Thursday, June 14, 2012

Big Tentacles: Brady Hoke, Andrew Maxwell, Kain Coltier, 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.) 

The Elephant in the Room.
I think we all know what I'm talking about. (ESPN)

Southfield in Motion. 
Michigan instructs campgoers at the Sound Mind Sound Body camp in Southfield, Mi. on "smart decision-making. (The Detroit News)

 The Seven Year itch.
Zach Travis explains how it felt to see Michigan defeat Ohio State last season after a seven-year losing streak. (Off Tackle Empire)

Michigan player profile of the day. 
Maize n Brew profiles Michigan linebacker Cam Gordon. (Maize n Brew)

Dinner and a football team.
Off Tackle Empire's "Michigan Potluck" combining Michigan football talk with appropriate dishes features "Blue Cheese Dip with Michigan Dried Tart Cherries," "Blue Potatoes au Gratin" (a Paula Deen recipe, no less), and "Michigan Apple Dumpling." There's a Tate Forcier joke somewhere around that last dish. (Off Tackle Empire)

The heir to the throne.
Michigan State offensive coordinator Dan Roushar says Spartan quarterback Andrew Maxwell has "no limitations" after recovering from a knee sprain in spring camp. (The Lansing State Journal)

The Unbearable Likeability of Being Kane Coltier.
Lake the Posts profiles Northwestern QB Kain Coltier. (Lake the Posts)

Penn State recruiting news.
New Jersey high school rising senior linebacker Brandon Bell commits to Penn State's 2013 recruiting class. (

Fear the Spears. 
Marc Morehouse profiles Iowa defensive end Melvin Spears. (The Cedar Rapids Gazette)

Zack Attack.
Hammer and Rails profiles Purdue wide receiver Zack Sigman. (Hammer and Rails)

Use Your Delusion.
Ohio St. quarterback Braxton Miller will win the 2012 Heisman Trophy. Because Chad Peltier said so. Considering Ohio St. is banhammered from post-season play in 2012, I'm sure Heisman voters aren't likely to vote for him. (Eleven Warriors)

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