Friday, August 16, 2013

Big Tentacles: A ton of cornerbacks, injuries, and...alligators?

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

Don't ask me why, but there's a lot of cornerback news today.

Down on the Cornerback.
IlliniBoard.Com profiles Illinois cornerback V'Angelo Bentley.

Down on the Cornerback, Part Deux. 
Illinois safety Caleb Day is moving from the safety position to cornerback. (The Champaign Room)

Down on the Cornerback, Part Tres. 
Brandon Fisher profiles Ohio State safety/cornerback Darron Lee. (Buckeye Empire)

Mr. Jones and me tell each other fairy tales. 
Rodger Sherman profiles Northwestern cornerback Daniel Jones. (Sippin' on Purple)
Iowa player profile of the day. 
Adam Rittenberg profiles Iowa defensive tackle Carl Davis. (ESPN)

Jack Attack!
Mike Griffith profiles Michigan State offensive tackle Jack Conklin. And no, I don't know of he's related to former Real World Brooklyn cast member and Iraq War vet Ryan Conklin.  (


Ohio State injury report.
Ohio State cornerback Adam Griffin underwent shoulder surgery Thursday morning, which will in all probably end his college football career. Griffin is the son of the only time Heisman Trophy winner and legendary Buckeye  Archie Griffin. (The Columbus Dispatch)

Illinois injury report.
Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhasse "tweaked" his ankle in practice on Wendsday. (The Chicago Tribune)


See you later, alligator.
Adam Jacobi explains why alligators shouldn't play football. Expect a rebuttal from Florida alum Spencer Hall sometime today, with a good chance that this painting turns up over at Every Day Should Be Saturday

(Black Heart Gold Pants. Well, where did you think this came from?)

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