Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Big Ten lunchtime links
By Brian Bennett
They're flopping all over the place.
- Wisconsin's offensive line knows a big challenge awaits against Ohio State. The Badgers have plenty of reasons to keep playing hard the next two games, even with their ticket to Indy already punched. Chris Borland could be limited by a hamstring problem against the Buckeyes.
- Braxton Miller will need some helping hands on offense in Ohio State's final two games. If there were no sanctions, the Buckeyes would probably be looking at the Rose Bowl, not the BCS title.
- Kirk Ferentz was asked about a disturbing scandal at Iowa, and he didn't like it. Kevonte Martin-Manley once sneaked into the Big House as a kid.
- Michigan tight end Mike Kwiatkowski, who was just a regular student his first two years, wraps up an unlikely career this week. "Coach" Denard Robinson has been offering suggestions to Al Borges on game days the past couple of weeks.
- Danny Hope has no regrets about not starting Robert Marve over Caleb TerBush earlier. The Boilers are optimistic about their bowl chances.
- It's been something of a lost year for DeAnthony Arnett, but the Michigan State receiver says he has no regrets. Le'Veon Bell says he could go to the NFL after the season, but he wants to finish his junior year off right first.
- A Nebraska-Notre Dame Rose Bowl is a real possibility. A dislocated shoulder wasn't enough to slow down Huskers center Justin Jackson.
- Losing Kyle Carter hurts, but Penn State is loaded at the tight end position. Nittany Lions merchandise was temporarily absent from the NCAA website. Matt McGloin was benched -- from talking to the media.
- Venric Mark is good to go for Northwestern this weekend.
- What Philip Nelson doesn't do -- creating turnovers and making mistakes -- is one of his brightest attributes for Minnesota. Nelson got some words of advice from Jerry Kill's former quarterback at Southern Illinois.
- What's wrong with Illinois? What isn't, Loren Tate asks.
- The Indiana offense felt a little better after watching the film of the Wisconsin game (subscription required).