Big Tentacles: The Big Ten and it's influence over college football.
The Crying Game.
Virginia high school senior running back Derrick Green's decision to commit to Michigan's 2013 recruiting class makes Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke cry. (Dr. Saturday)
NCAA sanctions? What NCAA sanctions?
The recruiting sanctions that the NCAA dropped on Ohio State don't seem to be hurting Buckeye head football coach Urban Meyer's ability to lure recruits to Columbus. (The Columbus Dispatch)
The King of Iowa?
Michigan HS senior defensive back Desmond King commits to Iowa's 2013 recruiting class. (The Quad City Times)
He's just not that into you.
Ohio HC senior safety Marcus McWilson decommits from Nebraska. (The Lincoln Journal Star)
Minnesota recruiting news.
California HS receiver Drew Wolitarsky commits to Minnesota. (The Daily Gopher)
In other news...
In my mind I'm going to Carolina.
Illinois defensive line coach Keith Gilmore is leaving to take the DL coaching job at North Carolina. (The Champaign Room)
A Few Small Repairs.
Iowa announces provisional changes to Kinnick Stadium's seating plan in 2014. Yes, Hawkeye fans, you'll probably be paying out more for home games. (The Cedar Rapids Gazette)
Aw Dad, we're having to go to the Outback Bowl again?
Big Ten athletic directors are discussing changes to the B1G's bowl tie-ins to cut down on what Ohio State AD Gene Smith calls "bowl fatigue." That's where fans get sick of going to the same bowls that's not in Pasadena year after year. (ESPN)
The blame game.
Dirk Chatelain says turnovers are the reason that's keeping Nebraska from being an elite football program. (The Lincoln World-Herald)
Is it August 31st yet?
Lake the Posts takes a look at Northwestern's 2013 schedule, and predicts a 9-3 record.
Battle of the banhammered?
Penn State and Central Florida will reportedly play a home-at-home series in 2013 & 2014. (Black Shoe Diaries)