Friday, February 11, 2011
Big Ten lunch links
By ESPN.com staff
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- Nebraska coach Bo Pelini reportedly will hire Rich Fisher as one of his new offensive assistants. The Huskers will use a different schedule for spring practice this year, Brian Christopherson writes in the Lincoln Journal Star.
- The Big Ten hired a new official to assist with the kickoff luncheon and the football championship game.
- Indiana AD Fred Glass admits he's concerned about the recent assistant departures but doesn't think they have to do with IU's situation, Dustin Dopirak writes in The (Bloomington) Herald-Times.
- Penn State assistant Jay Paterno shares an interesting perspective on oversigning.
- TCU turns down a chance for a Rose Bowl rematch with Wisconsin, ESPNDallas.com's Jeff Caplan writes.
- Purdue looks to the NFL's 49ers for its new director of sports performance.
- Catching up on Tate Forcier's transfer to Miami: Get Tate's take here, colleague Heather Dinich's take and Michigan's response on the matter. Also, former Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez talks to colleague Colin Cowherd about the Big Ten draft hopefuls and other topics.
- Ohio State offensive coordinator Jim Bollman deserves more credit than he's getting for the team's recruiting success, Bob Hunter writes in The Columbus Dispatch.
- Although Greg Jones' draft stock seems to be dropping, Mark Dantonio thinks the Michigan State star will shine in the NFL, Dave Birkett writes in the Detroit Free Press.
- Jerry Kill says he and his staff have "a lot of work ahead of us" at Minnesota, Sid Hartman writes in the Star Tribune.
- All you need to know about Iowa recruit Jordan Canzeri from The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette's Marc Morehouse.
- Illinois defensive tackle Corey Liuget is flying up the draft boards, Russ Lande writes in The Sporting News.