Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Big Tentacles, Danny O'Brien's college degree, Taylor Martinez's 2012 goal, Elliot Mealer, and more.

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


Can I graduate?
Wisconsin's new quarterback Danny O'Brien explains how he was able to earn a degree from Maryland after only three years of school. (The LaCrosse Tribune)

You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.
Despite a lackluster debut in the Big Ten in 2011, Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez is aiming for a BCS title in 2012. (ESPN)

Ready to Start. 
Michigan offensive lineman Elliot Mealer, whose recovery from a deadly SUV crash was documented on ESPN's E:60 series, is in the running for a starting position at left guard for the upcoming season. (AnnArbor.com)

Keeping the dream alive.
Ohio State tight end Jake Stoneburner describes the chance to play under new Buckeye head football coach Urban Meyer's spread offense as "like a dream come true." (The Columbus Dispatch)

Goin' Back to Indiana.
Off tackle Empire begins its 2012 Big Ten preview by taking a look at Indiana. Well, they had to start somewhere. (Off Tackle Empire)

One good spring preview deserves another.
Black Shoe Diaries takes a spring look at the Penn State defense. (Black Shoe Diaries)

The Island of Lost Hawkeyes.
Iowa QB James Vandenberg seeks out the Hawkeyes' former offensive coordinator Ken O'Keefe for his help to win the coveted Marchinfornication tournament. Yes, this is an imaginary story. Three guesses where it came from. (Black Heart Gold Pants)

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