Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Big Tentacles: Mark Dantonio, Taylor Martinez, and Jesse James (really)

Taking it personal. The Jim Tressel scandal hits close to home to Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantoinio, who was Tressel's former defensive coordinator. (Detroit Free Press)

Please adjust your schedules accordingly. Wisconsin's home opener against UNLV may be moved to Thursday night, Sept. 1. Yes, ESPN is involved with this. (Las Vegas Sun)

Indiana Wants Me. A Big Ten Welcome to Nebraska from an Indiana blogger. (Off Tackle Empire)

The elephant in the room. The upcoming inner-divisional Big Ten rivalry between Nebraska and Penn State naturally brings up the legendary 1994 meeting between the two schools. (Corn Nation)

Comfort zone. Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez says he feels “a lot more comfortable” with with talking to the media than he was as a freshman. (Big Red Today)

Massaro out. Penn State defensive end Massaro will miss the 2011 season due to a torn ACL. (Linebacker U)

The James Gang. Penn State has a 2012 commitment from a recruit named Jesse James. Insert obvious joke about Joe Paterno meeting the real Jesse James back in the Old West here. (Black Shoe Diaries)

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