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Monday, November 19, 2012
Big Ten lunchtime links
By Brian Bennett
I was all excited to go see "Lincoln," but then some jerk spoiled the ending for me.
Wisconsin says it has
no plans to rest players
against Penn State with nothing much on the line. The Badgers got commitments from
a pair of defensive backs
, a position of need for next season.
Danny Hope's master plan
hasn't come to full fruition
after four years at Purdue, which is why a fifth year remains in doubt.
Bill O'Brien was asked point blank
whether he'll be back
as Penn State coach in 2013, and he was noncommittal. Matt McGloin talks about the
favorite moments of his career
Ohio State's Ryan Shazier is a legitimate Big Ten
defensive player of the year candidate
. Is the
top spot in the AP poll
attainable for the Buckeyes?
Northwestern's defense was inspired by a
Charles Tillman highlight reel
The Blackshirts are
carrying their share of the load
for Nebraska now. The
gap between the Huskers and Iowa
is growing, Sam McKewon writes.
A.J. Barker quit Minnesota and
accused Jerry Kill of mistreatment
. Kill says the Gophers need to make
a total commitment to football
Michigan State is viewing this week's game at Minnesota
as a one-game playoff
. Mark Dantonio says the Spartans
will not fall apart
Even if healthy, Denard Robinson
shouldn't play quarterback again
for Michigan this season, Kyle Meinke says. The Wolverines' offense
should remain in good shape
even with the loss of some important seniors.
All that's left for Iowa is playing spoiler
and building for 2013
. The Hawkeyes
are at a crossroads
, Pat Harty says.
Indiana's performance at Penn State
passing game is inept
on another Illini loss
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