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Monday, October 3, 2011
Big Ten lunchtime links
By Brian Bennett
Down 4-0 on the road against Cliff Lee? No problem.
should be thinking big
this season -- in other words, more than just a Big Ten title. The Badgers have proved they belong in
the BCS championship discussion
misses Wisconsin and Illinois
on the schedule this year, and that is looking quite fortunate. John Wienke could be the Hawkeyes'
No. 2 quarterback
this week with A.J. Derby suspended.
Penn State must win now, and that means
Matt McGloin should be the quarterback,
Frank Bodani argues. On the plus side, the Nittany Lions' defense
continues to prosper
, even through injuries. Bob Flounders
grades the Indiana win,
and the report card is not pretty.
Limiting Taylor Martinez's throws
for now is probably a wise idea for Nebraska.
The Blackshirts are seeing red
after another poor performance by the Huskers defense.
Returning receivers may help
Ohio State, which likely lost wideout Verlon Reed to injury late in the Michigan State game. Reviewing what
might have been the low point
(they hope) for the Buckeyes this season.
enjoyed a Big Ten blowout
for the first time in a while, and the schedule seems to be setting up nicely for the Wolverines. Now they'll have to
prove themselves on the road
for the first time.
Kirk Cousins is the key
for Michigan State's chances of contending. The Spartans showed
improvement in some key areas
, like the offensive line, against Ohio State.
Ron Zook loved the way his team executed the
two-minute (actually, 1:09) drill
Watching Indiana and Purdue play on the same day
was a painful sight
for Bob Kravitz. What we
learned from the Hoosiers
in Week 5 (subscription required).
Danny Hope says he's
sticking with Caleb TerBush
as his No. 1 quarterback despite Robert Marve's presence.
a day of highs and lows
for Northwestern, with the end result being a bummer.
is staying the course
despite a difficult first season at Minnesota, and he says the rebuilding project will take time.