Thursday, February 2, 2012

Big Tentacles: Urban Meyer, Mark Dantonio, Bret Bielema, and more.

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

What's mine is mine, what's yours is mine. 
Stewart Mandel takes a look at how Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer managed to get a top-five recruiting class despite the the shadow of Tresselgate and a one-year ban from postseason play by the NCAA (

Hands off!
Michigan State head football coach declares that college that recruit players already committed to another school as being "unethical." Gee, Urban, I wonder who The Dantonio could be talking about? (The Detroit News)

Everybody Hates Urban.
Wisconsin head football coach Bret Bielema isn't too pleased about Meyer's recruiting practices, either. (SB*Nation

Be My Enemy.
Urban Meyer is Michigan State's new enemy. Because Drew Sharp said so. (The Detroit Free Press)

Purple Reign.
Pat Fitzgerald signs his largest National Signing Day class as Northwestern head football coach. (The Chicago Sun-Times)

A Big Red scare. 
Nebraska head football coach Bo Pelini was involved in an automobile accident with another vehicle on his way to a booster dinner. He was not injured in the crash, which was the fault of the driver in the the other vehicle. (WOWT)

How well did Penn State do on National Signing Day?
About as well as you would expect it to under the circumstances. (The Philadelphia Enquirer)

Misplaced priorities?
It didn't help Penn State's recruiting any to have new head coach Paul O'Brien still busy finishing out his job as the Super Bowl bound New England Patriot's offensive coordinator. (USA Today)

Roll With the Changes.
Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin comments on the changes in the Penn State coaching staff. (

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