Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Big Tentacles: Bret Bielema on Urban Meyer, Pat Fitzgerald on Ozzie Guillen, and more.

(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big Ten and the schools it not-so-secretly covets.)
You're getting warmer.
Wisconsin head football coach Bret Bielema told reporters that The Sporting News' report that  Ohio State HC Urban Meyer's "bumping" into a Wisconsin verbal commitment who later signed with Ohio St. was "getting closer t0" the truth. (ESPN)

Hoke on board the spring scrimmage train.
Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke is a supporter Clemson HC Dabo Swinney's idea of spring scrimmage games between schools as an alternative to the traditional spring game. (The Downriver News-Herald)

Why don't you have a seat right over there? 

Hoke also sat down recently for a Q&A session with Tom Dienhart. (Big Ten Network)
Bill O'Brien's balancing act. 
New Penn St. HC Bill O'Brien is working on on-the-field success as well as traveling around the state of Pennsylvania to meet with Nittany Lion supporters still reeling from the Jerry Sandusky scandal. (AP via The Deseret News)

Pat Fitzgerald on Ozzie Guillen. 
Northwestern HC and Chicago White Sox fan Pat Fitzgerald comments about former Sox and current Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen's recent comments about  Fidel Castro, saying "The great thing about America is freedom of speech and freedom to disagree. I also thinkyou have to be respectful and have some awareness. If you go down some roads, you’ll open yourself up for questions. When you do that, it’s your fault. (The Chicago Tribune)

Time is tight. 
Iowa quarterback James Vandenberg likes the Hawkeyes' improvement at tight end. (The Quad City Times)

The road to 2013. 
Iowa lands a 2013 recruiting class verbal commitment from Iowa high school wide receiver Derrick Willies. (Black Heart Gold Pants)

I have to praise you like I should. 
Michigan St. QB Andrew Maxwell gives high praise to the Spartans' new batch of wide receivers. (The Detroit Free Press)

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