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Monday, December 26, 2011
Big Ten lunchtime links
By Brian Bennett
Hope you all had a great Christmas. Now let's get back to football.
Junior-college transfer Antonio Marshall wants to be
a physical cornerback
for Indiana (subscription required).
Iowa linebacker Tyler Nielsen may
lead the Big Ten in scars
, but he's still playing. Some
questions facing the Hawkeyes
for the Insight Bowl.
Brady Hoke plans to
scale back Michigan's practices
leading up to the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Offensive coordinator Al Borges is familiar
with the Virginia Tech defense.
had his best year
as Michigan State coach, Greg Johnson writes. Trenton Robinson was
a leader on defense
for the Spartans.
After a much-needed break Nebraska workhorse running back Rex Burkhead
should be rejuvenated
for the Capital One Bowl. Bo Pelini's
new staff addition
boosts the Huskers' Big Ten knowledge, Sam McKewon writes.
A bowl ban doesn't necessarily have to
ruin Ohio State's 2012 season
. Senior Andrew Sweat will
move to middle linebacker
for the first time in the Buckeyes' bowl game.
The Little Caesars Bowl will be
a happy homecoming
for Purdue receiver Justin Siller. Another Boiler has been
ruled out of the bowl
: punt returner Waynelle Gravesande.
Wisconsin center Peter Konz
is optimistic he'll play
in the Rose Bowl, though he's unsure whether he'll turn pro afterward.