Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Big Tentacles: Danny O'Brien, Pat Fitzgerald, Brady Hoke, and more.

Big Tentacles - The Big Ten and it's influence over college football.  



It's the Hard Knock Life.
Andrew Roslin looks why former Wisconsin quarterback Danny O'Brien, who left the  Badgers football program on Monday, didn't quite work out the way O'Brien planned when he transferred form Maryland. (Bucky's 5th Quarter)

Fitz like a glove. 
Adam Kramer profiles Northwestern head football coach Pat Fitzgerald. (Bleacher Report. Note: article is slideshow free.)

On a related front...
Jeff Beck explains why the Wildcats are "Not Your Grandfather's Northwestern. (Eleven Warriors)

Northwestern player profile of the day. 
Rodger Sherman profiles Northwestern wide receiver Andrew Scanlan. (Sippin' on Purple)

Going to California with an aching in my heart (and coming back aching all over). 
Michigan HC Brady Hoke discusses the Wolverine seniors recent leadership trip to California, which included a training session with the US Navy SEALs. (The Detroit Free Press)

Lucas With the Lid Off. 
A Lion Eye profiles Illinois wide receiver Tim Lucas.

Thank you, sir. May I have another?
A Lion Eye profiles Illinois safety James Crawford.

Purdue You Love Me?
Travis Miller profiles Purdue WR B.J. Knauf. (Hammer and Rails)

Sinz of the Father.
Travis Miller profiles Purdue tight end Justin Sinz. (Hammer and Rails)

The student body's got a bad reputation.
Chris Vannini looks at issues surrounding spotty turnout in Michigan State's student section. (The Only Colors)


Recruiting


Endicott 's what you call a real man.
Wisconsin adds California kicker Andrew Endicott to its 2013 recruiting class as a walk-on. (Bucky's 5th Quarter)

My Dinner With De'Andre. 
Nick Polak interviews Penn State class of 2014 WR commit De'Andre Thompkins. (Black Shoe Diaries)

Insanity


Black and Gold Clad Men.
Black Heart Gold Pants crosses Iowa with Mad Men. Hilarity ensues.


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