Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
The college football season is over, but the links will never die.
Penn State defensive line coach Larry Johnson faces an interesting decision, one that could bring Nittany Lion Nation a lot of anxiety, Jeff Rice writes in the Centre Daily Times.
"Remove, in your minds, Larry Johnson from the last few years of the picture and watch the George Bailey-like ripple effect that absence would have had on the 2008 Nittany Lions.
Johnson also played a key role in landing Penn State's 2009 class, Bob Flounders writes in The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News.
Chris "Beanie" Wells' departure to the NFL signals the start of a new phase for the Terrelle Pryor-led Ohio State offense, Doug Lesmerises writes in The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Buckeyes special teams stud Shaun Lane returned home Thursday after spending three nights hospitalized with a pinched nerve sustained in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.
Guard Julian Vandervelde is the last remaining member of Iowa's rock-slid interior on the offensive line, Marc Morehouse writes in The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette.