Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Big Tentacles: Brady Hoke, James Vandenberg, Joe Paterno, and more.

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

Let's get physical.
Brady Hoke wants Michigan ot be more physical; which means making his players gain or lose more weight. (The Detroit News)

All we need is just a little patience. 
Nebraska running backs coach Ron Brown is being patient when it comes to the freshmen RB trio of Braylon Heard, Aaron Green and Ameer Abdullah. (The Omaha World Herald)

Ready to Start. 
Iowa quarterback James Vandenberg is ready to pick up where former Hawkeye QB Ricky Stanzi left off. (The Gazette)

Center of attention. 
Northwestern QB Dan Persa says he "fine" with the school's "PersaStrong campaign, because it promotes interest in the football program. (The Chicago Tribune)

Five for Fighting. 
Indiana head football coach Kevin Wilson has to choose between five quarterbacks for the Hoosiers' starting QB. (Indianapolis Star)

This just in:
Joe Paterno is still old. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Meet the new boss. 
Illinois names Cincinnati athletic director Mike Thomas as its new AD. (The Chicago Tribune)

The King's Speech. 
Eleven Warriors' DJ Byrnes mocks the recent speech given by Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins during Big ten Media weekend as only an Ohio State blogger could. (Eleven Warriors)

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