Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Big Tentacles: Bri'onte Dunn, Urban Meyer, Taylor Martinez, 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.)

Dunn escapes drug charges.
Incoming Ohio State freshman Bri’onte Dunn will not be facing drug charges, even though he was allegedly caught with " a minute amount of marijuana" and a marijuana pipe during by the police. Dunn still faces disorderly conduct and seat belt violation charges.  (The Canton Repository)

Anger is an energy.
Urban Meyer wants Ohio State to be an "angry" team going in to 2012. Hey Urb, what's to be angry about? Oh yeah, bowl ban, losing to Michigan last season, players getting arrested right and left...(The Columbus Dispatch)

The only easy day was yesterday.
Big Ten champs Wisconsin won't find the road to its third Rose Bowl in a roll easy. And that's including the fact that fellow Leaders Division teams Penn State and Ohio State are ineligible for post-season play. (The Quad City Times)

Taylor Made.
Brian Bennett profiles Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez. (ESPN)

Mealer vs. Burzynski.
Michigan offensive lineman Elliott Mealer will be fighting walk-on Joey Burzynski for the Wolverines' left guard position. (The Detroit Free Press)

Saint Dominic's Preview. 
Iowa defensive lineman Dominic Alvis tells what the recovery process from a knee injury last season was like. (The Quad City Times)

All Along the Watchtower. 
Black Heart Gold Pants looks at what to watch on the Iowa offense as the Hawkeyes begin fall camp on Friday. 

Down on the cornerback. 
A Lion Eye profiles Illinois cornerback Jack Ramsey. 

Throwing stones. 
Off Tackle Empire blogger (and Nebraska fan) Jesse Collins mocks Ohio State and Michigan players recent troubles with the law. Live in glass houses much? Just sayin'.