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Friday, February 3, 2012
Big Ten lunchtime links
By Brian Bennett
I love riddles!
In case you missed it, here's the Sporting News story in which Bret Bielema
criticizes Urban Meyer's recruiting methods
As Minnesota athletic director Joel Maturi announced his retirement, the
legacy of his botched hire
of Tim Brewster remains, Patrick Reusse writes. The next Gophers AD needs to be
a big-time fundraiser
, Chip Scoggins writes.
LeVar Woods could be in line for
an open assistant coaching job
at Iowa. New York Giants linebackers coach Jim Herrmann
shot down rumors
that he'll be the next Hawkeyes defensive coordinator.
26-year-old Australian power lifter
could end up playing football at Michigan State. Mark Dantonio isn't Tom Izzo, but he's still a
rock star for the Spartans
. Kyle Kerrick is
getting a head start
on the other receivers in Dantonio's class of '12.
Indiana recruited some guys who
look more like Big Ten players
, with an emphasis on the word "big" (subscription required).
Michigan's four incoming linebacker recruits are flexible enough to
play on the inside or outside
backyard recruiting brawl
between the Wolverines and Michigan State is back in full force.
Players seem receptive to
the changes going on
at Penn State. The Lions
have plenty of company
when it comes to recruiting Pennsylvania.
Jim Tressel can
put his coaching skills to work
in a different role at Akron.