Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Big Tentacles: Kirk Cousins, Urban Meyer, Josh Furman, and a college class on killing Bambi.

(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.)

Now that's a quarterback controversy! 
Former Michigan State quarterback and Kirk Cousins third round selection by the Washington Redskins is seen as quite possibly the most controversial pick in the 2012 NFL Draft; especially considering the 'Skins drafted Baylor QB Robert Griffin III as their first pick. (The Detroit Free Press)

New Day Rising.
Another article about the dawn of the Urban Meyer era at Ohio State. (The Detroit News)

Are Buckeye fans crazy or just nuts?
Ohio St. fans are ridiculed for painting their faces scarlet and gray like clowns, which leads to comparisons to John Wayne Gacy. Yeah, somebody went there. (Off Tackle Empire)

Back on the Chain Gang. 
Suspended Michigan safety Josh Furman has been reinstated after being found not guilty of charges of domestic violence assault and battery and illegal entry. (The Detroit Free Press)

On the run. 
Tom Shatel wonders what the transfer of former Nebraska running back Aaron Green means for the Cornhuskers' running game. (The Omaha World Herald)

Down on the Corner. 
Patrick Vint looks at Iowa's cornerback position.  (Black Heart Gold Pants)

I've got a little list, I've got a little list.
Dennis Dodd's list of "the best No. 5 teams 1998-2011" includes Wisconsin (2010), Ohio State (2003), and Iowa (2002). (CBS Sports)

One good list deserves another. 
Tom Dienhart presents his "All-Big Ten Spring Defensive Team." (Big Ten Network)

On the Road.
New Penn State HC Bill O'Brien heads off on his first spring tour of Nittany Lion fan bases. (AP via Yahoo! Sports)

She's touring the facilities and picking up slack.
Stefanie Loh takes a tour of the new Penn State weight room. (The Patriot-News)

Black Shoe Diaries looks at which Penn State players are trending upward after spring practice, and those who are on The Downward Spiral.  (Black Shoe Diaries)

Killing Bambi 101.
Penn St. offers a class in hunting for non-hunters, including those who are vegans or members of PeTA. (The AP via PennLive.com)


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