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Friday, October 26, 2012
Big Ten lunchtime links
By Brian Bennett
No sleep 'til State College ...
proud programs have rebounded
with new coaches at Ohio State and Penn State, Doug Lesmerises writes. What to expect
between the Buckeyes and the Nittany Lions
Matt McGloin is
having a storybook season
for Penn State. Lions linebackers coach Ron Vanderlinden says he
could go another 10 years
on the job. NCAA boss Mark Emmert again says that Penn State had "
fundamental cultural problems
Bo Pelini has put his own stamp on
Nebraska's Blackshirts tradition
. The Huskers need to make a push to
join the Big Ten's big two
at the top, Dirk Chatelain writes.
A pair of freshman linebackers is playing well for Illinois and might come to be known as
the M&M boys
Indiana receiver Cody Latimer
is learning on the fly
Now healthy, Nolan MacMillan is set to make his
first start in two years
on the Iowa offensive line. Marc Morehouse has an
oral history of Hawkeyes' quarterbacks
in the Kirk Ferentz era. Iowa hasn't offered a star
in-state junior-college quarterback
Michigan is bracing for
a much better Taylor Martinez
than it saw last year. Memories from the Nebraska-Michigan
co-national title season
Michigan State will need
another strong defensive effort
this week at Wisconsin. Anthony Rashad White
welcomes the "painful" challenge
of slowing down Montee Ball and the Badgers running game.
Brandon Green's Minnesota career
hasn't gone the way he wanted
it, but he's optimistic about how he can finish it. Graduation
rates are on the rise
for the Gophers.
Purdue's Antavian Edison
developed a love of football
at an early age. Landon Feichter is
leading the league in INTs
-- not bad for a walk-on.
Last year's Hail Mary
by Michigan State still motivates Wisconsin. Left tackle Ricky Wagner practiced this week but is
still not at full strength
for the Badgers.
It's time for Northwestern to
produce at a high level
got lots of football questions
at Big Ten media day.