Monday, April 2, 2012

Big Tentacles: Urban Meyer, Nebraska, and the revenge of AIRBHG.

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

Urban Renewal. 
Spring practice at Ohio State heralds the dawn of a new era under new head football coach Urban Meyer.  (FOX Sports Ohio)

The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades. 
Nebraska offensive lineman  Seung Hoon Choi eyes the future while preparing for his senior season as a Cornhusker. (The Lincoln Journal Star)

My Kind of Town. 
Nebraska seeks the possible successor to current quarterback Taylor Martinez in the guise of two highly ranked Chicago-area high school prospects. (The Omaha World Herald)

All the Right Moves. 
New Illinois HC Tim Beckman is quickly making a good impression with high school coaches throughout the Land of Lincoln. (CSN Chicago)

Next Position, Please.
Michigan senior Craig Roh has moved to defensive end, his third position change in four years. (The Detroit Free Press)

I wanna be elected. 
Purdue juniors  Ishmael Aristide (safety) and  Rob Henry (QB) are respectively running for president and vice president of the school's student body. (ESPN)

So we're told this is the Golden Age...
Josh Walfish discounts talk of this being the "golden age of Northwestern athletics," and claims that this is merely "the brink of it. (The Daily Northwestern)

Iowa's running back position is not cursed. 
Tell that to Angry Iowa Running Back Hating God*. (The Cedar Rapids Gazette)



*A collective manifestation of Black Heart Gold Pants who is in no way related to the God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob. Though he may or may not be Xemu's third cousin, once removed.

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