Thursday, April 26, 2012

Big Tentacles: Urban Meyer's recruiting prowess, Notre Dame, Michigan, and more.

(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big Ten, its sway over the college football landscape and that school in South Bend it not-so-secretly covets.)

Ain't no mountain high enough, ain't no valley low enough, ain't no river wide enough to keep me from you. 
Nothing will stop Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer from recruiting players outside the state of Ohio and the Big Ten's borders. (The Lantern)

That's when Gordon Gee takes a tug on upon the string that held the line of trees behind the house he lived in.
Luke Zimmerman profiles Ohio State E Gordon Gee in a manner less absurd than use of the above headline swiped from an R.E.M. song. (Off Tackle Empire)

The Rose Bowl is not impeding the move to a playoff system.
Because Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany aid so. (AP via The Sacramento Bee)

Give 'em the boot.
Nebraska running backs coach Ron Brown should be fired for anti-homosexual remarks he made in front of the Omaha City Council. Because Adam Jacobi said so. (The Bleacher Report)

The Downward Spiral. 
Notre Dame leads the list of  the "10 College Football Powerhouses that fell from glory." Nebraska and Michigan represent the Big Ten on the list. (Matador Sports)

From South Bend to South Florida. 
Former Notre Dame defensive end Aaron Lynch formally transfers to South Florida. (The Chicago Tribune)

In Your Honor.
The College Sports Information Directors of America will honor the late former Penn State HC Joe Paterno with its 2012 Dick Enberg Award. (ESPN)

We've Only Just Begun.
Iowa HC Kirk Ferentz says work on rebuilding the Hawkeyes' offense and defense wasn't finished with the end of spring practice. (The Quad City Times)

The Defenders.
MGoBlog looks at the Michigan defense for 2012. (MGoBlog)

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