harrison Phillips picked Stanford over his home state program, Nebraska.
- Crimson Quarry ranks Northwestern No. 6 in the Big Ten this season.
- Ohio State is relying on Corey "Philly" Brown to keep climbing up the career receiving charts. This excellent story by colleague Mitch Sherman tracks the path of several recruits, including the Buckeyes' Trey Johnson.
- Looking at safety Ryan Keiser's importance to Penn State this year. A man was indicted for allegedly impersonating former Nittany Lions quarterback John Shaffer -- as well as a Navy SEAL and a federal agent.
- Changes are coming to Purdue's Ross-Ade Stadium.
- A former Wisconsin linebacker wants to teach young players about concussions.