Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Big Tentacles: Bill O'Brien, Brady Hoke, Urban Meyer, and more.

Big Tentacles - The Big Ten and its influence on college football.

JoePa who?
Frank Fitzpatrick discusses how the legacy of the late Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno is quickly fading under the success of his successor, Bill O'Brien. Keep telling yourself that, Frank. (The Philadelphia Inquirer)

Reversal of Fortune?
Johnny Ginter looks at Michigan HC Brady Hoke's decent in 2012 from the catbird seat at the start of the season to possibly being on the Hot Seat at the end of the season. Blame that on the season opener loss to Alabama, the season ending loss to Ohio State, and the Outback Bowl loss to South Carolina. (Eleven Warriors)

I have to praise you like I should.
Michigan senior receiver Roy Roundtree salutes the Wolverines' counselor for athletes, Greg Harden. (The Detroit News)

Cubit? I loved that game as a kid!
Tom Fornelli profiles new Illinois offensive coordinator Bill Cubit. (The Champaign Room)

Least. Shocking. News. Ever. Of the day.
An Indiana-Purdue professor claims that football isn't valued enough at Illinois. (

The silence is deafening.
Patrick Vint comments of the silence from Iowa regarding the comings and goings on HC Kirk Ferentz's coaching staff. Because Ferentz obviously isn't. (Black Heart Gold Pants)

The only easy day was yesterday.
If you thought Iowa's 4-8 record was rough, just wait. The Hawkeyes face nine teams that went to bowl games in 2012, plus banhammered Ohio State, which went 12-0. (The Cedar Rapids Gazette)

There's a possibility, but no chance.
Eleven Warriors things Indiana can be the surprise team to watch in 2013.


Ohio State recruiting. 
Michigan state junior cornerback Damon Webb commits to Ohio State's 2014 recruiting class. (The Columbus Dispatch)


The Name Game.
The Detroit Free Press has some suggestions for possible new names for the B1G's Leaders and Legends divisions. Yes, Velveeta and Ro*Tel is one of the suggestions.

Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before. 
Eleven Warriors discovered Urban Meyer pimping for The Village Jeweler in a commercial from back in his Florida days. Funny, where have I seen that one before?