Monday, August 8, 2011

Big Tentacles: Russell Wilson, Joe Paterno, Dan Persa, and more.

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

Grace Under Pressure. 
Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson says he isn't feeling the pressure of meeting the expectations that have surrounded him since he transferred to Wisconsin from North Carolina State. (ESPN)

Highway to the Danger Zone?
Following injuries received in a collision with a Penn State player, Adam Rittenberg asks if the sidelines are too dangerous for 84 year-old Joe Paterno to stand around. (ESPN)

The writing on the wall. 
Northwestern QB Dan Persa keeps a letter framed on his wall that was written to him by the late Wildcats' head football coach Randy Walker a few days before he passed away. Persa was Walker's last recruit. (FOX Sports)

In the dog house at the Big House. 
Michigan head football coach suspends punter Will Hagerup (four games) and receiver Terrence Robinson (season opener).(CBS Sports)

Giving aid and comfort to the enemy. 
ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit says he likes  Brady Hoke, and thinks that "he'll do a really good job" at Michigan. Maybe this is why Buckeye fans ran you out of town, Kirk. (The Detroit News)

This if for the questions that don't have any answers.
The Chicago Tribune has "five major questions" about Northwestern's 2011 season. At least two revolve in some way or another with QB Dan Persa. (The Chicago Tribune)

When Worlds Collide.
Lake the Posts has a sit-down with Black Heart Gold Pants Adam Jacobi about Northwestern, Iowa, and the Big Ten. Like what did expect them to talk about? (Lake the Posts)

Defcom 4.
Hammer and Rails reminds fans of Purdue's new Big Ten inner-division rival Iowa that the Boilermakers know how to make "The Bomb." (Hammer and Rails)

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