Thursday, May 13, 2010
Big Ten lunch links
By ESPN.com staff
In the words of my esteemed colleague Brian Bennett, "I got to cultivate the music that be captivating, who listens to the words that I speak, as I take me a drink to the middle of the street."
Pearls of wisdom, indeed.
- Nebraska is No. 2 on the Big Ten's expansion wish list behind Notre Dame, Dave Curtis and Matt Hayes write in The Sporting News. A Big Ten super conference is only super if Texas or Notre Dame is part of the mix, Drew Sharp writes in the Detroit Free Press.
- Gerry DiNardo puts his money behind Denard Robinson being Michigan's starting quarterback in 2010, Angelique Chengelis writes in The Detroit News. Rich Rodriguez's comments about Morgan Trent -- good or bad -- had nothing to do with where Trent was drafted, annarbor.com's Dave Birkett writes.
- Terrelle Pryor speaks (!!) and discusses his enhanced leadership role with Ohio State, Jerry DiPaola writes in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Don't expect Pryor to become a do-it-all, Vince Young type for the Buckeyes, SI.com's Stewart Mandel writes.
- Most of Penn State's freshmen appear headed for a redshirt in 2010, but a sputtering offense could change things, Jared Shanker writes in The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News.
- Justin Siller is back with Purdue, and former Boilers quarterback Joey Elliott thinks Siller will be "a huge threat" this fall, Mike Carmin writes in The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier.
- Indiana athletics director Fred Glass has changed the mood around the department since his arrival, Dustin Dopirak writes in The (Bloomington) Herald-Times (subscription required).
- If Mike Hlas were king, he'd want to see Iowa play football in these places.