Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Big Tentacles: Mark Dantonio, Bo Pelini, Brady Hoke, and more.

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

Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before.
Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio gives the mandatory focusing-on-Ohio State-and-not-the-BCS/bowls spiel. (The Detroit Free Press)

The $10,000 tirade.
The Big Ten fines Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini $10,000 for his tirade against a Big Ten official in last Friday's Cornhusker loss to Iowa. (ESPN)

Let's make the best of a situation. 
Off Tackle Empire tries to make sense over Nebraska's lackluster season and the news that  Pelini would remain in Lincoln at least another year.

The Road Not Taken.
Graham Filler ponders whether Michigan head coach Brady Hoke made the right decision in going for a possible game winning two-point conversion instead of a game-tying field goal in last Saturday's loss to Ohio State. Filler may want to consult Nick Saban about that one. (Off Tackle Empire)

The difficult we do immediately. The impossible takes a little longer. 
Purdue athletic director Morgan Burke discusses the football program's rebuilding process following a disastrous 1-11 season under first-year head coach Darrell Hazell. (The Indianapolis Star)

Kickstart My Heart.
Purdue punter Cody Webster named All-Big Ten Punter of the Year. (The Indianapolis Star)

And here's to you, Mister Robinson. 
Penn State wide receiver Allen Robinson is named Big Ten Richter-Howard Receiver of the Year for the second year in a row. (Black Shoe Diaries)

Hackenberg the Planet!
Penn State Christian Hackenberg named Big Ten Freshman of the Week. (Black Shoe Diaries)

Phoning it in.
Lake the Posts describes what it was like keeping track of the Northwestern-Illinois game on a cell phone at a wedding in Boston. Well, there's your problem!

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