Monday, July 18, 2011

Big Tentacles: Dan Persa, Mike Vrabel, and ...H.R. Pufinstuf?

This is NOT the new Michigan mascot.
(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big Ten and the schools it not-so-secretly covets.)   

Contender or Pretender?
Chris Emma crunches the numbers on Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa to see if he is a genuine contender for the Heisman Trophy in his senior season. (

Please come to Boston. 

Off-Tackle Empire looks at three of the marquee games of the Big Ten's first week of the 2011 season, including Northwestern's trip to Boston College. (Off Tackle Empire)

A Commodore coming to the Brick Big House?
According to reports,Vanderbilt lineman James Kirrredge will transfer to Michigan State. (Detroit Free Press)

The high cost of cupcakes. 
Iowa is reported to be paying Louisiana-Monroe $1.05 million to be a home game punching bag for the Hawkeyes on Sept. 24. (Black Heart Gold Pants)


Experience to extremes. 
Ohio State linebackers are getting a treasure trove of experience from their new linebacker coach,  Mike Vrabel, who won three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots. (The Columbus Dispatch)

Meet Chris Carlino.
Hammer and Rails profiles Purdue senior linebacker Chris Carlino, who has been a workhorse on the Boilermaker team for the past few years. (Hammer and Rails)

Who's your friend when things get rough?
Maize n Brew compares new Indiana head football coach Kevin Wilson to...H.R. Pufnstuf? Does that make Nebraska head football coach Sigmund the Sea Monster? (Maize n Brew)

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