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Monday, October 10, 2011
Big Ten lunchtime links
By Brian Bennett
"Was this you? What happened?"
Michigan State's defense
will bring a ton of confidence
into this week's game. It's the Spartans' offense that
needs to pick things up.
Jordan Kovacs continues to be the guy
who sparks Michigan's defense.
The Wolverines' next mission:
snapping a three-game losing streak
to Michigan State. East Lansing will provide
much more of a road test
than Evanston did.
Ohio State's quarterback situation
is a major problem
if Braxton Miller must miss more time. But if he's healthy, the Buckeyes think they can actually generate
a decent offensive attack.
A.J. Jenkins is playing like a superstar but still
gives his coaches some headaches.
Ron Zook admits he
messed up a decision.
Does Iowa have
an identity problem?
Penn State had the revenge factor going for it last week; the Hawkeyes
have the same thing
this week against Northwestern.
Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald says he'll
reevaluate what the team is doing
after another tough loss.
Gerald Hodges played a big role in
Penn State's blitzing of Iowa
. The Nittany Lions
earned good grades
during the win. Joe Paterno said Al Davis once
tried to hire him.
got back to basics
in its defensive scheme against Minnesota, though things are only going to get tougher from here.
Depth will be critical
for Wisconsin's injury-plagued defense. Beau Allen has given the Badgers
a boost on the defensive line.
Reviewing Indiana's loss
to Illinois (subscription required).
wants to stay positive
, especially with his younger players, as Minnesota rebuilds.
Tim Beck and Taylor Martinez
enjoyed their night of atonement
against Ohio State. Reviewing the
Huskers' season-saving win.