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Friday, September 14, 2012
Big Ten lunchtime links
By Brian Bennett
Prett-ay, prett-ay, pretty good links ...
Ohio State's freshman trio of defensive linemen is
living up to the hype
early on. Jim Tressel
could appear at Ohio Stadium
for the Michigan game when the 2002 team is honored.
Two Michigan State receivers jumped at the chance to play
instead of taking a redshirt
. The Spartans' defense
starts with its outstanding corners
Courtney Avery is still the starter at one of Michigan's cornerback spots, but
competition is heating up there
. Wolverines offensive lineman Michael Schofield has
a brother playing college football
Are recent player
departures a reason for concern
at Nebraska? Redshirt freshman Kevin Williams is quickly
becoming an important player
on the Huskers' defensive line.
Northwestern receiver Rashad Lawrence
has come a long way
from growing up in a rough section of Orlando.
Fifth-year senior Jack Ramsey may have
finally found his niche at Illinois
. Looking at the
2013 Illini recruiting class
redshirt policies work well
for Indiana, Andy Graham writes (subscription required).
could get faster at receiver
in the future, thanks to recruiting. The current Hawkeyes receivers
look for a bounce-back performance
this weekend against Northern Iowa.
Minnesota's starting center and a backup corner are
questionable for the Western Michigan game
Former Purdue quarterback Doug Downing will
be on the opposite sideline
this weekend as an Eastern Michigan assistant coach. Ricardo Allen hopes to play, but
a tweaked ankle
might keep the star corner on the Boilers bench.
Michael Trotter moves into the
starting safety role for Wisconsin
in place of the injured Shelton Johnson. The Badgers got a commitment from
an Illinois tight end/defensive end
Can Paul Jones help the struggling Penn State offense by
moving to tight end
? Freshman defensive end Deion Barnes
is creating a buzz