Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Big Tentacles: Bo Pelini, Bill O'Brien, Tom Izzo, and more.

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

Bo knows recruiting. 
Nebraska head football coach Bo Pelini is trying to work on the Cornhuskers' recruiting efficiency. (The Lincoln Journal-Star)

I've seen the future and it will be.
Corn Nation takes a look at the state of the 2012 Nebraska  cornerback position. (Corn Nation)

Roll With the Changes.
The Penn State football strength and conditioning program is getting an overhaul under new head football coach Bill O'Brien. (

Tough Enough.
Former Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa and former Northern Illinois QB Chandler Harnish were recipients of the National Football Foundation's Mental Toughness Award. (The Chicago Tribune)

O Canada.
Adam Rittenberg interviews Wisconsin offensive coordinator Matt Canada. (ESPN)

I Got a (Story)Line on You. 
Kyle Meinke presents eight Michigan-related storylines for the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine. (

State of the Nation.
Off-Tackle Empire begins a three-part look at the state of the national competitiveness of the Big Ten by looking at the situation on-the-field. (Off-Tackle Empire)

Nepotism is a family tradition. 
Would Black Heart Gold Pants stoop so low as to post an article mocking Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz's hiring of son Brian Ferentz to be the Hawkeyes' new offensive line coach? Of course it would. (Black Heart Gold Pants)


United We Stand. 
Michigan State head men's basketball coach Tom Izzo praises the Spartans' team unity. (The Lansing State Journal)

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