Friday, October 7, 2011

Big Tentacles: Bo Pelini, Russell Wilson, Kirk Cousins, and more.

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

Homeland Security. 
Nebraska tries to make sure its first Big Ten home game against Ohio State isn't like the Huskers' 45-17 loss to Wisconsin last Saturday. (The Chicago Tribune)

Bo Pelini is a "disciple of discipline."
That probably doesn't his lack of ability to control is tongue, however. (The Columbus Dispatch)

Our Honor Defend. 
Ohio State's chances for a road game victory against Nebraska depend on it's ability to defend against Husker quarterback Taylor Martinez's "Big play ability." (The Columbus Dispatch)

Eyes Off the Prize.
Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson says he's focusing on success on the field, and not talk about hims winning the Heisman Trophy. (Wisconsin State Journal)

Penn State is an ex-"national power."
Because Bruce Feldman said so. (CBS Sports)

Hit the Road Jack.
Brady Hoke and Michigan get ready for the Wolverines' first road game of the season against Northwestern. (The Detroit Free Press)

I'm Alright, don't nobody worry 'bout me.
Michigan State QB Kirk Cousins defends himself over how some of his critics perceive his level of play this season. (The Detroit Free Press)

What do you do when you're branded?
A look at the "branding" efforts of the "2.5 version" of the Iowa Defense. (The Gazette)

Up in the Air.
Injured Notre Dame defensive end Ethan Johnson's status for Saturday's game against Air Force will be a game-time decision. (The Chicago Tribune)

Notre Dame's status as an independent is endangered.
Because Brett McMurphy said so.(CBS Sports)

Burning Man. 
Northwestern linebacker Collin Ellis' style of play is describes as playing "with his hair on fire." (The Chicago Tribune)

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