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Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Big Ten lunchtime links
By Brian Bennett
How's the bratwurst down in Fayetteville?
Bret Bielema's exit creates
lots of questions for Wisconsin
, and Tom Oates tries to answer them. Will
Barry Alvarez coach the team
in the Rose Bowl? A Badgers fan writes that
he won't miss Bielema
. Fans should be
careful what they wish for
, Michael Hunt says.
Andy Staples writes that Bielema's move feels "like a
giant middle finger to the Big Ten
." It's the
biggest upset of silly season
Hayden Fry was stunned
by the news.
Purdue hired Darrell Hazell, and
players liked the move
. The Boilers felt
weird without Danny Hope
loses a great villain
in Bielema, Doug Lesmerises writes. Eddie George was
hired as an ambassador
for the Buckeyes.
Calls for Nebraska staff changes
don't make a lot of sense
after a 10-3 season, Steven M. Sipple says. Teddy Greenstein profiles
Silver Football Award finalist Taylor Martinez
The Penn State seniors will
get a bowl-like send-off
in Atlantic City. Forget Linebacker U., the Nittany Lions have become
Defensive Lineman U
saw the writing on the wall
when Philip Nelson became Minnesota's quarterback.
Michigan State fans shouldn't rush to judgment over
its quarterback rushing plan
. Tom Izzo
defended the Spartans' season
Denard Robinson is excited to
finish his college career
in his home state. Some young
offensive linemen offer promise
for Michigan but will need polishing.
Illinois is still in the picture for
an in-state star recruit
A look at the
five best Big Ten offensive performances
of the year.