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Big Ten goes back to the future

Originally Published: August 23, 2011
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

The operative theme in the Big Ten in 2011 is change. But there is one throwback element to the league that should appeal to fans still nostalgically attached to the 1970s glory days.

Running quarterbacks.

Back in the Bo and Woody days, the Big Ten had an array of mobile quarterbacks -- Michigan's Rick Leach and Ohio State's Cornelius Greene were both 2,000-yard career rushers on great teams. Charlie Baggett ran for more than 1,700 yards in three seasons at Michigan State. ...

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