Thursday, January 20, 2011
Big Ten lunch links
By ESPN.com staff
Apparently I'm schlubbier in person, according to one of you. Guilty as charged.
- SI.com's Stewart Mandel grades the nation's coaching hires and likes the Big Ten's new additions, especially Indiana's Kevin Wilson.
- Wisconsin offensive coordinator Paul Chryst remains a hot coaching commodity, although it's still likely he remains in Madison, Andy Baggot writes in the Wisconsin State Journal.
- Indiana recruits say otherwise, but AD Fred Glass maintains that the school will honor its scholarship offers, Dustin Dopirak writes in The (Bloomington) Herald-Times (subscription required).
- Minnesota running back Donnell Kirkwood retains four years of eligibility after being granted.
- Former Ohio State recruit Jamel Turner still hopes to play major college football, Ken Gordon writes in The Columbus Dispatch. A Columbus-area man builds an Ohio Stadium replica out of Legos.
- Michigan State recruits came away impressed with their recent visit to campus, Matt Dorsey writes in the Detroit Free Press.
- It looks like Tate Forcier's drama-filled career is over at Michigan. Wolverines offensive coordinator Al Borges talks about his new gig.
- Some Purdue recruiting tidbits.
- Penn State's late recruiting momentum continues with Deion Barnes, Sean Fitz reports. The Lions have only one early enrollee this year after seven in 2010, Jared Shanker writes in The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News.
- Still no verdict in the trial of former Iowa player Cedric Everson, Lee Hermiston writes in the Iowa City Press-Citizen.