Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Big Tentacles: Urban Meyer, Braxton Miller, Mark Danrtonio, and more.

Big Tentacles - What's the Big Ten doing tonight? The same thing it does every night - it tries to take over the world!

Urban planning.
Kyle Rowland looks at how Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer is trying to prepare players for life after football. This includes holding a job fair for Buckeye student athletes with representatives from companies such as ESPN and Walmart. (Eleven Warriors)

Representing the Mambo.
Ohio State will send quarterback Braxton Miller, cornerback Bradley Moby, and offensive lineman Jack Mewhort to represent the team at Big Ten Media Days. (Land Grant Holy Land)

(Let's pretend I made the obvious "The Butler did it" joke here and move on).  
Chris Holloway profiles Ohio State running back Devonte Butler. (Buckeye Empire)

Zach attack!
Chris Mulligan profiles Ohio St. wide receivers coach Zach Smith. (Buckeye Empire)

What can Brown do for you?
Mike Combs profiles Ohio St. WR and Philadelphia  Corey "Philly" Brown. This as opposed to Corey "Pitt" Brown, a Pittsburgh native who is also an Ohio St. Buckeye. No, I'm not making this up.  (Buckeye Empire)
Coaching couch.
Off Tackle Empire continues its Penn State week by taking a look at the coaching staff of Nittany Lion head football coach Bill O'Brien.

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling.
Penn State and Central Florida have reportedly agreed to play a game in Ireland for the 2014 season. (CBS Sports)

Representing the Mambo, part deux. 
Michigan will send offensive tackle Taylor Lewan, QB Devin Gardner, and safety Thomas Gordon to Big Ten Media Days. (

Representing the Mambo, part three.
Nebraska will send  QB Taylor Martinez, cornerback Ciante Evans and receiver Quincy Enunwa to Big Ten Media Days. (The Lincoln Journal Star)

I've been looking for freedom.
Sam McKewon profiles Nebraska tight end Freedom Akinmoladun. (The Omaha World-Herald)

You Don't Have To Be a Star (To Be In My Show).
Michigan State HC Mark Dantonio isn't a fan of  star ratings used for evaluating recruits. (

My kind of town.
Northwestern starts an aggressive marketing campaign centered on Chicago. (Lake the Posts)

Northwestern player profile of the day. 
Rodger Sherman profiles Northwestern long snapper Chris Fitzpatrick, whose name is apparently a very bad anagram for something I'm not gonna print here. (Sippin' on Purple)

Thank you, sir. May I have another?
Rodger Sherman profiles Northwestern offensive lineman Geoff Mogus. (Sippin' on Purple)

Do you smell what Fritz Rock is cooking?
A Lion Eye profiles Illinois wide receiver Fritz Rock. It's like someone polymorphed Pat Fitzgerald and Dwayne Johnson. 

Down on the Cornerback.
Partick Vint looks at Iowa's depth at cornerback (Black Heart Gold Pants)

Long Snapper's Journey Into Night. 
Hammer and Rails profiles Purdue long snapper John Bendar. 


Fighting Illini recruiting news. 
Illinois high school rising senior athlete Julian Hylton commits to Illinois' 2013 recruiting class. (The Champaign Room)


Moral dilemma of the day.
Some Ohio State fans have a hard time getting over the fact that EA Sports NCAA Football 2014 has former Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson on the cover. Are they afraid that Urban Meyer is going to find out and strip then naked or something? (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)

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