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Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Big Ten lunchtime links
By Brian Bennett
Links from Mars:
Many Penn State alumni support the
changing of the team's iconic uniforms
. Other recruits may be decommitting, but Brandon Bell is sticking with the Nittany Lions. Rob Bolden is
grateful to have landed at LSU
Michigan State's William Gholston
blames himself for the punch
that has led some people to call him a dirty player. Spartans tight end Dion Sims thinks this will
be his breakout season
Even without Montee Ball right now, Wisconsin is still
loaded at running back
. There's a lot to like about
the retooled Badgers' offensive line
, including 6-foot-8, 342-pound (!) right tackle Rob Havenstein.
Luke Fickell is
content returning to his old role
as Ohio State's defensive coordinator. Fickell is
looking for leadership
from linebacker Curtis Grant.
Purdue coach Danny Hope has
less tolerance for penalties
from his team this year.
an all-Iowa offensive line
. Darian Cooper is one of the
youngsters on the Hawkeyes' D-line
who needs to grow up in a hurry.
Denard Robinson has
received an outpouring of support
for his Big Ten kickoff luncheon speech. Devin Gardner
has impressed Michigan teammates
with his turn at wide receiver.
Nebraska has a good competition going on
at both offensive tackle spots
. Linebacker Alonzo Whaley is in position to start after
putting his troubles behind him
Illinois is doing lots of
tinkering with its offensive line
. Tim Beckman is excited about the
Illini playing in Soldier Field
Indiana running back D'Angelo Roberts learned last year that he needed to
get bigger to get better
Wide receiver Isaac Fruechte had to
take a detour to reach his dream
of playing for Minnesota but could be ready to make an impact this year.
defensive linemen vow to make up
for last year's poor pass rush.