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Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Big Ten lunch links
By Adam Rittenberg
Big Ten could be headed toward another season of national irrelevance
, Ralph Russo writes.
Bret Bielema responded to a poor hire with a knee-jerk reaction
, Tom Oates writes.
Mike Markuson was surprised
by his firing. More on Markuson's stunning dismissal
Purdue QB Robert Marve
can't avoid the injury bug
. Boilers WR Dolapo Macarthy
moves up the depth chart
defensive line strives for more success
against the run.
counts Nebraska's missed tackles in its defensive debacle
at the Rose Bowl. Huskers coach
Bo Pelini is confident the defense will bounce back
. Tom Shatel writes that
Pelini looked a humbled defensive guru Monday
Michigan State RB Le'Veon Bell
isn't buying into his hype early this season
. Michigan State looks like
the best bet to reach the Rose Bowl this year
Despite a cupcake opponent, Illinois coach
Tim Beckman will play his top quarterback if he's healthy
defenders stress better communication
after the Arizona State loss.
Penn State freshman QB Steven Bench
prepared to play early in his career
good Penn State nuggets
from Bob Flounders.
Indiana coach Kevin Wilson discusses Tre Roberson's
successful surgery and the quarterback situation going forward
Urban Meyer wants to
see more from Ohio State's pass rush
Buckeyes need to fill a void in their offensive backfield
Northwestern's smallest player (RB Venric Mark) is the
only one playing "at a championship level.
" Pat Fitzgerald is being
tough on his 2-0 NU team, particularly the wide receivers
Michigan's younger players are pushing the vets
for playing time.
Brady Hoke isn't overly concerned about Michigan's spotty offensive line play
so far this season.
It's against his nature as an improvement-seeking coach, but
Jerry Kill identifies some positives in Minnesota's play so far
Tom Dienart issues
his latest Big Ten bowl projections
Despite Iowa's struggles and the rise of Northern Iowa,
the Hawkeyes should never lose to an FCS team
, Mike Hlas writes. The Daily Iowan
goes inside the Hawkeyes' mostly ugly numbers