Monday, April 16, 2012

Big Tentacles: Urban Meyer, Pat Fitzgerald, Taylor Martinez, and more.

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

That Don't Impress Me Much. 
Ohio Sate head football coach Urban Meyer hasn't been too impressed with the Buckeyes' receivers during spring practice. (The Columbus Dispatch)

The Air That I Breathe.
Northwestern head football coach Pat Fitzgerald is described as "a breath of fresh air" by Kevin McGuire. (College Football Examiner)

Michigan running back Thomas Rawls is making a huge impressionon Wolverine offensive coordinator Al Borges, who calls him "a battering ram-type guy." (The Detroit Free Press)

Holier-than-thou item of the day. 
The recent departure from Notre Dame of defensive end Aaron Lynch results in a column by Al Lesar about the Irish player who haven't transferred despite feelings of "homesickness." (The South Bend Tribune)

One Hit to the Body. 
Lynch's departure from Notre Dame is seen as a blow to Irish HC Brian Kelly and his ability to recruit and keep top talent in South Bend. (The Gary Post-Tribune)

Washed Out. 
The bad weather that hit the Midwest over the weekend resulted in the cancellation of Nebraska's spring game. (Corn Nation)

Taylor Made. 
Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez is progressing past issues that troubled him on the field in 2011, and is developing into a leader. (The Lincoln Journal Star)

Tim Beckman wants to win. 
New Illinois HC Tim Beckman is focused on winning, which is what his predecessor, Ron Zook was fired for his troubles with doing so . (The Alton Telegraph)

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