Big Ten: Will Gholston
December, 21, 2012
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
Many Christmases ago, I went to buy a doll for my son. I reached for the last one they had, but so did another man. As I rained blows upon him, I realized there had to be another way. ... Out of that a new holiday was born -- a Festivus for the rest of us!
- Gary Andersen made his first comments as Wisconsin head coach. One of Andersen's mentors who has Madison ties says Wisconsin will love its new coach. Players are trying to stay focused during the coaching change.
- Former Indiana coach was named head coach at DePauw.
- Amara Darboh and Jehu Chesson are expected to fill the void at receiver for Michigan next year. Once a walk-on, Jordan Kovacs is now eyeing a shot at the NFL.
- Michigan State's Lawrence Thomas will play both fullback and defensive tackle in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl. Will Gholston, Dion Sims and Le'Veon Bell have submitted paperwork to be evaluated for the NFL draft.
- Minnesota turned up the heat -- literally -- to get ready for its Texas bowl game.
- Nebraska missed out on a pair of junior-college recruiting targets but still plans to sign a large class. Huskers receiver Jamal Turner is trying to maintain his edge.
- Breaking down the 2013 Ohio State defense.
- Adam Breneman is ready to start his Penn State career. A Pennsylvania representative is unhappy with the guidelines for Penn State's NCAA fines.
- Everyone made the grades for Purdue and will be eligible for the Heart of Dallas Bowl.
- Illinois offered a 2014 quarterback.
- Reading tea leaves on Iowa's quarterback situation.