Thursday, August 19, 2010
Big Ten lunch links
Chant I heard last night at the Chicago Fire game when an opposing player got hurt (likely faking it, seeing that it's soccer) ...
"You're going home in a Cook County ambulance!"
Brutal. And hilarious.
- It just makes sense to split the big four in the Big Ten into separate divisions, Michael Rosenberg writes in the Detroit Free Press.
- The Ohio State-Michigan game could be on the move when the 2011 schedule is unveiled, Bill Rabinowitz writes in The Columbus Dispatch.
- Iowa's quarterbacks apparently talk a lot of smack in their meetings, Marc Morehouse writes in The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette.
- Apparently Wisconsin safety Jay Valai was limping with a concussion (huh?), Jeff Potrykus writes in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Massive Badgers freshman defensive tackle Beau Allen hopes to see the field right away, Tom Mulhern writes in the Wisconsin State Journal.
- Jim Tressel thinks Ohio State running back Brandon Saine is underrated nationally, Ken Gordon writes in The Columbus Dispatch. Despite ending a BCS bowl losing streak in Pasadena, Ohio State players don't feel entitled to success, Doug Lesmerises writes in The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
- A good profile on Penn State defensive coordinator Tom Bradley, who stays true to his school, Jerry DiPaola writes in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Penn State loses a local cornerback recruit to in-state rival Pitt, Paul Zeise writes in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
- Troy Woolfolk's injury leaves Michigan thin in the secondary and without much leadership, annarbor.com's Michael Rothstein writes. Michigan still doesn't know it's starting quarterback, John Niyo writes in The Detroit News.
- Whether it's at linebacker or defensive end, Michigan State will find a place for freshman William Gholston, Denny Schwarze writes in the Lansing State Journal. The Spartans can take advantage of a soft schedule this fall, Matt Charboneau writes in The Detroit News.
- Illinois linebacker Martez Wilson has no shortage of motivation this season, Herb Gould writes in the Chicago Sun-Times. The Illini pick up a commitment from the younger brother of former Wisconsin standout Owen Daniels, Shannon Ryan writes in the Chicago Tribune.
- Minnesota coach Tim Brewster likes what he has at the safety spots, Marcus Fuller writes in the (St. Paul) Pioneer Press. Starting defensive tackle Brandon Kirksey likely will miss Saturday's scrimmage with a sprained ankle, Dennis Brackin writes in the Star Tribune.
- Indiana senior quarterback Ben Chappell is settling in nicely this preseason, LaMond Pope writes in The (Fort Wayne) Journal Gazette. It comes down to making plays for Indiana in 2010, Rick Bozich writes in The (Louisville) Courier-Journal.