Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Big Tentacles: Jake Ryan, Brady Hoke, bowl predictions, and more.

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

Ryan's Hope.
Mark Snyder profiles Michigan linebacker Jake Ryan, who returned to play in last Saturday's Wolverine loss to Penn State six months after ACL surgers. (The Detroit Free Press)

Hoke Floats.

Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke defends he and his staff's play calling during the quadruple-overtime loss to Penn State. (The Detroit News)

Bowled over.
Off Tackle Empire  continues to predict an Alabama-Ohio State BCS title game. OTE has Wisconsin and Oregon meeting in the Rose Bowl, replacing last week's projection of a Wisconsin-Stanford Rose Bowl.

Back to the grind.
Ohio State comes off an off week ready for Saturday's game against Iowa. (The Columbus Dispatch)

The blame game.
Mike Volpone declares Michigan's 2013 season to be ruined, and blames it on a lack of aggression. (60 Max Power 0)

A Change Will Do You Good.
Tom Mulhern profiles Wisconsin former quarterback-turned safety Tanner McEvoy. (The Wisconsin State Journal)

Where Do We Go From Here?
Rodger Sherman looks at the state of Northwestern football following back-to-back losses to Ohio St. and Wisconsin. (Sippin' on Purple)

The future is arranged.
Nebraska and Oregon agree to play a home-at-home series in 2016 and 2017. (ESPN)

Avoiding the rush.
Iowa is the only FBS team that hasn't allowed a rushing touchdown in 2013. (The Cedar Rapids Gazette)


Hawkeye recruiting news.
Michigan high school senior cornerback Jalen Embry commits to Iowa's 2014 recruiting class. (The Cedar Rapids Gazette)

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