Thursday, June 21, 2012

Big Tentacles: Brady Hoke as an NFL coach, Urban Meyer as a failure, and other nightmare scenarios.

(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.)

Brady Hoke could be a future NFL head football coach.
Because Brock Huard said so. Enjoy your head football coach while you can, Michigan fans.  (The Detroit News)

Catching up with Lloyd Carr. 

Former Michigan head football coach Lloyd Carr talks about the future of college football's postseason, and how he wants the tradition of the Big Ten-Pac-12 Rose Bowl matchup preserved. (The Detroit Free Press)

Mixed signals?
College Football News declares Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson a "mediocre passer," but still names him as its first team All-American QB. (

Roh, Roh, Roh your boat...
Maize n Brew profiles Michigan defensive end Craig Roh. (Maize n  Brew)

Welcome to My Nightmare. 
DJ Byrnes thinks about the unthinkable possibility that Urban Meyer could be a bust as Ohio State head football coach. (Land Grant Holy Land)

 The curse of Terry Bowden?
Jeff Beck (no, not that Jeff Beck!) looks at the possibility of Ohio State going undefeated in its banhammered 2012 season like Auburn did way beck in 1993. (Eleven Warriors)

Pumped Up Kicks. 

Florida high school rising senior punter Johnny Townsend commits to Ohio State's 2013 recruiting class. (The Orlando Sentinel)

Meet the Spartans. 
Off Tackle Empire profiles Michigan State Mark Dantonio head football coach and his coaching staff. (Off Tackle Empire)

Michigan St. recruiting news. 
Ohio HS rising senior cornerback Darian Hicks commits to Michigan State's 2013 recruiting class. (

Iowa player profile of the day.
Marc Morehouse profiles Iowa running back Barkley Hill. (The Cedar Rapids Gazette)

Thank you, Sir. Can I have another?
Marc Morehouse profiles Iowa defensive tackle Carl Davis. (The Cedar Rapids Gazette)

Minnesota recruiting news. 
Texas HS rising senior offensive tackle Alex Mayes commits to Minnesota's 2013 recruiting class. (ESPN)

Northwestern recruiting news.
Pennsylvania HS defensive tackle Eric Joraske commits to Northwestern's 2013 recruiting class. (Lake the Posts)

Northwestern player profile of the day. 
Roger Sherman profiles Northwestern offensive tackle Paul Jorgensen. And no, I have no clue what the deal is with the pictures accompanying these Wildcat profiles, either. (Sippin' on Purple)

One Snapp up.
Hammer and Rails profiles Purdue offensive guard Connor Snapp. (Hammer and Rails)

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