Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Big Tentacles: Gunner Kiel, Denard Robinson, Kirk Cousins, and more.

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

Kiel-switch Engage.
Highly-touted blue-chip quarterback Gunner Kiel officially enrolls at Notre Dame. (The Chicago Tribune)

Taking an early (Heisman) stance.
Michigan QB Denard Robinson and running back Fitz Toussaint are already being tapped as possible candidates for the 2012 Heisman Trophy (The Detroit News)

Please pack your knives and go. 
Michigan wide receiver Darryl Stonum has been kicked off the team for the ever-popular "violation of team rules." That, and he spent seven days in jail for violating his probation. (The Detroit Free Press)

West of the Fields.
Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke is putting his days as Sand Diego State HC to good use by searching for potential Wolverine recruits on the West Coact. (The Detroit Free Press)

A Few Small Repairs.
Michigan is planning renovations to Schembechler Hall, where the Wolverine football team is headquartered. (The Detroit News)

O Canada!
Wisconsin hires  former Northern Illinois offensive coordinator and quartrbacks Matt Canada to be the Badgers' OC and QB coach. (ESPN)

I feel your pain.
Ohio State assistant head coach and co-defensive coordinator Everett Withers can relate to the difficult situation that Buckeye defensive coordinator Luke Fickell went through last year as an interim head coach of a program in turmoil. Withers was interim head football coach of North Carolina in 2011. (The Columbus Dispatch)

Taking the next step. 

Former Michigan State QB Kirk Cousins and three other former Spartans have been invited to participate in the NFL Football Combine. (The Detroit News)

Can we come too?
Former Nebraska linebacker Lavonte David and three other former Cornhuskers get their invites to the NFL Football Combine as well. (The Lincoln Journal Star)

Goodbye, Hawkeye. 
Linebacker A.J. Derby is transferring from Iowa. (The Gazette)

Nebraska needs to work on stopping turnovers.
Because Dirk Chatelain said so. (The Omaha World-Herald)

Who Says You Can't Go Home? 
Illinois fullback Jay Prosch is leaving the Fighting Illini football program, and is looking at transferring to a school closer to his home in Alabama. (The Chicago Tribune)

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