Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Big Tentacles: Bill O'Brien, Brady Hoke, Bo Pelini, 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.) 

 I Wouldn't Have Missed It for the World.
First-year Penn State head football coach Bill O'Brien says that he doesn't regret taking the job in the wake of the Sandusky scandal. (Dr. Saturday)

Be True to Your School. 
Penn State received the second highest amount of donations in the school's history in its 2011 fiscal year. This despite the Sandusky scandal. (SI.com)


Storm Klein will be reinstated by Ohio State.
Because Klein's lawyer said so. (CBS Sports)

Similar Features? 

David Regimbal compares the freshman seasons of former Ohio St. quarterback Terrelle Pryor with that of current Buckeye QB Braxton Miller He sees the two having similar stats despite Miller having less talent surrounding him than Pryor did. (Land Grant Holy Land)
Time for a change? 

Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke wants the NCAA to redefine its academic year to allow coaches to have access to players in the summer. (The Detroit Free Press)

Round and Roundtree.
Anthony Mammel profiles Michigan wide receiver Roy Roundtree. (Maize n Brew)

Hey Joe.
Mark Morehouse latest Iowa player profile features Hawkeye defensive end Joe Gaglione. (The Cedar Rapids Gazette)


Dawgs of War. 
Dennis Dodd profiles Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi and the "Spartan Dawg" defense. Well, if you beat Georgia in last season's Outback Bowl, I guess you can use that spelling. (CBS Sports)

Bo Pelini on the Hot Seat?
Probably not, but things could get mighty warm for the Nebraska HC if the Huskers underperform this season. (Corn Nation)

Northwestern player profile of the day.
Rodger Sherman profiles Northwestern offensive lineman Geoff Morgus. (Sippin' on Purple)



Recruiting



Getting an head start on 2014.
Indiana high school rising junior Justin Brent commits to Notre Dame's 2014 recruiting class. (The Chicago Tribune)