Print without images
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Big Ten lunchtime links
By Brian Bennett
Links are served:
Nebraska players are starting
to take ownership of the team
, a process that began right after the Capital One Bowl loss. Taylor Martinez is using the offseason to
address some of the deficiencies
in his game. Bo Pelini doesn't
want a bunch of yes men
on his staff.
Purdue has a
whole bunch of healthy quarterbacks
for once, and they're ready for the competition -- although Sean Robinson has moved to linebacker this spring. Some
news and notes
from the Boilers' first practice.
The commitment of Mike McCray to Michigan
could cause a domino effect
among linebacker prospects the Wolverines are interested in. The Michigan
compliance department got involved
when Roy Roundtree tweeted McCray.
Michigan State is expecting
record season ticket sales
this season, so much so that there might not be single-game tickets available. Andrew Maxwell
is ready for his turn
as the Spartans quarterback.
Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald does not support a proposal to
make seven wins mandatory
to play in a bowl and hopes the Big Ten doesn't vote for it.
Kirk Ferentz made good decisions in
hiring Greg Davis and Brian Ferentz
, Pat Harty writes.
Recruit Garrett Sickels called
committing to Penn State a "no-brainer"
despite the Sandusky scandal. The Nittany Lions are hoping to land Adam Breneman and Ryan Switzer, who look like
perfect fits for Bill O'Brien's offense
Illinois players who were
"All In" during winter conditioning
were rewarded with a steak dinner, while Tim Beckman had to eat porridge. Whitney Mercilus
writes a draft diary
for the Chicago Tribune.
Seth Littrell is
making a smooth transition
into the role of Indiana's offensive coordinator (subscription required).