Friday, April 13, 2012

Big Tentacles: Urban Meyer responds, Denard Robinson, and...cage fighting?

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

Urban Meyer fires back.
Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer finally speaks out about that Matt Hayes article in The Sporting News about his last two years at Florida. naturally, his version of the story is different from Hayes' telling of events.  (The Columbus Register)

The Former Irish of Notre Dame? 
Notre Dame defensive end Aaron Lynch is reportedly transferring out of the Fighting Irish football program. (The Chicago Tribune)

Let's get physical. 
Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke says that he likes the physical play in spring practice this year. (The Detroit News)

Rising to the challenge.
Michigan starting quarterback Denard Robinson is taking the cues Hoke gave him after last season to become more of a leader on the team. (ESPN)

Laying It On the Line.
Sam Zastrow looks at Wisconsin's offensive line for 2012. (Bucky's 5th Quarter)

The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday.
Nebraska's second season in the Big Ten is welcomed with what Mike Huguenin declares the be the toughest schedule in the conference. (Yahoo!Sports)

Social Darwinism item of the day. 
New Illinois head football coach Tim Beckham is treating successful players with steak and lasagna, while giving less-than-successful players porridge and beanie-weanies. There's probably an NCAA violation lying around here somewhere. (The Chicago Sun-Times)

Rage in the Cage.
Northwestern HC Pat Fitzgerald nabs the top spot on Adam Jacobi's list of Big Ten coaches by
 "cage fighting ability." Michigan St. HC Mark Dantonio ranks at the bottom. (Bleacher Report)

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