Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Big Tentacles: Bowls, Kirk Cousins, Montee Ball, Brian Kelly, and more.

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

Takin' care of business and workin' overtime.
Michigan State defeats Georgia in a come-from-behind triple-overtime Outback Bowl thriller. (Rivals.com)

Going out a winner. 
Michigan State quarterback ends his college football career on a victorious note. (The Lansing State Journal)

The Downward Spiral.
Penn State's Annus horribilis ends in a loss to Houston in the TicketCity Bowl 30-14. (Rivals.com)

The Downward Spiral, Part Deux.
Ohio State begins it's exile from bowl eligibility with a loss to future coach Urban Meyer's former employer Florida in the Gator Bowl (Rivals.com

The Downward Spiral, The Final Insult.
Nebraska loses to South Carolina 30-13 in the Capital One Bowl. (rivals.com

The Downward Spiral, Deluxe Edition.
Wisconsin falls to Oregon in the Rose Bowl 45-38. (Rivals.com)

The last, best hope.
Michigan faces Virginia Tech in Tuesday night's Sugar Bowl, in  a last-ditch effort to end the Big Ten bowl season on a positive note. (ESPN)

All will be revealed. 
Wisconsin running back Montee Ball will announce soon whether he returns to school for the 2012 season, or enter the 2012 NFL Draft. (USA Today)

Where do we go from here now that all of the children have grown up?
Teddy Greenstein looks at the future of Northwestern following a disappointing and chaotic 6-7 season, and the departure of senior QB Dan Persa. (The Chicago Tribune)   

This isn't what I had in mind. 
Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly is dealing with some unexpected changes with his coaching staff, as two assistant coaches leave for probable jobs on new Ohio St. head football coach Urban Meyer's staff. (The Chicago Tribune)

This is the song that doesn't end. Yes, it goes on and on my friend. Some people started singing it not knowing what it was, and they'll continue singing it forever just because...
San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman is the latest name to show up in the never-ending search for Penn State's new head football coach. (The Chicago Tribune)

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