Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Big Tentacles: Mark Dantonio, Bo Pelini, Joel Stave, and more.

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

I've seen the future and it will be.
Kevin Causey BCS projections have Michigan State facing Oregon in the Rose Bowl, and Ohio State facing Clemson in the Orange Bowl. Which basically means that Causey is predicting the Spartans will upset the Buckeyes in the Big Ten Championship Game. (The Crystal Ball Run)

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Attention. 
Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio discusses the extra attention from television that the Spartans are getting with their surprising success this season. (The Detroit Free Press)

Stand By Your Man.
Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini says redshirt freshman quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. will start against Penn State. This despite a three-turnover performance in the Cornhuskers' loss to Michigan State on Saturday. (AP/ESPN)

Back on the Chain Gang.
Meanwhile, Pelini finds himself back in the Coaches Hot Seat Rankings top ten at no. 9. Five Big Ten coaches find themselves on the list, including Indiana's Kevin Wilson(no. 8), Iowa's Kirk Ferentz (no. 14), Illinois' Tim Beckman (no. 16), and Purdue's Darrell Hazell (no. 17). Future Big Ten member Maryland's HC, Randy Edsall, is at no.15.

A Whiter Shade of Pale.
Ohio State announces plans to wear all-white uniforms in the regular season-ending game against Michigan. Well, all-white with red numbers, apparently.  (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)

Not so golden anniversary.
Mike Hlas looks back at the Notre Dame-Iowa game that was scheduled for Nov. 23, 1963, but was canceled due to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy the day before. (The Cedar Rapids Gazette)

Stave By Zero. 
Jeff Potrykus profiles Wisconsin starting QB Joel Stave. (The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Getting to Know You.
Bucky's 5th Quarter's Zach Miller takes a look at Wisconsin's Week 13 opponent Minnesota as the Badgers prepare for the battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe with the Golden Gophers.

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