Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Big Tentacles: Dan Persa, Russell Wilson, Jerry Kill, and more.

(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big Ten and the schools it not-so-secretly covets.)  
There's strong, and then there's PersaStrong.
Adam Rittenberg details how Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa's discipline and training in the weight room inspired the "PersaStrong" Heisman Trophy campaign. (ESPN)

The Mark of Kain.
Northwestern head football coach Pat Fitzgerald refers to  Persa's backup, Kain Colter as being "1b" on the depth chart. (The Chicago Tribune)

One of the guys. 
Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson has quickly been accepted by his Badger teammates since transferring from North Carolina State. (

Jim Tressel will coach again.
Because his brother, Ohio State running back/special teams coach Dick Tressel, said so. (The Chicago Tribune)

Joe Paterno could save college football from itself. 
He only has to quit coaching to do it. (The Patriot-News)

My Life With the Thrill Kill Cult.
ESPN's Adam Rittenberg sits down for a Q&A session with first-year Minnesota head football coach Jerry Kill. (ESPN)

Learning to Crawl.
Iowa sophomore C.J. Fiedorowicz describes learning to play football at the college level during his freshman year as a "humbling experience." (Quad City Times)

Making up for lost time.
Nebraska offensive guard Andrew Rodriguez is looking to make up for a disappointing 2010 season. (Omaha World Herald)

Wolverine no more.
Michigan wide reciever Je'Ron Strokes has left the team. (ESPN)

Children of the Sun.
A Michigan environmental group wants Michigan to install solar panels at Michigan Stadium. Don't hold your breath. (The Detroit News)

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