Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Big Tentacles: Penn St., Urban Meyer, Kain Colter, 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 Times They Are A-Changin'.
Penn State will add players' names to the backs it its  2012 jerseys, along with a blue ribbon supporting child abuse victims. (The Centre Daily Times)

Leave me alone. I'm a family man.
First-year Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer says he will be balancing work and family life in Columbus. (ESPN)

Tag Team back again.
Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly  says that  quarterbacks Everett Golson and Andrew Hendrix may both see playing time when the Fighting Irish take on Navy in Dublin, Ireland. (The Chicago Tribune)

The Need for Speed.
Northwestern QB Kain Colter has been a little bit faster than his offensive line teammates during fall camp. (The Chicago Sun-Times)

Your defense is offensive. 
Meanwhile, the Northwestern defensive line is trying to make up for a disastrous 2011 season. (The Chicago Sun-Times)

Going, going to Chicago. Going to Chicago. Sorry but I can't take you.
Illinois will face Washington at Chicago's Soldier Field in 2013. (The Chicago Tribune)


The list you don't want to be on. Seriously, you don't want to be on this list. 
Former International Olympic Committee President and Illinois alumni Avery Brundage beats out the likes of Ohio St. alum Jeffery Dahmer and the Unibomber (Michigan) as the "Most Infamous" Big Ten alum. Apparently being a bigot and anti-Semite is worse than eating people or blowing people up. (Off Tackle Empire)