Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Big Tentacles: Bret Bielema, Manti Te'o, Darrell Hazell, and more.

Big Tentacles

Most shocking news of the day.
Bret Bielema leaves Wisconsin for Arkansas. (The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)

Is this a good thing or a bad thing?
Ted Glover ponders what it means for the Big Ten that Bielema defects from the conference's Rose Bowl representative for an SEC school still recovering from Petrinopalooza. (Off Tackle Empire)

Least. Shocking. News. Ever. Of the day.
Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, and Kansas State QB Collin Klein are the three finalists for the 2012 Heisman Trophy. (ESPN)

In other coaching news...
Purdue hires Darrell Hazell as its new HC. (Hammer and Rails)

Bloomin' Onions > Roses?
Andrew Coppens ranks The Outback Bowl matchup between Michigan and South Carolina as the top Big Ten bowl game. The Wisconsin vs. Stanford Rosc Bowl comes in at second. And this was before the news of Bielema leaving. (Delany's Dozen)

Don't Worry, Be Happy.
Iowa HC Kirk Ferentz is optimistic that the Hawkeyes can bounce back from a disastrous 4-8 2012 season. As for Mike Hlas...well, not so much. (The Cedar Rapids Gazette)

Stephen Hopkins is an ex-Wolverine.
Michigan fullback Stephen Hawkins has left the team. (The Detroit Free Press)