Friday, February 3, 2012

Big Tentacles: Brady Hoke, Bill O'Brien, and more.

(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big Ten and the schools it not-so-secretly covets.)
  
We're strange allies with warring hearts. 
Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke takes the side of Ohio State Urban Meyer over the hand-wringing by other Big Ten coaches over Meyer's "what's mine is mine, what's yours is mine" recruiting philosophy. (The Detroit Free Press)

Nittany Lions eyin' O'Brien. 
Penn State players will be watching their future head football coach Bill O'Brien in his final game as the New England Patriots' offensive coordinator Sunday in Super Bowl XLVI. (The Philadelphia Inquirer)


Taking it on the chin.
New England Patriots' players like to poke fun at the soon-to-be-departing O'Brien's physical features, including his chin. (The Philadelphia Inquirer)

Distant Early Warning. 
Michigan State receiver Kyle Kerrick has already enrolled for classes in East Lansing. (The Lansing State Journal

The Name's the Same. 
The Big Ten is sticking with those dreaded "Leaders" and "Legends" division names. (ESPN)

MEN'S BASKETBALL

Enemy Mine. 
Your basketball-centric guide to exposing myths about the Indiana-Purdue rivalry, from an unmistakably Hooser point of view. (The Crimson Quarry)

Dubious achievement award of the day. 
Remembering the best Iowa men's basketball team of the past twenty-five years. Sadly, it was the one from exactly twenty-five years ago. (The Gazette)

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