Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Big Tentacles: Urban Meyer, Michigan, 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 that's still in the room.
The  Middle States Commission on Higher Education sends Penn State that its accreditation is "in jeopardy." That would be a bigger problem than any banhammering the NCAA could hand out. (The Chicago Tribune)

What's mine is mine, what's yours is mine. 
David Sokol looks back at first-year Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer's recruiting success. (Eleven Warriors)

I've seen the future, and it will be. 
Throw the Flag predicts Wisconsin and Michigan will face each other in the 2012 Big Ten championship game. 

Sophomore jinx? What sophomore jinx.
Michigan linebacker Jake Ryan has high expectations that his sophomore year can be better than his freshman season in 2012. (The Detroit Free Press)

So important to me. 
Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan is "Michigan football's most important player." Because CBS Sports said so. (The Detroit Free Press)

Salem's Lot.
Rodger Sherman profiles Northwestern quarterback Christian Salem. (Sippin' on Purple)

The Life of Ryan.
A Lion Eye profiles Illinois linebacker Ryan Lankford.

There's a possibility, but no chance.
Don't look for a lot of Michigan State freshmen to see playing time in 2012. (


The Chase is on.
Indiana high school senior defensive back Chase Dutra commits to Indiana's 2013 recruiting class. (The Indianapolis Star)


Meme your own business.
Patrick Vint calls on the Black Heart Gold Pants nation to bring forth their memes for Iowa quarterback James Vandenberg. You can guess what happens.