Big Tentacles - The Big Ten and its influence over college football.
On the outside looking in?
Michael Felder ponders the possibility of Ohio State going unbeaten of a second straight year without going to the BCS title game. (Bleacher Report)
On a related front...
Mike Jones projects Ohio State facing Oregon in the Rose Bowl, while Michigan State faces Auburn in the Sugar Bowl. (Off Tackle Empire)
Hero of the Day.
Zach Meisel profiles Ohio State linebacker Craig Cataline, who served in the Persian Gulf in 2009 and 2010 as a sailor in the U.S. Navy. (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)
Stand By Your Man.
Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon defends Wolverine head coach Brady Hoke in the wake of the team's fifth loss to Michigan State in six years. (The Detroit News)
You've Got a Friend in Me.
Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio also takes time to defend Hoke. (mLive.com)
Kellogg's Corn Pops.
Rich Kaipust profiles Nebraska quarterback Ron Kellogg. (The Omaha World-Herald)
Badgers vs. Cougars.
Zach Miller previews BYU vs. Wisconsin. (Bucky's Fifth Quarter)