Big Ten's lunch links
March, 26, 2014
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
Eyes closed, head first, can't lose.
- Bill O'Brien called Penn State's bowl ban "ridiculous." The Nittany Lions picked up a commitment from a receiver.
- The pieces are in place for Jake Rudock and Iowa to be successful.
- Cardale Jones and J.T. Barrett are trying to get a leg up on the Ohio State quarterback job with Braxton Miller out this spring. Why the Buckeyes offense needs to be different this year. Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith got a bonus when a Buckeyes wrestler won a national title, and that tells you everything you need to know about college sports, Dan Wetzel writes.
- Michigan State defensive end Marcus Rush is all business as spring opens.
- Michigan's offensive linemen are spurred on by last year's problems.
- New Wisconsin running backs coach Thomas Brown doesn't plan on fumbling his opportunity.
- Observations from Rutgers' first spring practice.
- Dolapo McCarthy is adjusting to another position change at Purdue, this time to tight end.
- Nebraska's Charles Jackson is motivated to earn his Blackshirt.
- Minnesota is being cautious with tight end Maxx Williams, who's nursing a left knee injury.
- Illinois is looking to double its donor base.
- Indiana's Isaac Griffith is expected to return to the team this fall.
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