Thursday, February 3, 2011

Big Tentacles: Michigan, Tom Izzo, Wisconsin, and...Black Swan?

(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big Ten and the schools it not-so-secretly covets.)  


Rounding out the ranks. Michigan head football coach Brady Coach  set to announce who will be filling out his coaching staff on Monday. (Detroit Free Press)


No Surrender, No Retreat. Don't expect Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio to cede any ground to Brady Hoke and Michigan when it comes to recruiting. (Detroit Free Press)

Overachievement?  USA Today looks at why Wisconsin succeeds despite not having unremarkable recruiting classes every year. (USA Today)

Nebraska coaching carousel, part one. Nebraska defensive secondary coach Marvin Sanders has resigned citing "personal reasons." (Corn Nation)

Nebraska coaching carousel, part deux.  Indiana assistant football coach Corey Raymond is reportedly leaving to join Nebraska's coaching staff. (ESPN)

Staying at home. Joe Paterno claims that he stopped visiting recruits on the road because it had become a visit would turn into “an alumni meeting” or into "marketing missions" for businessmen to use for PR, and took away form the recruiting. (The Morning Call)

BASKETBALL

The winter of our discontent. Michgian State head men's basketball coach Tom Izzo calls Wendsday's Spartan loss to Iowa "the worst performance of a team that I've coached since I've been at Michigan State." (Detroit Free Press)

Tom Pritchard as Natalie Portman? Want to see the dunk by Indiana Hoosier Tom Pritchard  that Pardon the Interruption's Michael Wilbon called "Black Swan" in the "What's the Word" segment? Here it is.  

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