Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Big Ten lunch links
By ESPN.com staff ESPN.com
Because of all the Luke Fickell/Ohio State coverage from Monday, we'll split the links into two categories.
LUKE FICKELL/OHIO STATE
The Columbus Dispatch's Rob Oller: "Fickell is wrestling room tough. Tressel was demanding in his own way. But Fickell should take it up a notch. He spoke yesterday of an 'all-in' mentality and of his personal steel. He vowed to 'attack every storm.'"
The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Doug Lesmerises: "Fickell's toughness was lauded frequently Monday, with the tale of the time he played the entire 1997 Rose Bowl with a torn pectoral muscle he'd suffered in practice, repeated often. Ohio State needs that toughness more than ever -- on the sidelines, in the meeting rooms and in the parking lot while checking out license plates."
The Columbus Dispatch's Ken Gordon: "Where Jim Tressel was always unflappable -- "never let them see you sweat" was his mentality -- his successor was visibly nervous, much less mechanical in his speech and more intense yesterday in his first news conference since taking over for Tressel on May 30."
More on Fickell's introductory news conference here and here and here.