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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Big Ten lunchtime links
By Brian Bennett
Barney's movie had heart, but "Football in the Groin" had a football in the groin.
All signs point to
Joel Stave starting at quarterback
for Wisconsin this week -- and Jared Abbrederis is back, too. The Badgers defense will
need to be stellar
with the way the offense is underperforming.
returned to practice
and the Boilermakers are optimistic he'll play soon despite another torn ACL.
Penn State is being led by
its linebackers and receiver Allen Robinson
right now. Bill O'Brien
has shown no fear
Ohio State safety Christian Bryant walks a fine line
between big plays and busts
, but he never loses confidence. Left tackle Jack Mewhort has
worked hard to regain trust
after his summer suspension.
Northwestern is enjoying
plenty of good news
Offseason back surgery
has slowed the progress
of Nebraska defensive lineman Todd Peat. Future Huskers quarterback Johnny Stanton
has been very impressive
Max Shortell is
bringing a lot of confidence
into his start at quarterback for Minnesota this week. Walk-on receiver A.J. Barker is
becoming a star
for the Gophers.
Le'Veon Bell says he's
not going to let Michigan State lose
again. The offensive line was supposed to be a strength for the Spartans but
now looks like a problem
Michigan's Fitz Toussaint wishes
he'd played through injury
last year against Notre Dame. Make sure to check out colleague Michael Rothstein's oral history of
last year's Wolverines-Irish classic
left at running back
for Iowa? The Hawkeyes are
looking for a third receiver
, and other issues facing the team.
It's hard for Tre Roberson just to watch now, but
he pledges to help
the other Indiana quarterbacks while injured.
Nathan Scheelhaase thinks
he will return from injury
this week against Louisiana Tech.
Michigan's Patrick Omameh and Nebraska's Rex Burkhead were named to
the Allstate Good Works team