Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Big Tentacles: Urban Meyer on academics, Big Ten recruiting, 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.)

Urban renewal. 
Tim May looks at first-year Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer's increased focus on the academic performance of Buckeye players. (The Columbus Dispatch via The Akron Beacon Journal)

Curtis Grant profile. 
Jim Naveau profiles Ohio St. linebacker Curtis Grant, who is expected to be a breakout performer for the Buckeyes in 2012. (The Lima News)

Ohio State will suck in 2012. 
Because Johnny Ginter said so. He may be only be partially joking here. (Eleven Warriors)

Back in Black.
Maize n Brew profiles Michigan defensive tackle Jibreel Black. (Maize n Brew)

Michigan State. recruiting news.
Pennsylvania high school rising senior wide receiver Jay Harris commits to Michigan State's 2013 recruiting class. (mLive.com)

Thank you, Sir. Can I have another?
Ohio HS rising senior WR Trey Kilgore commits to Michigan State's 2013 recruiting class. (mLive.com)

From a Husky to an Illini. 
Former Northern Illinois defensive back/kick returner Tommy Davis is transferring to Illinois. He's the cousin of former NFL player Peerless Price. (The Chicago Tribune)

Quiero eleison. 
New Jersey HS rising senior safety Kyle Queiro commits to Northwestern's 2013 recruiting class. (Lake the Posts)

Life of Brian.
Rodger Sherman profiles Northwestern offensive guard Brian Mulroe. (Sippin' on Purple)

Ready to Start.
Iowa fullback Brad Rogers expresses his happiness with the start of Iowa's summer conditioning program. He was unable to participate in the program in 2011 due to medical issues. (The Quad City Times)

Pumped Up Kicks. 
Marc Morehouse profiles Iowa kicker Mike Meyer. (The Cedar Rapids Gazette)

The Safety Dance. 
Patrick Vint looks at the Iowa depth chart at safety. (Black Heart Gold Pants)

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