Thursday, July 19, 2012

Big Tentacles: Penn State, 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.
Former Georgetown head men's basketball coach John Thompson talks about Joe Paterno. (CBS Sports)

Paterno's statue should stay put.
Because Jeff Seidel said so. (The Detroit Free Press)

Clearing the air. 
Eric Thomas asks for sanity in the Penn St. mess. (Black Shoe Diaries)

Meanwhile, back in reality...


Power grab?
The Big Ten is looking into giving commissioner Jim Delany the power to fire coaches at member schools. Guess what this is a reaction to. (The Chronicle of Higher Education)

Hawkeye fought The Law, and The Law won. 
Incoming Iowa freshman running back Greg Garmon plead guilty for possession of drug paraphernalia in Erie, Pa. His was fined $309 dollars. (The Quad City Times)

The Morris the merrier. 
Marc Morehouse profiles Iowa middle linebacker James Morris. (The Cedar Rapids Gazette)

Zach Attack!
A Lion Eye profiles Illinois RB Zach Becker. (A Lion Eye)

Collin all in transit.  
Rodger Sherman profiles Northwestern LB Collin Ellis. (Sippin' on Purple)

Recruiting


Buckeye recruiting news. 
Maryland high school rising senior wide recriver Tavion Jacobs commits to Ohio State's 2013 recruiting class. (Land Grant Holy Land)

Double your pleasure, double your fun.
Northwestern adds two outside LB's to its 2013 recruiting class in Florida HSRS Anthony Walker Jr., and California HSRS Brett Walsh. (Lake the Posts)

Insanity


Surprise! Another Zach Attack!
2007 Masters champion Zach Johnson meets up with Iowa HC Kirk Ferentz. The fact it's being mentioned here should give you enough of a clue who came up with this. (Black Heart Gold Pants)