Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Big Tentacles: Urban Meyer, Bill O'Brien, Junior Hemingway, and...playoffs?!

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

I will teach, and you will learn.
Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer is teaching the Big Ten how to defeat the SEC through recruiting. Because Bob Hunter said so. (The Columbus Dispatch)

What's that? Ah -- Playoffs? Don't talk about -- playoffs?! You kidding me?! Playoffs?!
The Big Ten has come up with a proposal for a college football playoff scheme. (The Chicago Tribune)

Unsolicited advice of the day. 
Mark Kram asks four sports personalities who succeeded legends  on how new Penn State head football coach Bill O'Brien should handle following in the footsteps of the late Joe Paterno. (The Philadelphia Daily News)


Crime watch. 
Former Michigan receiver Junior Hemingway's Sugar Watch has been stolen from his father's home, along with other bowl game-related valuables. (AnnArbor.com)

Gone Daddy Gone.
Michigan has announced that it's sold of its alottment of around 25,000 tickets for the Wolverines 2012 season opening game against 2011 BCS champion Alabama at Cowboys Stadium on Sept 1. (The Detroit Free Press)

It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday.
Former Iowa offensive coordinator Ken O'Keefe says his last goodbyes while heading off to become the Miami Dolphins new wide receivers coach. (The Cedar Rapids Gazette)


Under the radar and through the woods. 
Iowa's 2012 recruiting classes is rated as underrated by Dave Miller. (The National Football Post)

You'd better shape up.
Wisconsin warns  it will end its licensing agreement Adidas for violating a labor code of conduct regarding a the shutdown of a factory in Indonesia where workers failed to set severance. (The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)

Better Holmes and Gardens
Michigan State already has the first member for its 2013 recruiting class  with the verbal commitment of  Michigan high school Gerald Holmes. (The Detroit Free Press)

It's Getting Better All  the Time. 
Northwestern's 2011 season was better than 2010. Because Sippin' on Purple said so. (Sippin' on Purple)

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