Thursday, January 26, 2012

Big Tentacles: Kirk Cousins, Urban Meyer, Tom Izzo, and (Kellen) Moore.

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

Inside Information. 
Former Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins says he talked with former Boise State QB Kellen Moore about how to beat Georgia in the Outback Bowl. Moore led the Broncos in a blowout victory over the Bulldogs in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at the beginning of the 2011 season. (The Idaho Statesman)

Nothing Ever Goes As Planned. 
Michigan State's plan to install new state-of-the-art scoreboards in Spartan Stadium will cost more than initially expected. This is news? (

Citizen Kain. 
Northwestern QB Kain Colter, who appeared in ten games in 2011 (including three as starting QB), will compete with two other Wildcat QB's for the full-time starting job in 2012. (ESPN)

Urban Meyer nabs a Dolphin. 
Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer reportedly hires former Miami Dolphin linebackers  coach Bill Sheridan to be on his staff. (The Lantern)

I'm Just Wild About Harry. 
Notre Dame hires former Tennessee assistant coach  Harry Hiestand as its new offensive line coach. (

Talk Talk. 
Part Two of Off Tackle Empire's interview with the Big Ten Network's Dave Revsine. (Off Tackle Empire)


The Big 4-0-0. 
Michigan State head men's basketball coach Tom Izzo celebrates his 400th career victory as the Spartans defeat Minnesota 68-52. (The Lansing State Journal)

Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble. 
Minnesota, Northwestern, and Purdue are listed as Big Ten teams on the NCAA Tournament bubble by Andy Glockner. (

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