Thursday, December 13, 2012

Big Tentacles: Barry Alvarez, Greg Garmon, J.T. Floyd, and more.

Big Tentacles - The Big Ten and the power it covets over college football.

In Barry We Trust?
Louis Bien tries to calm the fears of Wisconsin fans concerning the search in Madison for Bret Bielema's replacement as the Badgers' head football coach, and tells them to put their faith in athletic director Barry Alvarez. (Bucky's 5th Quarter)

Gone Daddy Gone.
Iowa running back Greg Garmon is transferring out of the Hawkeye football program. (Black Heart Gold Pants)

How the Terrapins got into the Tentacles.
The Washington Post gives a behind-the-scenes look at Maryland's defection to the Big Ten from the ACC.

A Sort of Homecoming. 
Mark Snyder profiles Michigan cornerback J.T. Floyd, who is a South Carolina native. The Wolverines are facing the South Carolina Gamecocks in the 2013 Outback Bowl. (The Detroit Free Press)

Born Under a Bad Sign?
Michigan and Michigan State are named as two of this year's "top three unluckiest football programs in the country." The other, by the way is Oklahoma State. (The Detroit Free Press)

Road Trip!
Notre Dame and Navy will face each other on neutral-site FedEx Field during the 2014 college football season. (The Chicago Tribune)