Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Big Tentacles: Defending Jim Delany, Iowa, Brian Griese, 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.)

Sympathy for the Devil.
Patrick Vint defends Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany's move to preserve the Big Ten-Pac-12 Rose Bowl rivalry in a possible future college football playoff system at the expense of on-campus playoff games. The evidence in Vint's argurment? The SEC-Big 12 Champions Bowl. (Black Heart Gold Pants)

The Leader of the Pack.
Iowa week at Off Tackle Empire continues with a look at Hawkeye head football coach Kirk Ferentz and his coaching staff. (Off Tackle Empire)

Strange days indeed. 
Mile Hlas describes the just-released 2014 Iowa football schedule, featuring two bye weeks in the four week period between Sept. 27-Oct. 18 as possibly being "it's weirdest ever." Considering this the the school that inspires Black Heart Gold Pants, that's saying a lot. (The Cedar Rapids Gazette)

Hard Knox.
Illinois names Tim Knox as the school's new director of football operations. Knox held the same position at Western Michigan for eleven seasons. (The Chicago Tribune)

Judgement Day.
Nebraska defensive end Eric Martin has been ordered by a Lancaster County court to pay a $50 fine after he pled guilty to a charge of careless driving. (The Omaha World Herald)

After the Gold Rush. 
Former Michigan quarterback and current ESPN analyst Brian Griese and other former Wolverine players discuss they transition they had to make after their playing days were over. (The Detroit News)

Come On To the Future. 
Lake the Posts looks ahead to its third game of the 2012 season against Boston College. (Lake the Posts)

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