Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
Is it September yet?
- A ton of good stuff from The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Doug Lesmerises, who wonders whether the Borens or Homans are Ohio State's toughest brother tandem, whether Buckeyes running back Brandon Saine has finally turned the corner and whether the "Boom" nickname fits Dan Herron.
- More interesting quotes from quarterback Steven Threet on why he transferred from Michigan, Joe Stapleton writes in The Michigan Daily.
S: There was one quote that stood out for me from last season. It was after the Michigan State game when Michigan's offensive coordinator Calvin McGee described your play as "inconsistent, as always."
T: I guess I feel like that's a difference of philosophy from the previous staff. Granted, coaches do different things to get the most out of their players. Some people close to me were upset that a coach would call me out in front of the media, but you know, in the end it didn't really matter to me. And to be honest, my play in the Michigan State game was inconsistent. Is it right to say that at the press conference after the game? I mean, we had just lost a big rivalry game, so I would chalk most of that up to emotions after a big game like that.
- Penn State picked up a commitment from offensive lineman Luke Graham.
- Former Ohio State wide receiver Dan Potokar is winning his battle against cancer, Ken Gordon writes in The Columbus Dispatch.
- It ain't happening, but the Detroit Free Press makes some suggestions for the Big Ten's 12th member.
- Minnesota failed to produce an NFL draft pick for the first time since 1999, and head coach Tim Brewster wants to ensure it doesn't happen again on his watch, Marcus Fuller writes in the [St. Paul] Pioneer Press.
- After generating some buzz with Iowa's track team, Paul Chaney Jr. hopes to reach his potential as a wide receiver this fall, The Gazette's Marc Morehouse writes in his blog.