Thursday, October 8, 2009
Big Ten lunch links
By ESPN.com staff
Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
One day closer to the weekend.
- Terrelle Pryor speaks, which is newsworthy in and of itself, and the Ohio State quarterback talks about his Michael Vick tribute and his own development this season. Check out Pryor's full interview here (registration required).
- Michigan State cornerback Chris L. Rucker redeemed himself last week and hopes he has turned a corner, Steve Grinczel writes in The Grand Rapids Press. The Spartans don't have total clarity at quarterback or running back, but the picture at offensive line is starting to clear up, Shannon Shelton writes in the Detroit Free Press.
- Michigan running back Brandon Minor should play a greater role in the offense at Iowa, Mark Snyder writes in the Detroit Free Press.
- Injuries to Iowa's offense have resulted in "total chaos" for the first five games, Andy Hamilton writes in the Iowa City Press-Citizen. A good breakdown of the Iowa-Michigan game from The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette's Marc Morehouse.
- Former walk-on Josh Hull isn't surprised by what he's accomplished as a linebacker at Penn State, Joe Juliano writes in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
- Northwestern's new president is fully on board with football, Teddy Greenstein writes in the Chicago Tribune.
- Despite a 1-4 start, Purdue head coach Danny Hope hasn't lost any, er, hope, Myron Medcalf writes in the Star Tribune. Purdue provides a great litmus test for Minnesota's seemingly improved defense, Marcus Fuller writes in the (St. Paul) Pioneer Press.
- Wisconsin players get a pep talk from Barry Alvarez, Jeff Potrykus writes in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Badgers cornerback Aaron Henry will reunite with good friend Brian Rolle this weekend in Columbus, Jim Polzin writes in The Capital Times.