Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Big Ten lunch links
By ESPN.com staff
Spring (football) is in the air.
- Indiana will be more multiple on defense in 2010, using both three-man and four-man fronts, Dustin Dopirak writes in The (Bloomington) Herald-Times (subscription required).
- There's no official word from Wisconsin on backup quarterback Curt Phillips, but Phillips' knee injury appears serious, Jeff Potrykus writes in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Injuries are piling up throughout the Badgers' offense, Jim Polzin writes in The Capital Times.
- Injuries will also impact Purdue this spring, as linebacker Jason Werner and others are out, Mike Carmin writes in The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier.
- Jobs are open throughout Minnesota's depth chart this spring, including the one at quarterback, John Shipley writes in the (St. Paul) Pioneer Press. The Star Tribune's Kent Youngblood examines key questions for the Gophers as spring ball begins.
- The Chicago Bears were keeping a close eye on Iowa's pro day, ESPNChicago.com's Jeff Dickerson writes. If you missed Marc Morehouse's position-by-position look at Iowa in 2010, check it out here.
- The kicking game is in the spotlight this spring at Michigan, which must replace both starting specialists, annarbor.com's Dave Birkett writes.
- Penn State's turnaround since 2005 can be traced to the signing of heralded recruit Derrick Williams, Matt Brown writes in The Daily Collegian.