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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Big Ten lunchtime links
By Brian Bennett
One more day ...
Three men were arrested
in connection with the Aug. 1 attack on Montee Ball. Jared Abbrederis is working hard to be the
Badgers' No. 1 receiver
Purdue quarterback Caleb TerBush
trusts his quarterback coach's plan
. The Boilermakers are dealing with the likely
end of linebacker Dwayne Beckford's time
in West Lafayette.
Penn State's Gerald Hodges says
he never considered leaving
and is ready to lead this year's defense. Cornerback Stephon Morris is
embracing his fresh start
Ohio State's Braxton Miller didn't feel comfortable leading last season as a freshman, but has
worked to be the guy
this season. The Buckeyes take their
special teams very seriously
Rex Burkhead's drive come from
? Start with his parents (and being from Kentucky doesn't hurt. Ahem). Nebraska is expecting
fewer bumps in the road on offense
under second-year coordinator Tim Beck.
nuggets from Tuesday
pair of Olson brothers
will be starting on the Minnesota offensive line. The Gophers are finally -- gasp --
running the same offense
for a second straight season.
Michigan State's optimism is
based on reality
. William Gholston remains
focused on just winning
, not all the talk around him.
Michigan's defense must be ready for a
much more conventional offense
than what it usually faces in practice. Will Campbell says the
defensive line can hold up
No surprise: the Iowa running back situation was a
big topic of conversation
on Tuesday. The Hawkeyes' new model
could sputter a bit
before it gets in gear, Bryce Miller writes.
Indiana announced that Tevin Coleman would start at running back over Stephen Houston. Is it a
way to motivate Houston
A strong defense and a reasonable schedule gives Tim Beckman a
chance to succeed early
at Illinois. Beckman is a coach
who's completely in charge
, Loren Tate writes.
Tom Dienhart offers
questions for every Big Ten team
in Week 1.