Monday, July 16, 2012

Big Tentacles: Urban Meyer's recruitting, Bo Pelini on the Hot Seat, 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 voluntarily suspend playing football for a year. Because Jon Solomon said so. (The Birmingham News)

The Meyer Way.
First-year Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer is recruiting more outside the borders of the Buckeye State than former Ohio St. HC Jim Tressel, who did most of recruiting in-state. (The Springfield News-Sun)

Meyer vs. Tressel.
Ian Cuevas compares Meyer and Jim Tressel to see what Ohio State fans can expect to be different under the new regime. (Land Grant Holy Land)

Hot in Here? 
Talk of Nebraska HC Bo Pelini being on the Hot Seat in 2012 continues to simmer. (Corn Nation)

Iowa's receivers need to "step up."
Because Iowa wide receiver Keenan Davis said so. (The Quad City Times)

Alvis is Everywhere. 
Marc Morehouse profiles Iowa defensive end Dominic Alvis. (The Cedar Rapids Gazette)

The only easy day was yesterday.
Fight for Iowa asks if in-state recruiting is getting harder for Iowa as it competes with Iowa State and other out-of-state schools. (Fight for Iowa)

"Michigan State Football Isn't Going Away."
Because Chris Vannini said so. (The Detroit Free Press)

Northwestern player profile I.
Rodger Sherman profiles Northwestern punter Brandon Williams. (Sippin' on Purple)

Northwestern player profile II.
Rodger Sherman profiles Northwestern linebacker Roderick Goodlow. (Sippin' on Purple)

Hoosiers on turf. 
The Crimson Quarry looks at Indiana's 2012 season opener against Indiana State. (The Crimson Quarry)