Thursday, October 6, 2011

Big Tentacles: Russell Wilson, Pat Fitzgerald, and...Kerry Collins?

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

Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson is the new Heisman Trophy frontrunner.
Because Tom Dienhart said so. (

The Payback.
Michigan will get a $4.7 million-dollar payout from its neutral-site game against Alabama at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas next year. (CBS Sports)

Money for Nothing.
ESPN looks at the  salaries for Big Ten athletic directors. (ESPN)

Incomplete Control. 
Northwestern head football coach Pat Fitzgerald blames the Wildcats' recent woes on lack of execution. (The Chicago Tribune)

The Observer. 
Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick says the school is keeping a close eye on the shifting realities of conference allegiances and expansion. (ESPN)

Always look on the bright side of life. 
Trying to look for positives in Purdue's dismal showing against Notre Dame. Good luck. (Off Tackle Empire)

Rats leaving a sinking ship?
Indiana has had six players quit the team in the past two weeks, including three that quit just this week alone. (The Indianapolis Star)

Brutus Buckeye is the Devil.
Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio showed The Waterboy to his team to motivate them to their first win over Ohio State since 1998. (ESPN)

Joe Paterno finally picks a fulltime starting QB.
Sadly, it's Kerry Collins. Another Black Heart Gold Pants classic piece of comedy gold. (Black Heart Gold Pants)

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