Monday, October 7, 2013
Big Ten lunchtime links
By Chantel Jennings
Shonda and Vonda make every Monday better -- that's the Chicken Man Guarantee.
- Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde had to fight back tears following OSU's emotional win over Northwestern as he discussed his suspension.
- Urban Meyer was close to putting Kenny Guiton in the OSU-NU game, and it wasn't because Braxton Miller was hurt. What you should think after that, from Ari Wasserman.
- CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd says Minnesota coach Jerry Kill deserves our sympathy, not our judgment.
- After a win over the Gophers, Detroit Free Press columnist Mitch Albom saysthe Wolverines are great at being mediocre.
- Michigan State faces Indiana this weekend, a team that tore apart the Spartans' nationally ranked defense last season with 282 passing yards.
- Pat Fitzgerald was upbeat despite Northwestern's loss, and his players follow his lead (plus other notes from the OSU-NU game).
- Penn State has an 18-year-old quarterback. He's learning, but the wait is going to be worth it for Christian Hackenberg, writes Bob Flounders.
- There's a lot to like about Nebraska back up QB Tommy Armstrong, and offensive coordinator Tim Beck designed a game plan in the Cornhuskers win Saturday that showed off Armstrong's skills.
- Iowa's bye week comes at an important time as several key players were banged up in the Hawkeyes' loss to Michigan State.
- The Badgers are 3-2 and have had some impressive performances, but here are five Wisconsin statistics that you might find startling.