Monday, July 9, 2012

Big Tentacles: Storm Klein case fallout, Bo Pelini, 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.) 

Welcome to the Fallout. (Hey, where have I heard that before?)
Chris Lauderback looks at depth chart at linebacker in the wake of Storm Klein's arrest and dismissal from the team. (Eleven Warriors)

Law and Order?
B.J. Bethel asks if Ohio St. head football coach Urban Meyer should have waited for Klein's case to be handled in the court system before kicking Klein off the team. (The Springfield News-Sun)

And now, It's Miller Time.
Ian Cuevas profiles Ohio St. quarterback Braxton Miller, and the progress he's made during the offseason. (Land Grant Holy Land)

The elephant in the room.
More news on Penn State and the Freeh report. (The Patriot-News)

Hot Seat? What Hot Seat?
Steven M. Sipple claims that Nebraska  HC Bo Pelini's job security might come down to the ability to maintain sellout crowds at Memorial Stadium. (The Lincoln Journal-Star)

Know Style.
Nebraska's success in 2012 may come down to how the defense can handle the varying playing styles of opposing QB's. Because Sam McKewon said so. (The Omaha World-Herald)

Iowa player profile of the day.
Marc Morehouse profiles Iowa defensive tackle Darian Cooper. (The Cedar Rapids Gazette)

Give me love. Give me hope. Give me strength. Give me someone to live for.
Patrick Vint looks at Iowa's strength at wide receiver. (Black Heart Gold Pants)

In Your Honor. 
Former Michigan State coaches Clarance Munn and Duffy Daugherty will be inducted posthumously into the school's Ring of Fame in Spartan Stadium. (

Northwestern player profile of the day.
Rodger Sherman profiles Northwestern LB Will Studlien. (Sippin' on Purple)

More, More, More. 
Rodger Sherman profiles Northwestern LB Drew Smith. (Sippin' on Purple)

There's a possibility, but no chance.
A pessimistic preview of Purdue's 2012 season sees the Boilermakers going 5-7. (Boiled Sports)

Where's De Boof?
Hammer and Rails profiles Purdue offensive tackle Jack De Boof. (Hammer and Rails)

Thank you, Sir. Can I have another?
Hammer and Rails profiles Purdue defensive tackle Brandon Taylor. (Hammer and Rails)


Minnesota recruiting news.
Minnesota high school rising senior Chris Wipson commits to Minnesota's 2013 recruiting class. (The Daily Gopher)

Nebraska recruiting news.
California HSRS QB Johnny Stanton commits to Nebraska's 2013 recruiting class. (The Lincoln Journal-Star)