Sunday, July 31, 2011

Big Tentacles: Kirk Cousins, Luke Fickell, Kirk Herbstreit, and more.

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

Why is this picture of Herky Hawk here?
Because I saw Captain America last week and it was awesome. Need a better reason?

Hungry Like the Wolf. 
Michigan State senior quarterback Kirk Cousin's plan for the Spartan's conquest of the Big Ten in 2011 involves keeping the team hungry and motivated. (The Grand Rapids Press)

I Will Not Take These Things For Granted. 
Despite a successful 2010 season, Michigan State free safety Trenton Robinson doesn't go around thinking that he's entitled to be a starter in 2011. (The Grand Rapids Press)

Ain't nobody gonna hold him down?
P. Diddy's son, Justin Combs, is being recruited by Illinois. (The Sports Bank)

Strong enough to be your man. 
The Heisman Trophy campaign for Northwestern QB Dan Persa now has its own Twitter hashtag with #Persastrong.  And a Twitter account featuring the man himself. (Sippin' on Purple)

How's the Hawkeye reaction to the Iowa-Nebraska "Heroes Game" name?
About what you would expect. (Black Heart Gold Pants)

October. And kingdoms rise. And kindgoms fall. 
With Nebraska, Michigan St., and Ohio St. on Wisconsin's  schedule for October, the Badgers should know if their in the penthouse or the poorhouse when comes to the Big Ten Leaders division title by the time Haloween rolls around. (Dr. Saturday)

Jim Tressel was "a tragic hero."
Because Michigan St. head football coach Mark Dantonio said so. (Detroit Free Press)

An uphill climb. 
Ohio State head football coach Luke Fickell has a tough job ahead oh him keeping in-state prospects from skipping the beleaguered Buckeyes in favor of its Big Ten rivals. (The Detroit Free Press)

Plausible denial.  
Kirk Herbstreit denies that moving his wife and unholy band of Aryan hellspawn cute little kids from Columbus, OH to Nashville, TN had anything to do with Ohio State fans mad over his remarks about former Buckeyes' head football coach Jim Tressel. (The Oklahoman)

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