Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Big Tentacles: Urban Meyer pushes, Ondre Pipkins returns, Andrew Maxwell, 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.)

I want to push you around. 
Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer discusses pushing the Buckeyes to the extreme in his first fall camp in Columbus, saying that “We try to push them as hard as we can.” (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)

Welcome Back, Ondre.
Michigan defensive lineman Ondre Pipkins returned to practice on Monday after suffering a neck injury scare during Friday practice. (The Detroit News)

Don't mess with a Michigan Man. 
Zach Travis profiles Michigan defensive coordinator Greg Mattison. (Maize N Brew)

Norte Dame's Wood out for season. 
Notre Dame loses Lo Wood for the season after the cornerback suffers an Achilles tendon injury during Monday practice. (The Chicago Tribune)

Sparty aims for Pasadena. 
Stewart Mandel profiles a 2012 Michigan State team eager to make it to the Rose Bowl for the first time since 1988. (SI.com)

Difficult to Cure. 
Michigan State quarterback Andrew Maxwell discusses Bosie State's defense, which he says "is difficult because they don’t have really a set base." (mLive.com)

Matt McGloin profile. 
Carl Greene profiles Penn State QB Matt McGloin. (Black Shoe Diaries)

West of the Fields.
Phillip Rossman-Reich profiles Northwestern wide receiver Demetrius Fields. (Lake the Posts)

In other Northwestern WR profiles...
Rodger Sherman profiles Northwestern WR Cermak Bland. (Sippin' on Purple)

Foster the People.
A Lion Eye profiles Illinois defensive tackle Glenn Foster.

Back Home in Indiana...
The Crimson Quarry takes a look at Indiana's quarterback situation.

Recruiting


If you smell what Purdue is cooking. 
Texas high school senior offensive lineman Dwayne Johnson commits to Purdue's 2013 recruiting class. (Hammer and Rails)


Insanity


I need 50 dollar to make you holler. 
Mike Hlas claims that he can get the Iowa running back curse lifted if you just send him $50 dollars. There's a possibility, but no chance, Mike. (The Cedar Rapids Gazette)