Friday, April 16, 2010
Big Ten lunch links
By ESPN.com staff
In Hawkeye Country today.
- Quarterback Tate Forcier's sprained foot might keep him out of Michigan's spring game, annarbor.com's Dave Birkett writes. Michigan picks up a quality commitment from defensive end Brennen Beyer.
- Penn State running back Michael Zordich receives his second alcohol-related citation, Bob Flounders writes in The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News.
- Playing football is a dream for Indiana defensive end Kevin Bush after he served a tour in Iraq, Dustin Dopirak writes in The (Bloomington) Herald-Times (subscription required).
- Jermale Hines and Tyler Moeller are Ohio State's top two safeties this spring, but the Buckeyes want a third contributor to emerge at the "star" spot, Doug Lesmerises writes in The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
- After a rough 2009 season, Michigan State cornerback Johnny Adams is back in the fold, Joe Rexrode writes in the Lansing State Journal. Keith Nichol's switch to wide receiver is paying off, Eric Lacy writes in The Detroit News.
- Iowa offensive coordinator Ken O'Keefe knows Ricky Stanzi must cut his interceptions total "dramatically," Marc Morehouse writes in The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette. You won't see Iowa's top running backs in Saturday's spring game, Don Doxsie writes in the Quad-City Times.
- Northwestern turns in its best practice of the spring, Teddy Greenstein writes in the Chicago Tribune.
- This spring, Minnesota's offensive linemen are welcoming a simplified scheme and a coordinator truly committed to the run game, Kent Youngblood writes in the Star Tribune.
- Penn State's lack of seasoning this spring is frustrating JoePa, Jeff Rice writes in the Centre Daily Times.
- Wisconsin picks up a 2011 commitment from tight end Sam Arneson, Tom Mulhern writes in the Wisconsin State Journal.