I am the one who knocks!
Mark Dantonio left Michigan State to be with his father, who was undergoing a medical procedure. Defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi will run the Spartans until Dantonio returns. Steve Gardiner has been a surprising factor at linebacker and may start. Travis Jackson and Blake Treadwell are battling for the starting center spot.
Will Dan Persa be ready for the opener? Pat Fitzgerald now says Kain Colter is all but pulled even with Persa at quarterback.
Nebraska's wide receiver race is still wide open and could go down to the wire. The Huskers want to be more aggressive and attacking on offense. Andrew Rodriguez probably should have redshirted last year, but now he'll likely be counted on to start at left guard.
Wisconsin needs a dominant defensive interior, and so far Patrick Butrym is showing signs of being a disruptive force in there. Louis Nzegwu is learning how to take more "calculated risks" in his pass rush. Jon Budmayr is still unable to throw and is to see a nerve specialist Thursday.
Christian Kirksey and Anthony Hitchens are forming an either/or situation at weakside linebacker for Iowa. A closer look at the Hawkeyes' linebackers. Shed no tears for the new and now defunct Cy-Hawk Trophy.
A few Illinois tidbits.
Athlon calls Jim Delany the most powerful man in college sports.