Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Big Ten lunch links
By ESPN.com staff
Chattin' away right now.
- An interesting look at the risks and rewards of being a massive offensive lineman from The Capital Times' Shawn Doherty.
- Overshadowed by the Big Ten's QB depth, Michigan State's Kirk Cousins is an elite signal caller, colleague KC Joyner writes (ESPN Insider).
- Michigan still hasn't sold its bowl ticket allotment, Angelique Chengelis writes in The Detroit News. Jim Harbaugh's brother thinks Jim wants to stay at Stanford.
- Penn State assistants Tom Bradley and Ron Vanderlinden are still in the mix for the Temple job, Bob Flounders writes in The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News. Nittany Lions reserve quarterback Kevin Newsome didn't join the team in Florida this week, Flounders writes.
- Former Ohio State star linebacker Marcus Freeman is following Darrell Hazell to Kent State, Doug Lesmerises writes in The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Ohio State is very much aware of Arkansas star tight end D.J. Williams, Ken Gordon writes in The Columbus Dispatch.
- Wisconsin might be the nation's most disciplined team this season, Jeff Potrykus writes in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
- Iowa hopes to regain its swagger in the desert, Andrew Logue writes in the Des Moines Register. The Hawkeyes could benefit from Maryland's coaching change, colleague Bill Kurelic writes (ESPN Insider).
- A good breakdown of how Minnesota's 2011 roster will shake out from The Daily Gopher.
- Miami (Ohio) could pluck an assistant from Ohio State or Nebraska to head its program.
- Northwestern welcomes a holiday break before its bowl trip, ESPNChicago.com's Scott Powers writes.