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Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Big Ten lunch links
By ESPN.com staff
Last Big Ten coaches' teleconference of the year today. Be sure and follow me
lack of bluster on defense likely spells trouble
at The Shoe, Rob Oller writes in The Columbus Dispatch. Athletic director
Dave Brandon sees improvement on the field
, but the football program "is still not where it needs to be," Lynn Henning writes in The Detroit News. Coach
Rich Rodriguez remains confident
that things are coming together, annarbor.com's Pete Bigelow writes.
Bret Bielema directly
lobbied awards committees to consider Wisconsin's top players
this season, Tom Mulhern writes in the Wisconsin State Journal. Northwestern has
been a thorn in Wisconsin's side
, Jeff Potrykus writes in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
health looks good enough so he can return in 2011
, but whether it stays that way remains to be seen, Cory Giger writes in The Altoona Mirror. Whether or not the Lead Lion steps down, Penn State fans
should treat Saturday like it's Paterno's final game
, Frank Bodani writes in the York Daily Record.
Winning in Happy Valley has been
next to impossible for Michigan State
, Joe Rexrode writes in the Lansing State Journal.
Indiana AD Fred Glass has a
big decision to make in the coming days
, Dustin Dopirak writes in The (Bloomington) Herald-Times (subscription required).
Minnesota wants to
hire a coach before the December holidays
, Phil Miller writes in the Star Tribune. The
Gophers could be a dangerous team on Saturday
against Iowa, Marc Morehouse writes in The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette. Some interesting
thoughts from former Minnesota coach Glen Mason
on his future and the Gophers', Rivals.com's Tom Dienhart writes.
quarterbacks coach Nick Siciliano
doesn't go easy on Terrelle Pryor, John Kampf writes in The Morning Journal.
Iowa has reached elite levels in football, but
the Hawkeyes have a tough time staying there
, Pat Harty writes in the Iowa City Press-Citizen.
open to playing another game at Wrigley Field
, but only if the field fits. The
Wildcats missed a whopping 31 tackles
against Illinois, Lindsey Willhite writes in the Daily Herald.
Illinois' Mikel Leshoure is
piling up the awards after his historic performance
at Wrigley Field.