Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Big Tentacles: Mark Dantonio, Dan Persa, Notre Dame, and more.

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

Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes?
Matt Hinton looks at who could replace Ohio State as the Big Dog in the Big Ten. (Dr. Saturday)

Not Ready for Prime Time Players?
Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis would be all for the annual Michigan-Michigan State rivalry game at night. As for Michigan AD Dave Brandon? Not so much. (The Detroit News)

Ready to repeat. 
Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio is ready to defend the Spartans' piece of the 2010 Big Ten title, with his eyes on the whole thing (Detroit Free Press)

You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.
Northwestern head football coach Pat Fitzgerald wants to see a Chicago host a bowl game. (The Chicago Sun-Times)

Dan Persa through Nebraskan eyes. 
A look at Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa, from a Cornhusker point of view. (Lincoln Star Journal)

From the two bald man fighting over a comb department:
Nebraska and Iowa plan to announce that yes, there will be a trophy involved in the two schools now annual Big Ten rivalry game. Now if they will just dub the game "Black and Blue Friday" like I suggested, everything will be okay. (ESPN)

Signing on for fifteen more years. 
Notre Dame and Navy agree to continue their 84 year-old rivarly through 2026. (The Chicago Tribune)

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