Big Ten lunch links: Brodell prepares for last game
December, 29, 2008
Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
Catching up on a weekend full of links and several more from this morning ...
- Iowa wide receiver Andy Brodell does not expect to be granted a sixth year of eligibility, likely making the Outback Bowl his final collegiate game, Andy Hamilton and Randy Peterson write in the Iowa City Press-Citizen.
- Michigan State quarterback Brian Hoyer is still trying to make people forget about his last bowl performance, Joe Rexrode writes in the Lansing State Journal.
- Former Michigan defensive coordinator Scott Shafer won't be ripping Rich Rodriguez any time soon, at least not in public, Mark Snyder writes in the Detroit Free Press.
"Shafer parted ways with Michigan by 'mutual agreement' a week before the school announced the change in the letter from athletic director Bill Martin, but there were conditions. It said Shafer could not publicly release the terms of his agreement, and he also agreed 'that I will not issue any statements to the media or in a public or similar setting which demean or disparage the University of Michigan, the football program, or any of their employees, in any way.'"
- Penn State defensive coordinator Tom Bradley isn't campaigning for Joe Paterno's job, even though many think he deserves it, Cory Giger writes in The Altoona Mirror. Paterno's toughness and longevity resonate with his players, Chris Dufresne writes in the Los Angeles Times.
- The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Jeff Potrykus does an autopsy on Wisconsin's disappointing season and how the Badgers must bounce back despite losing plenty of seniors.
- Minnesota quarterback Adam Weber got rid of his goatee and hopes to atone for "below average" play down the stretch, Kent Youngblood writes in the Star Tribune.
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