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Friday, September 30, 2011
Big Ten lunchtime links
By Brian Bennett
Here it is, your land of linkin':
Illinois fifth-year senior Troy Pollard has been known more for his
"Bucket of Hair"
than anything else, until now. ESPNChicago takes a look back at the last
10 years of the Illinois-Northwestern rivalry.
The series has added some genuine
bad blood and hard feelings
Indiana coach Kevin Wilson hasn't been shy about
playing true freshmen.
Iowa will continue to
use the no-huddle offense
, but not as much as a light-hearted Kirk Ferentz suggested on Thursday.
Grading Michigan after four games.
The safeties get high marks. The Wolverines' D-line is thriving behind
some newfound stamina.
Michigan State's offensive line is
still a work in progress.
The Spartans have some
impressive defensive numbers.
A lot of eyes --
and plenty of pressure
-- could be on Minnesota freshman quarterback Max Shortell this weekend.
Will having all three All-Americans
on the field at the same time
fix Nebraska's defense? Offensive coordinator Tim Beck
to his players.
Luke Fickell is looking for
more from his linebackers.
Christian Bryant has
emerged as a starting safety
for the Buckeyes after getting over a bad case of athletes' foot.
Waiting it out
won't solve the Penn State quarterback situation. True freshman Adrian Amos
may get a shot
at defensive back with D'Anton Lynn still ailing. The Pennsylvania legislature passed a "Joe Paterno Day"
without telling Paterno about it.
Purdue is well rested and eagerly awaiting a
chance to knock off Notre Dame.
Wisconsin's defense must be ready to
stop the Nebraska option.
Patience has paid off
for Badgers running back Montee Ball.