Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Big Tentacles: Ohio State, Michigan, Iowa, and...Nick Saban?

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

Free at Last, free at last! 
Ohio State's year-long banhammering from the NCAA is officially over, and will be able to be bowl eligible this season. How'd getting off bowl ineligibility work out for USC, by the way? (Eleven Warriors)

There's a possibility, but no chance.
Doug Lesmerises thinks Ohio State could be able to end the SEC's winning streak in the BCS. Only if Georgia is the opponent in the BCS title game, since Buckeye head football coach has a history of manhandling the Dawgs. If the opponent is Alabama, then no. (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)

Money for nothing.
Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer receives an $150,000 bonus for ending the season at number 2 in the final AP poll of the 2012 college football season. (ESPN)

They want you! They want you! They want you as a new recruit!
Luke Zimmerman takes a look at Ohio St. recruiting. (Land-Grant Holy Land)

The Quotations of Chairman Saban.
Alabama head football coach Nick Saban discusses former employer Michigan State and the Spartans' chances for competing for a national title. (The Detroit Free Press)

The Best of You.
Tom Dienhart looks at the best moments from the Big Ten's 2012 bowl season. I can hear you chortling out there. Stop. (Big Ten Network)

Next Position Please. 
Miami (Fla.) offensive graduate assistant D.J. Hernandez announces of Twitter that he's taken an undisclosed position on the Iowa coaching staff. (The Cedar Rapids Gazette)

Wolverine Blues. 
Black Heart Gold Pants looks at how Michigan is beating Iowa on the recruiting trail when the two programs go after the same players.