Friday, July 13, 2012

Big Tentacles: Kirk Ferentz has an iPad, Brady Hoke, 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.) 

The Elephant in the room.
Penn State should be more afraid of the Dept. of Education banhammer than the NCAA's. (Dr. Saturday)

Hoke and Glory.
Mark Snyder talks to Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke about Penn St., the upcoming 2012 season, and the HC from "Ohio," Urban Meyer. (The Detroit Free Press)

Head-exploding news of the day. 
Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz had reportedly begun using an iPad. Coming soon: cats and dogs living together. (Fight for Iowa)

Iowa player profile of the day.
Marc Morehouse profiles Iowa wide receiver  Kevonte Martin-Manley. (The Cedar Rapids Gazette)

Northwestern player profile of the day.
Rodger Sherman profiles Northwestern linebacker Timmy Vernon. (Sippin' on Purple)


Close to Home.
Iowa high school rising senior tight end Jon Wisnieski commits to the 2013 class of...where else? Iowa. (The Quad City Times)

Northwestern recruiting news.
Illinois HSRS wide receiver Matt Harris commits to Northwestern's 2013 recruiting class. (The Chicago Tribune)

Thank you, Sir. Can I have another?
Texas HSRS halfback Jayme Taylor commits to Northwestern's 2013 recruiting class. (Lake the Posts)


It's Five O'clock Somewhere.
Eric Schieve presents "Bourbon Meyer & The Coaches Of The Big Ten In Cocktail Form." Which doesn't surprise me one bit coming from a Big Ten school blog. (Land Grant Holy Land)