Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Big Ten lunch links
By ESPN.com staff
Follow me on Twitter during the Big Ten coaches' teleconference (Michigan QB Denard Robinson also makes an appearance), which begins right now.
- Very sad news, as Terry Hoese, the father of Minnesota fullback Jon Hoese, passed away Monday night following a stroke.
- Forget Texas-SC. The Ohio State-Miami Fiesta Bowl remains the greatest game ever, Bill Livingston writes in The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
- Penn State freshman quarterback Rob Bolden already has a fan in Alabama coach Nick Saban, Joe Juliano writes in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Alabama likely will be missing two star players Saturday against Penn State, Don Kausler Jr. writes in the Birmingham News.
- Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez has bigger concerns than Tate Forcier's sideline demeanor, annarbor.com's Michael Rothstein writes. The Detroit News' Bob Wojnowski writes that Michigan must stay on the right path, while the Detroit Free Press' Drew Sharp writes that after last year, we shouldn't praise the Wolverines too soon.
- Get to know Wisconsin defensive end J.J. Watt in this Mike Lucas story from The Capital Times.
- The Lansing State Journal's Joe Rexrode answers three big questions for Michigan State. The Spartans defensive line picked up the slack without Blake Treadwell in the opener, Denny Schwarze writes in the Lansing State Journal.
- Jewel Hampton's return to the field adds intrigue to Iowa's running back spot, Pat Harty writes in the Iowa City Press-Citizen. The Iowa-Iowa State series faces some roadblocks in the future, Scott Dochterman writes in The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette.
- Northwestern's veteran offensive line needs to pick up its play, Lindsey Willhite writes in the Daily Herald. Quarterback Dan Persa wants to see more passion from his teammates in Week 2, Teddy Greenstein writes in the Chicago Tribune.
- Purdue's new-look secondary held its own against a tough Notre Dame receiving corps Saturday, Mike Carmin writes in The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier.
- Indiana's run defense needs to be strong after the bye week, Pete DiPrimio explains in The Fort Wayne News-Sentinel.