Monday, January 30, 2012

Big Tentacles, Bill O'Brien, Urban Meyer, John Beilein, and more.

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

It's Like, You Know...
Stefanie Loh tries to explain incoming  Penn State head/soon-to-be-former New England Patriots offensive coach football coach Bill O'Brien's coaching style. Or at least trying to describe it in a way without using the phrase "hand the ball to Tom Brady." (The Patriot-News)

What's mine is mine, what's yours is mine. 
Urban Meyer and Ohio State strike again on the recruiting by beating out Michigan for the commitment of high school cornerback Armani Reeves. (The Columbus Dispatch)

Come around to my way of thinking.
Michigan head men's basketball coach John Beilein seems to have picked up Wolverine head football coach Brady Hoke's habit of referring to rival Ohio State as simply "Ohio." (The Detroit Free Press)

Reversal of Fortune.
Wisconsin's 2012 recruiting class, once considered to have a lot of potential, has lost momentum on the way to National Signing Day. (The Wisconsin State Journal)

Now or Prater. 
Northwestern will try to get the NCAA to declare recent transfer from USC Kyle Prater to be eligible for the 2012 season, and avoid the the usual one-year layoff. (The Chicago Tribune)

The List You Don't Want To Be On. 
Northwestern men's basketball uniforms have been named by Lost Lettermen to be the worst unis in college basketball. (Lost Lettermen)

Walk on the Wild Side.
Nebraska is looking at a talented group of walk-on players, including high-school wide receiver Brandon Reilly. (The Lincoln Journal-Star)

Changing Lanes. 
High-school linebacker prospect B.J. Bello switches his commitment from Western Michigan to Illinois. (The Chicago Tribune)

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