Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Big Tentacles: Brady Hoke, Kirk Ferentz, and Woody Hayes reincarnated as a goose?

(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big Ten and that school in South Bend it not-so-secretly covets.)

Hoke and Glory. 
Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke talks about the Michigan-Ohio State rivarly that looks to be taken to a new level with Ohio State's hire of Urban Meyer as HC. (FOX Sports Ohio)

Fool's Gold (or Fool's Maize, as the case may be).
MGoBlog shows why Michigan's 2012 season opener against Alabama at Cowboys Stadium (a.k.a Jerry Jones' Heathen temple to His Own Avarice) in Arlington, Tx is not the cash cow many (especially Wolverine supporters mad at reports that the Michigan Marching Band won't be going for the trip) think it would be. (MGoBlog)

The Michigan Marching Band will be going to Arlington for the Michigan-Alabama game after all. (The Detroit News)

Tough Enough?
Michigan and Michigan State are ranked having the Big Ten's toughest schedules in 2012. (The Detroit News)

Bang! Bang! Maxwell's knee got hammered. 
Michigan St. quarterback Andrew Maxwell will not participate in the Spartans' spring game this coming Saturday due to a knee sprain. (The Detroit Free Press)

Roll With the Changes.
Black Heart Gold Pants looks at the coaching staff changes at Iowa, and whether or not they will make an impact on the coaching style of Iowa HC Kirk Ferentz. (Black Heart Gold Pants)

Is That All There Is?
Mike Hlas bemoans Iowa's lone prime-time game against Penn State on Oct. 20 on the Big Ten Network. By comparison, Indiana has three. Yes, Indiana. (The Cedar Rapids Gazette)

Bo knows contract extensions. 
Nebraska extends Cornhusker head football coach Bo Pelini a one year extension on his contract, and bumps his salary up to $2.875 million a year. (ESPN)

All of the Lights.
Northwestern's season opening game at home against Vanderbilt will be shown in prime time by the Big Ten Network. (The Chicago Sun-Times)

A drinking stadium with a football problem?
The Minnesota state legislature approves the sell of beer during Minnesota Golden Gopher home games at  TCF Bank Stadium. The bill is on its way to the desk of Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, who is expected to sign it. (The St. Paul Pioneer Press)

Morning Norwood. 
Minnesotta names Norwood Teague as its new athletic director. (The St. Louis Pioneer Press)

Read my lips: No more cupcakes. 
Penn State should stop playing "non-conference nobodies," and start scheduling more competitive out-of-conference teams. Because Steve Heiser said so. (The York Dispatch)

Dinner and a college football season preview.
Off Tackle Empire's "Potlook"look at Ohio State's 2012 season includes dish suggestions as "Bacon-Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Cream Cheese and Almonds," "Creamy Potato and Prosciutto Salad," "Skyline Chili" and " Chocolate-Peanut Butter Buckeyes," with links to the recipes to boot. (Off Tackle Empire)

Wish List.
Matt Brown provides his list of possible future opponents he would like to see Ohio State compete against. It includes Washington State, West Virginia, and Appalachian State (the team responsible for what is possibly Michigan's most embarrassing loss ever). (Land-Grant Holy Land)

Woody, is that you?
The Detroit News' Michigan beat writer Angelique S. Chengelishas a nasty run-in with a goose on the Ohio State campus. The goose may or may not have been Woody Hayes reincarnated. (The Detroit News)

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