Thursday, September 19, 2013

Big Tentacles: Bo Pelini, Kenny Guiton, Pat Fitzgerald, and more.

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

Stand By Your Man.
Nebraska chancellor Harvey Pearlman and athletic director Shawn Eichorst issue a statement supporting embattled Cornhusker head football coach Bo Pelini. (ESPN)

It Wasn't Me.
The anonymous "tipster" that provided Deadspin the audio of Bo Pelini's f-bomb blitz of Nebraska fans denies that he's former Nebraska AD and coaching legend Tom Osbourne. (Deadspin)

Bigger Than My Body.
Corn Nation reminds Cornhusker fans that Nebraska football is bigger than Bo Pelini, and that they shouldn't show their displeasure over the Pelini f-bomb blitz by boycotting games.

Meanwhile, back in reality...

Quarterback Controversy? What Quarterback Controversy?
Ohio State tries to find more uses for backup quarterback Kenny Guiton after a worthy performance last week against Cal as filling in for regular starting QB Braxton Miller.  (ESPN)

Trap game? What trap game?
Jeffrey Schell looks ahead to Northwestern's Oct. 5 showdown against Ohio St. in unshockingly unoriginal Star Wars "Evil Empire" compressions, while ignoring Maine, the Wildcats' opponent this weekend. Insert unshockingly unoriginal Admiral Ackbar warnings here. (Lake the Posts

Enter Sandman.
Steven Braid looks at Northwestern head football coach Pat Fitzgerald' focus on his players' sleeping habits, including his "instituting" of team naps. There's a Neil Gaiman joke around here somewhere, but I seem to have replaced it.  (The New York Times)

Broncos vs. Hawkeyes.
Adam Jacobi previews Western Michigan vs. Iowa. WMU lost to Northwestern 38-17 last week. (Black Heart Gold Pants)

Third quarter-life crisis?
Tom Fornelli looks at Illinois' third quarter struggles. (The Champaign Room)

The Road I'm On.
Bill Connelly takes a road trip through the Big Ten. (SB*Nation)

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