Monday, January 16, 2012

Big Tentacles: Urban Meyer, Tim Beckman, Tom Osborne, and more.

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

That Don't Impress Me Much.
Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer isn't at all crazy about the proposed replacements od the current BCS system. (The Columbus Dispatch)

Please pack your knives and go. 
Ohio St. defensive backs Dominic Clarke and DerJuan Gambrell have been kicked off the team for "off-the-field problems." (The Detroit Free Press)

What's mine is mine, what's yours is mine.
If taking Urban Meyer swiping two Notre Dame coaches for his Ohio State coaching staff wasn't bad enough, high school recruit Taylor Decker (offensive line) has switched commitments from Notre Dame to Ohio St. (The Chicago Tribune)

Filling out the ranks. 
Illinois head football coach Tim Beckman fills three more spots on his coaching staff. (The Chicago Tribune)

Ex-Hoosiers. 
Indiana sophomore quarterbacks Ed Wright-Baker and Dusty Kielhave left the program. (The Indianapolis Star)

Time Has Come Today. 
Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne believes it's time for the school to honor former head football coach Frank Solich, who served from 1998-2003. The biggest hang-up seems to be Solich's schedule, as he is currently coaching the Ohio University football team. (The Lincon Star-Journal)

Iowa under fire. 
A Des Moines lawyer takes the University of  Iowa to task for its handling of former Hawkeye running back Marcus Coker while he was under police investigation over an alleged sexual assault. Iowa City police closed the case "without filing charges" due to the victim's decision not to "pursue the matter." (The Gazette)

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