Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Big Ten lunch links
By Adam Rittenberg
That's a remarkably idiotic thing that you just said, but you know, the fact that you're wearing glasses, I perceive it as a little less idiotic than I normally would.
- As realignment rumors swirl again, the Big Ten is better off not getting bigger, Greg Billing writes in the Dayton Daily News. Not a Big Ten realignment link, but the Pac-12's outlook is very similar to the Big Ten's.
- Expect Penn State to play two quarterbacks again against Bama, Bob Flounders writes in The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News. JoePa should go with Matt McGloin under center, Rich Scarcella writes in the Reading Eagle.
- Wisconsin could see a mirror image on offense against Oregon State.
- More Cy-Hawk Trophy fun arrives this week.
- Indiana fans had better leave early for Saturday night's game.
- Nebraska is hoping to smooth out its option attack. The Huskers' offensive line isn't happy with its play.
- Youth is served on Ohio State's offensive line. Like his former player Terrelle Pryor, Jim Tressel will sit out the first part of the NFL season.
- Northwestern QB Kain Colter is sore but should be fine for Week 2, Lindsey Willhite writes in the Daily Herald. Dan Persa is still helping Northwestern despite not being on the field, Teddy Greenstein writes in the Chicago Tribune.
- Brady Hoke says Michigan's offense still must be tested. The lightning strikes near Michigan Stadium on Saturday bailed out Vegas oddsmakers. Notre Dame should start QB Tommy Rees at the Big House, Neil Hayes writes in the Chicago Sun-Times.
- Three Michigan State/Big Ten questions from the Lansing State Journal's Joe Rexrode. Spartans LB Max Bullough impresses in his first start.
- Illinois freshman LB Houston Bates makes an impact right away, Bob Asmussen writes in The (Champaign) News-Gazette.