Monday, April 9, 2012

Big Tentacles: Al Borges, the Ferentz family, Ohio State, and more.

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

Best Offense. 
Michigan offensive coordinator Al Borges discusses his philosophy on player development with Kyle Meinke. (

Michigan suspends safety Josh Furman for unspecified reasons. (The Detroit News)

Family Affair.
A look at the family ties of Iowa offensive line coach Brian Ferentz and his younger brother, Hawkeye center James Ferentz. And oh yeah, their dad is Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz. Nepotism? What Nepotism? (The Quad City Times)

It's Minnesota week.
Off Tackle Empire continues it's preview of the 2012 Big Ten with a week-long look at Minnesota.  (Off Tackle Empire)

They're gonna put me in the movies.
A look at the new Kirk Russell film Touchback, which has scenes filmed in Ohio Stadium. (The Columbus Dispatch)

Never too early. 
Northwestern is already getting prepared for its Sept. 1 road game against Syracuse by simulating the crown noise in the Carrier Dome during spring practice. (Lake the Posts)

Indiana Wants Me. 
Indiana adds 5 junior college players to it's bottom-of-the-Big Ten defense. (The Indianapolis Star)

But that trick never works! 
Don Doxsie notes that Big Ten schools who hire head football coaches out of the Mid-Atlantic Conference (like Illinois did in hiring former Toledo HC Tim Beckman), end up with less-than-stellar results. (The Quad City Times)

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