Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Big Tentacles: Urban Meyer, Brady Hoke, Bret Bielema, and more.

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

Urban Meyer is still not the new head football coach of Ohio State. 
Because Urban Meyer said so. (The Gainesville Sun)

US Senate to hold hearing on Penn State scandal. 
Because the Senate has nothing better to do right now, right? (ESPN)

Grace Under Pressure.
Penn State players have earned respect for their perseverance and character in their handling of the Jerry Sardusky scandal that has engulfed their school. (The Altoona Mirror)

The natives are restless. 
Wisconsin head football coach Bret Bielema is a little concerned about fan reaction when the Badgers face Penn State this weekend in light of the Sardusky scandal and with the Big Ten Leaders Division title on the line. (Wisconsin State Journal)

The triple option.
Wisconsin prepares its defense for the possibility of not one, not two, but three different Penn State quarterbacks this weekend. (The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)

I Won't Back Down.
Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke is still refusing to refer to Ohio State as Ohio State. (The Detroit Free Press)

Ohio State-Michigan should not be moved to earlier in the season.
Because Rob Oller said so. (The Columbus Dispatch)

Nothing Left to Lose. 
Ohio State seeks to avoid insult to injury by preserving its winning streak over Michigan to finish a disastrous 2011 season. (The Detroit Free Press)

Fell On Black Days.
Nebraska's first year as a Big Ten member hasn't quite gone as head football Bo Pelini had planned. (The Gazette)

No Rest for the Wicked.
Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio says he won't be resting up any starters for Saturday's game against Northwestern in preparation for the Big Ten championship game a week later. (The Detroit Free Press)

There's a reason for that.
A Michigan State victory over Northwestern might help keep Michigan from getting to a better bowl game. (The Detroit Free Press)

Looking for insurance. 
Bowl eligible at 6-6, Northwestern looks for an upset against Michigan State to guarantee the Wildcats a fifth straight bowl appearance. (The Chicago Tribune)

Dubious achievement of the week.
Two of Michigan State's most fought-for trophies, The Land Grant Trophy (Michigan St.-Penn St.) and the Megaphone Trophy (Michigan St.-Notre Dame) make Lost Lettermen's list of "CFB's Top 10 Worst Rivalry Trophies. (Lost Lettermen)

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