Big Ten: Jarrett Irons
- In case you missed it from earlier today, I clarify the Big Ten's proposal to restructure scholarships. Here's a good look at the Big Ten's debate about whether to add a ninth league game from The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer's Doug Lesmerises.
- Big Ten coaches are concerned about the spread of 7-on-7 teams.
- Some good links from the ESPN Recruiting crew on the Columbus NFTC here and here and here.
- Ohio State comes in at No. 9 on Athlon Sports' preseason countdown. Weigh in on whether Ohio State's Terrelle Pryor should regain his starting job if his replacement is thriving.
- Michigan now turns its recruiting focus to the secondary, Josh Helmholdt writes in the Detroit Free Press. Annarbor.com's Michael Rothstein catches up with former Michigan star Jarrett Irons.
- The timing of Ron Guenther's decision to retire leaves Illinois in a bit of a bind, GateHouse News Service's John Supinie writes.
- A look at Penn State's September slate from The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News' Jared Shanker. Coveted offensive line recruit Patrick Destefano picks Clemson over Penn State.
- Nebraska AD Tom Osborne disusses the Big Ten, the BCS, how he misses coaching and other topics with the Orlando Sentinel's Matt Murschel.
- Indiana AD Fred Glass is glad the Big Ten is discussing scholarship upgrades, Dustin Dopirak writes in The (Bloomington) Herald-Times.
- Check out the On Iowa podcast with Marc Morehouse and Scott Dochterman.
- Wide receiver recruit Tyrone Williams sounds very interested in Purdue, Rivals.com's Brian Neubert writes.
- Former Minnesota player Pinky McNamara passes away.
Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
Rich Rodriguez is giving Michigan football a makeover, one that many feel is long overdue. But before looking ahead to 2008, let's take a quick look back at the Wolverines under Lloyd Carr. The Detroit Free Press has a photo gallery showing the All-Lloyd Carr team, standout players for the Wolverines between 1995-2007. There are also galleries of Michigan's 1997 national championship season and Carr's retirement ceremony.
The All-Lloyd list features several school record holders, including wide receiver Braylon Edwards, running back Mike Hart and linebacker Jarrett Irons. I was a little surprised neither Chad Henne nor Brian Griese made the list, but otherwise it looks fine. Who do you think they should have included?
Flipping through the gallery this morning, I had forgotten how many standout offensive linemen Michigan produced under Carr. I also came away with the same question many Michigan fans had during the last few years: How did Carr win only one national championship with this talent? It will be interesting to see how Carr's legacy is viewed 20 or 30 years from now. His coaching record (122-40) was tremendous, as were the five Big Ten titles his teams captured, but the lack of bowl wins and his record against Ohio State also stand out.