Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Big Ten lunch links
By ESPN.com staff
Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
Question of the day: After losing the axe again, do Minnesota fans feel a bit better after No. 4 stuck it to the cheeseheads?
And don't forget to follow me on Twitter during the Big Ten teleconference, which begins right now.
- Illinois' new starting quarterback, Eddie McGee, says all the right things about the switch that made him the starter, Bob Asmussen writes in The (Champaign) News-Gazette. Illini wideout Arrelious Benn still has plenty of unfinished business in Champaign, Jeff Karzen writes in the Lansing State Journal.
- Wisconsin safety Jay Valai won't be a popular man this weekend in Columbus after knocking out two Ohio State players last year, Jeff Potrykus writes in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The Badgers don't mind being the nation's only unranked and unbeaten team.
- If Penn State's pattern holds true, the Lions will make a serious national title run in 2011, Bob Flounders writes in The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News. Linebacker U adds another linebacker, Jeff Rice writes in the Centre Daily Times.
- Rich Rodriguez saw no championship performances from Michigan players in the loss to Michigan State, annarbor.com's Dave Birkett writes. Rodriguez's attorney wants a lawsuit filed against the Michigan head coach dismissed because it was filed in the wrong state.
- Despite a ton of early shuffling, Michigan State's offensive line is slowly gaining confidence, Eric Lacy writes in The Detroit News. The Spartans add recruit Kurtis Drummond for their 2010 class.
- Iowa quarterback Ricky Stanzi has adopted a more intense pregame routine to stop his slow starts, Andy Hamilton writes in the Iowa City Press-Citizen.
- Miami (Ohio) has been a pain for Northwestern in past seasons, Teddy Greenstein writes in the Chicago Tribune.