Big Ten lunchtime links
February, 7, 2014
By Josh Moyer | ESPNChicago.com
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- Big Ten Network's Tom Dienhart ranks all the schools on recruiting appeal, placing Ohio State at the top and Indiana at the bottom.
- The ongoing saga surrounding ESPN 300 DT Malik McDowell is just part of Michigan State's "rise to respectability."
- Only two of Nebraska's assistant coaches received raises, totaling just $25,000, and the Lincoln Journal-Star's Steven M. Sipple believes that's a clear indication of the athletic director's assessment of the staff.
- Penn State's coaching staff will finally take a few days off to move into State College and stop living out of suitcases.
- Ohio State assistant Tom Herman chronicled last week's 19-hour traffic jam in detail and said it turned "pretty scary."
- Kirk Ferentz expects competition at every position this offseason -- and that includes quarterback.
- Shane Morris will compete for Michigan's starting quarterback job, and he talked about his progression since first arriving on campus.
- Illinois' Tim Beckman took a subtle shot at Northwestern while discussing how he signed more Chicago players "than the actual team in Chicago signed."
- Athleticism defines Wisconsin's recruiting class, especially at quarterback, writes Wisconsin State Journal's Tom Oates.
- Recent signee Brandon Lingen, a tight end, gained 60 pounds since his sophomore year of high school and now has the size and talent that Minnnesota is looking for.
TOP 25 SCOREBOARD
Final 21 Texas A&M 52 9 South Carolina 28 Final Boise State 13 18 Ole Miss 35 Final Weber State 14 19 Arizona State 45
8:00 PM ET 1 Florida State Oklahoma State 3:30 PM ET West Virginia 2 Alabama 10:30 PM ET South Dakota 3 Oregon 7:00 PM ET Louisiana Tech 4 Oklahoma 12:00 PM ET 5 Ohio State Navy 4:00 PM ET Arkansas 6 Auburn 12:00 PM ET 7 UCLA Virginia 4:00 PM ET UC Davis 11 Stanford 5:30 PM ET 16 Clemson 12 Georgia 9:00 PM ET 14 Wisconsin 13 LSU 7:30 PM ET Fresno State 15 USC 3:30 PM ET Rice 17 Notre Dame 7:10 PM ET Stephen F. Austin 20 Kansas State 3:30 PM ET Florida Atlantic 22 Nebraska 6:00 PM ET Liberty 23 North Carolina 3:30 PM ET South Dakota State 24 Missouri 10:30 PM ET 25 Washington Hawaii