Big Ten lunchtime links
January, 15, 2014
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
Happy hump day.
- Penn State players like what they've seen so far from James Franklin. Four Vanderbilt assistants appear to be on their way to State College.
- Ohio State's defensive makeover begins with the hiring of Larry Johnson and Chris Ash. Johnson should make a recruiting splash for the Buckeyes.
- Nebraska's 99-yard touchdown in the Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl is even more remarkable considering how the Huskers had performed inside their own 20.
- Grading Michigan's linebacker play this past season.
- A closer look at Purdue early enrollee David Blough, who could challenge Danny Etling for the quarterback job.
- The state's top quarterbacks will attend Iowa's junior day on Saturday.
- The Big Ten East Division should be a cage fight.
- Maryland's lawsuit could be about applying pressure on the ACC for a settlement.
- Rutgers could need new offensive and defensive coordinators.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
12:00 PM ET Purdue Illinois 12:00 PM ET 20 Ohio State Maryland 2:30 PM ET North Texas Indiana 3:30 PM ET 17 Wisconsin Northwestern 7:00 PM ET Michigan Rutgers 8:00 PM ET 19 Nebraska 10 Michigan State