Monday, August 20, 2012

Big Tentacles: Danny O'Brien, Kyle Prater, Urban Meyer, 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.) 

Least shocking news of the day.
Wisconsin quarterback Danny O'Brien, who transferred to the school from Maryland during the offseason, has been named the Badgers' starting QB. (ESPN)

Cool for 'Cats.
Northwestern wide receiver Kyle Prater and defensive end Dean Lowry were among the players Saturday who stood out in a Saturday scrimmage. (The Chicago Tribune)

O Captains, My Captains.
Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer names five seniors as the captains for the Buckeyes' 2012 team.  (The Columbus Dispatch)

The Solid Vrabel.
Doug Lesmerises profiles Ohio St. defensive line coach Mike Vrabel. (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)

Changing sides. 
Ex-Ohio State defensive end Kenny Hayes is reportedly transferring to Michigan State. (mLive.com)

Meet the Spartans. 

Coaches Hot Seat previews Michigan State's 2012 season.

If you smell what the backup iscooking. 
Joe Rexrode profiles Mich. St. backup QB Connor Cook. (The Detroit Free Press)

Down on the Cornerback.
Mark Snyder profiles Michigan cornerback J.T. Floyd. (The Detroit Free Press)

Donnovonn's Brain (not to mention the rest of him).
A Lion Eye profiles Illinois running back Donovonn Young.

Cruising under your radar. 
Iowa RB Damon Bullock could be a standout player for the Hawkeyes in 2012. If AIRBHG doesn't get him first. (The Cedar Rapids Gazette)