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Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Big Ten lunchtime links
By Brian Bennett
Happy Turkey eve.
Brady Hoke's dislike of "Ohio" is interesting since
he's from Ohio
and his dad once played for Woody Hayes. Michigan
has a prime chance
to end its losing skid against the Buckeyes.
Ohio State linebacker Andrew Sweat is
waiting for the OK
to return from a concussion. The Buckeyes
lead Michigan for top Ohio recruits
, but the Wolverines have made inroads.
Tom Bradley wants to be considered for the permanent
Penn State head-coaching job.
Silas Redd is
limited in practice
again this week. Jerry Sandusky's lawyer
went on the offensive
. The Lions have to find a way to
slow down Wisconsin's offense
Wisconsin's interior linemen will have their
hands full with Devon Still
Nebraska could have a hard time
replacing Alfonzo Dennard and Lavonte David
next year. Dennard says
he can still play better
after he gave up his first touchdown pass last week.
Iowa has one of the
most productive offensive trios
in recent school history, though one of the stars needs a nickname. Kirk Ferentz
doesn't mind the short week
for the Black Friday game against Nebraska.
checklist of goals
at Michigan State is narrowing after the Spartans' recent success. The Spartans are planning
raises for their assistant coaches
, though Pat Narduzzi will likely get some job offers.
Northwestern's seniors have
written a success story
New athletic director Mike Thomas
won't wait on Illinois' finish
to make a decision on Ron Zook. The Illini hope a win this week will
get them somewhere warm
for bowl season.
Minnesota's Brandon Kirksey sees
some worthy heirs
on the Gophers' defensive line. MarQueis Gray will remain the
team's starting quarterback
Danny Hope needs a win this week to prove that
Purdue has made progress
under his watch.
Indiana coach Kevin Wilson has developed an
appreciation of the Bucket game
with Purdue (subscription required).