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Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Big Ten lunchtime links
By Brian Bennett
You're not the guy. You're not capable of being the guy. I had a guy, and now I don't.
Northwestern coaches are
very impressed with center
Ben Vitabile -- so impressed that they moved veteran Ben Burkett to a new position.
Nebraska tight end Kyler Reed is
hoping to build
on his tremendous 2010 season. Austin Cassidy can teach Bronson Marsh a thing or two about
moving from quarterback to safety
A weekend scrimmage revealed
some Michigan State flaws
. Here are some Spartans practice notes, including Mark Dantonio's
charge for more conditioning
for his top players.
Speaking of conditioning, Michigan's strength coach is a
behind-the-scenes kind of guy
. Someone thinks Michigan
will win nine or 10 games
this year -- and that someone is Rich Rodriguez.
long wait is over
for Ohio State linebacker Etienne Sabino, and he's "starving" to get some action. Some young Buckeyes receivers are
starting to catch on
, and they will be needed.
Indiana's Chris Adkins has
happily moved to safety
for his final college season.
Purdue's Danny Hope doesn't belong on
the hot seat list
, Bob Kravitz writes.
Wisconsin quarterback Joe Brennan is finally
showing some signs of life
, and the Badgers may need him if Jon Budmayr is hurt. Ryan Groy is
stepping up in the wake of an injury
to Kevin Zeitler on the offensive line.
Illinois has unearthed some
fine players from down south
. Monday's Camp Rantoul report is
Former Hawkeyes running back Adam Robinson is
transferring to Minnesota-Duluth
breaking down Iowa's scrimmage from the weekend and other issues.
True freshman Max Shortell looks like
Minnesota's No. 2 quarterback
. Anthony Jacobs is
taking on a switch
from defensive end to tackle despite having more career sacks than any other Gopher.
Penn State recruit Tommy Schutt has
built a big reputation.
Receiver Curtis Drake continues to insist
he'll be ready for the season
-- maybe Week 2 against Alabama.