Thursday, September 9, 2010
Big Ten lunch links
By ESPN.com staff
These links are high in fiber.
- Quarterbacks Terrelle Pryor and Jacory Harris often are grouped together, but their styles are very different, Doug Lesmerises writes in The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Miami players want revenge for the 2002 team this week in Columbus, colleague Andrea Adelson writes.
- Penn State assistant Jay Paterno shares his memories of Paul "Bear" Bryant. Alabama fans should give JoePa some love on Saturday, Kevin Scarbinsky writes in the Birmingham News. Joe Paterno knows from Bryant's example that nothing is certain in life after football, Mark Viera writes in The New York Times.
- The Big Ten apologized to Vanderbilt for a costly ruling late in last week's game against Northwestern, Jeff Lockridge writes in The Tennessean. Northwestern's new marketing campaign is paying off so far, Tina Akouris writes in the Chicago Sun-Times.
- Iowa State hasn't scored a touchdown on rival Iowa since 2006, Randy Peterson writes in the Des Moines Register. Iowa's Kirk Ferentz is one of the best coaches never to have won a national championship, Mike Hlas writes in The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette.
- Illinois' season rests on the young shoulders of quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase, Herb Gould writes in the Chicago Sun-Times.
- Wisconsin linebacker Mike Taylor expects to make his season debut Saturday, Jeff Potrykus writes in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Badgers offensive lineman Ricky Wagner is on the rise, Tom Mulhern writes in the Wisconsin State Journal.
- Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez has several ties to his Notre Dame counterpart, Brian Kelly, annarbor.com's Michael Rothstein writes. Here's the full story on Michigan's firing of former star player Jamie Morris from annarbor.com's David Jesse. Mgoblog breaks down Michigan's defensive effort in Week 1.
- Promising Minnesota safety James Manuel has an extensive paper trail, Phil Miller writes in the Star Tribune.
- Rivals.com's Tom Dienhart previews Week 2 in the Big Ten.
- Indiana faces a unique preparation challenge with a 16-day break between its first and second games, Dustin Dopirak writes in The (Bloomington) Herald-Times (subscription required).
- ESPNChicago.com previews Michigan-Notre Dame.