Monday, May 21, 2012

Big Tentacles: Brady Hoke, Urban Meyer, Iowa recruitting news, 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.)

Pride (In the Name of Love).
Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke has won over former members of the Wolverine football such as Jamar Adams and John Navarre, who are impressed on Hoke's success during his first year in Ann Arbor. (The Detroit Free Press)

The Long, Hot Summer.
Ohio State HC Urban Meyer says that Buckeye players need to work on issues of discipline leadership during the summer. (The Columbus Dispatch)

From the "So what else is new?" dept.
Steve Greenberg speculates on the possibility of Notre Dame being a potential target for expansion for the Big 12. You get a feeling that Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany might have a little something to say about that. (The Sporting News)

You Can't Always Get What You Want. 
Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez wanted to bolster the Badgers out-of-conference schedule by adding as series with Notre Dame, but things couldn't get worked out. (Bucky's 5th Quarter)

Help, I'm slippin' into the Twilight Zone.
Penn State quarterback Rob Bolden's continued status as a member of the Nittany Lions football program is in doubt as he is reportedly not attending summer classes in Happy Valley. Bolden's attempts to transfer last year were prevented by then-Penn St. HC Joe Paterno. (The Centre Daily Times)

Be afraid. Be very afraid. 
It's Iowa week over at Off Tackle Empire. Expect fellow SB*Nation blog Black Heart Gold Pants to rub off on OTE at least once this week. (Off Tackle Empire)

Iowa does the Texas two-step.
Texas high school junior quarterback Nic Shimonek commits to Iowa's 2013 recruiting class. (The Cedar Rapids Gazette)

Building a mystery. 
Lake the Posts has a progress report on proposed improvements to Northwestern's athletic facilities, including a new practice facility for the football program. (Lake the Posts)

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