Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Big Tentacles: Brady Hoke vs. Brian Kelly, part deux. Plus Pat Fitzgerald on Kain Colter, bowl predictions, and more.

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

Come around to my way of thinking.
Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly changes his mind about whether Michigan-Notre Dame is a national rivalry rather than a regional one. Michigan HC Brady Hoke should probably thank Big Ten commisioner Jim Delany's secret coven of necromancers for Kelly's about face. (ESPN)

The Constant Gardner. 
Lee Barfknecht profiles Michigan starting quarterback Devin Gardner. (The Omaha World-Herald)

Green Thoughts.
Angelique S. Chengelis profiles Michigan tailback Derrick Green. (The Detroit News)

Kain able to play Saturday?
Northwestern HC Par Fitzgerald says that quarterback Kain Colter should be ready to play in this coming Saturday's home opener against Syracuse. Colter left the game against Cal with an apparent concussion. (The Chicago Tribune)

Wildcats vs. Otto. 
Lake the Posts previews Saturday's matchup between Northwestern and Syracuse.

I've seen the future, and it will be.
Mike Jones predicts an Alabama vs. Ohio State BCS title game. Jones also predicts Michigan to face off against Oregon in the 2014 Rose Bowl, a Nebraska vs South Carolina Capital One Bowl, and Northwestern vs. Georgia in the Outback Bowl. Illinois, Indianam and Purdue get to enjoy the Hollidays at home with banhammered Penn State. (Off Tackle Empire)

Michigan State HC Mark Dantonio tries to calm down the Spartan fanbase about the team's seemingly never-ending quarterback controversy. (

I'm special, so special. I've got to have some of your attention. Give it too me. 
Tim May looks at Ohio St; HC Urban Meyer's emphasis on special teams. (The Columbus Dispatch)

Dami Ayoola is an ex-Fighting Illini.
Illinois dismisses running back Dami Ayoola for the ever-vague "violation of team rules." (The Champaign Room)

Ahoy there! 
Off-Tackle Empire previews Navy @ Indiana.



Penn State injury report.
Penn State loses tight end Matt Lehman for season due to a left knee injury. (The Centre Daily News)

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