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Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Big Ten lunchtime links
By Brian Bennett
Is it Saturday yet?
Penn State will
need to be nearly perfect
against Alabama to have a chance. Joe Paterno says there's a good chance he'll
be back on the sidelines Saturday.
There's still no clarity in the
Nittany Lions quarterback situation.
Michigan and Michigan State still
have much to prove
, Lynn Henning says. Greg Mattison has
worked on both sides
of the Michigan-Notre Dame rivalry. Troy Woolfolk
practiced on his sprained ankle
and expects to play Saturday.
The left tackle job
remains up for grabs
at Michigan State.
Nebraska wants more out of center Mike Caputo, one of
the lone veterans on the offensive line
. Linebacker Will Compton returned to practice after
surviving an injury scare.
scare. Quincy Enunwa is
emerging as a big-play receiver.
Why can't Northwestern
win nine or more games
A long wait to play
is now paying off
for Ohio State quarterback Joe Bauserman.
New Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas wants to
boost home football attendance.
The Illini have
stayed remarkably healthy
may not return this season
for Indiana (subscription required).
Marcus Coker knows he messed up and is working to
fix his fumble problems.
For some reason, Iowa State
never even recruited James Vandenberg.
The Hawkeyes won't be
wearing new, wacky uniforms
a la Maryland any time soon.
Minnesota coach Jerry Kill isn't afraid
to move players around,
as evidenced by his use of running back Lamonte Edwards at defensive end in spots at USC. Troy Stoudermire is close to breaking the
Big Ten kick return record.
is getting closer
to being able to contribute for Purdue.
used a heavy rotation
on the defensive line against UNLV. The Badgers
added a Pitt transfer
at tight end and deleted defensive end Jake Irwin from their roster.
Don't like our Big Ten power rankings? Athlon has a different take on
the league pecking order.