Monday, August 15, 2011

Big Tentacles: Brady Hoke, Pat Fitzgerald, James Vandenberg, and more.

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

Rebuilding? Whose rebuilding? 
Michigan head fooball coach Brady Hoke takes umbrage to talk that the Wolverines are "rebuilding." (The Post-Tribune (Northwest Indiana)

Kicking it old school. 
Northwestern opens up Camp Kenosa, which is described by head football coach Pat Fitzgerald as being "football, 24-7,” "old school" and with players lacking their "creature comforts." (The Chicago Tribune)

Pound for pound.

New York Post writer Lenn Robbins vows to carry one of the 7 lb. "PersaStrong" dumbells Northwestern sent out to reporters promoting quarterback Dan Persa as a Heisman Trophy candidate. I'm not holding my breath on this one. (New York Post)

A Few Small Repairs. 
Iowa QB James Vandenberg admits that Iowa needs to make a lot of improvement after a lackluster practice on Saturday. (Quad City Times)

Oh, behave!
Indiana head football coach David Wilson needs to learn how to act better when talking to radio personalities. Because Bob Kravitz said so. Shut up, Bob. (The Indianapolis Star)

The sharpest tool in the shed?
Illinois freshman QB Reilly O'Toole is impressing Fighting Illini offensive coordinator Paul Petrino. (The Chicago Tribune)

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