Monday, August 22, 2011

Big Tentacles: Terrelle Pryor, Dan Persa, Nebraska, and more.

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

Terrelle Pryor drafted by the Raiders in NFL Supplemental Draft.
Least. Shocking. Event. Ever. (Yahoo! Sports)

It's hard to be humble. 
Ohio State freshman quarterback Braxton Miller is more humbler than Terrelle Pryor. At least according to Bob Hunter. (The Columbus Dispatch)

It's "Not your father's Big Ten anymore."
Because Adam Rittenberg said so. (ESPN)

...But is it enough?
Pat Forde says that even with all the modernization in the Big Ten, the conference will still find it hard to compete with the SEC and other Sun Belt schools when it comes to recruiting. (ESPN)

Not out of the woods yet. 
Even though quarterback Dan Persa is supposed to be "100 percent healed" from the Achilles' tendon that shortened his 2010 season, Northwestern coaches aren't ready to take chances with the Heisman Trophy candidate getting injured again. (The Chicago Tribune)

What, me worry?
The Omaha World Herald's Sam McKewon expressed concern with a string of "nagging" injuries Nebraska's offensive line. (The Omaha World Herald)

What, me worry? Part deux.
Wisconsin's o-line has also been hit with the injury bug. (Wisconsin State Journal)

A wingman for the winged helmets? 
Devin Gardner is looking to be developing as a solid back-up QB for Denard Robinson at Michigan. (The Detroit Free Press)

The time for Iowa's Keenan Davis has arrived.
Because Keenan Davis said so. (Quad City Times)

Chain Reaction.
How are Iowa fans reacting to the new Cy-Hawk Trophy? Not too well. (The Gazette (Cedar Rapids))

The Big Ten is NOT looking to expand any further at the moment.
Because the Big Ten said so. Jim Delany then went down to his basement to salivate in front of his shrine to Notre Dame. (Off Tackle Empire)

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