Friday, June 22, 2012

Big Tentacles: Urban Meyer vs. Mike Bianchi, recruiting, Michigan Stadium renovations, 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.)

Chad Peltier takes an in-depth look at the psychology behind Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer's handling of the punishment of Buckeye players Jake Stoneburner and  Jack Mewhort. (Eleven Warriors)

But wait, there's more.
Mike Bianchi has a few things to say about Meyer and the Stoneburner-Mewhort incident as well. (The Orlando Sentinel)

Mike Bianchi is an "old, prattling relic."
Because D.J. Byrnes said so. (Land Grant Holy Land)

The Mitchell Report.
Missouri high school rising senior Derrick Mitchell Jr. commits to Iowa's 2013 recruiting class. (The Quad City Times)

If I die before I wake, feed Jake. 
Marc Morehouse profiles Iowa backup QB Jake Rudock. (The Cedar Rapids Gazette)

Michigan recruiting news.
North Carolina HS rising senior cornerback Channing Stribling commits to Michigan's 2013 recruiting class. (The Detroit Free Press)

A Few Small Repairs.
Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon talks about plans for renovations to Michigan Stadium, including a fresh coat of paint and some new scoreboards. (

Sparty invades Ohio. 
Michigan State is looking to recruit more in Ohio. (The Detroit Free Press)

Get Me to the Greek.
Off Tackle Empire's "Michigan State Potluck" naturally goes Greek with dishes like "Greek Potatoes with Lemon Vinaigrette," and "Rolled Honey and Lemon Three-Nut Baklava." (Off Tackle Empire)

Rejected Big Ten Network programming.
Because a)ESPN can't hire every ex-Big Ten HC, and Black Heart Gold Pants doesn't hold exclusive right to Big Ten satire. (Maize n Brew)

Best defense.
Phillip Rossman-Reich looks at Northwestern's 2012 defense. (Lake the Posts)

Double your pleasure, double your fun. 
Roger Sherman profiles Northwestern offensive tackles Eric Olson and Kenton Playko. (Sippin' on Purple)

Purdue recruiting news.
California JUCO linebacker Ruben Ibarra transfers to Purdue. (Hammer and Rails)

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