Monday, August 29, 2011

Big Tentacles: Dan Persa, James Vandenberg, Russell Wilson, and more.

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

The Future's So Bright. 
Northwestern's long-term future seems to be on a solid footing with head football coach Pat Fitzgerald and athletic director Jim Phillips signed to long term deals. As for the 2011 season? Well, that's a little more up in the air. (The Chicago Tribune)

The Adjustment Bureau. 
Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa's success in 2011 may depend on his ability to be more of a pocket passer to adjust for his still-recovering Achilles tendon. (Lake the Posts)

Talking up a storm. 
Michigan State QB Kirk Cousins plans to be more vocal this season when it comes to the Spartan offense. (Detroit Free Press)

I want to be a history maker in this land. 
Indiana wide receiver Damarlo Belcher has some big goals in mind when it comes to breaking school records. (The Indianapolis Star)

Fisherman's Blues.
Iowa QB James Vandenberg is not a great fisherman, according to his teammates. They'd better hope he's a better QB. (Black Heart Gold Pants)

The Chicago Tribune's Teddy Greenstein says Iowa is a team flying "under the radar" in 2011. (The Chicago Tribune)

Dance With My Father. 
The legacy of Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson's late father still plays an important part in his son's life. (Wisconsin State Journal)

This is for the questions that don't have any answers.
Who's going to be Michigan's starting running back? Good question. (ESPN)

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