Friday, July 29, 2011

Big Tentacles: Dan Persa, Luke Fickell, Nebraska-Iowa, and more.

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

Dan Persa is scary. 
Because Northwestern head football coach Pat Fitzgerald says so. (The Chicago Tribune)

Ready to Start.  
As for the Northwestern quarterback himself,  Persa believes he can improve on his injury-shortened performance from last season. (The Chicago Tribune)

Too soon to call?
The Omaha World Herald's  Dirk Chatelain takes umbrage to the crowning of Iowa as Nebraska's biggest Bug Ten rival even before the Huskers' first game as a Big Ten member. (Omaha World Herald)

Laying down the law. 
Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany gathered the twelve Big Ten coaches together and told them to keep their collective noses clean following the Tresselgate debacle at Ohio State. (The Chicago Tribune)

State of Shock.
Ohio State head football coach Luke Fickell was a little taken aback by the size of the media presence at Big Ten Media Days. (The Columbus Dispatch)

Not letting his guard down. 
New Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke doesn't view eternal Wolverine rival Ohio State as being "wounded" by Tresselgate. (Detroit Free Press)

Tag Team back again. 
Purdue head football coach Brady Hope says that he'll use both Robert Marve and Rob Henry in a two-quarterback system in 2011. This won't end well. (The Chicago Tribune)

Four more years! Four more years!
Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno thinks he can coach for another "four or five years." (The Patriot News)

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