Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Big Tentacles: Urban Meyer, Akeem Spence, James Vandenberg, 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.)

Feels Like Home.
Urban Meyer finds similarities between Ohio State and his old stomping grounds of Florida. (ESPN)

Roll With the Changes. 
Iowa quarterback James Vandenberg is adjusting to new Hawkeye offensive coordinator Greg Davis' new playbook. (The Cedar Rapids Gazette)

How long, how long must we sing this song?
Corn Nation wonders how long the Big Ten can continue to fight to keep the traditional Rose Bowl rivarly with the Pac-12 in the wake of probable sweeping changes to the BCS. (Corn Nation)

Center of attention. 
Michigan OC Al Borges is pleased with the progress made in spring practice by Wolverine center Rickey Barnum, and his backup, Jack Miller. (The Detroit Free Press)

Under your radar, but not the NFL's.

Illinois defensive lineman Akeem Spence has been getting notice NFL talent evaluators since his freshman year. (ESPN)

The King of the Wildcats? 
Northwestern gets its second verbal commitment for 2013 in Illinois high school junior offensive lineman Blake King. (Lake the Posts)

Nike Pro Combat uniforms for Indiana?
No, just some BHGP insanity. Though a football helmet featuring Bobby Knight throwing a chair is so awesome. Red-and-white striped pants? Not so much. (Black Heart Gold Pants)

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