Thursday, February 6, 2014

Big Tentacles: Urban Meyer, National Signing Day, ugly unis, and...Kentucky?

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

Wait a minute...

Urban planning. 
Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer will be taking a more hands on approach when it comes to the Buckeye defense in 2014. (

Illinois class of 2014. 
Jack Cassidy runs down Illinois 2014 signing class. (The Champaign Room)

Quarterback controversy? What quarterback controversy?
Marc Morehouse reports on the competition for the Iowa starting quarterback job between Jake Ruddock and C.J. Beathard. (The Cedar Rapids Gazette)

Invaders from Another Conference. 
Eleven Warriors looks at Kentucky's success at recruiting the Big Ten region for its 2014 signing class. If Kentucky was an actual B1G program, it would have had the third best recruiting class in the conference this year. 

Terra Nova.
Dirk Chatelain looks how Maryland and Rutgers' upcoming entrance into the Big Ten has helped Big Ten coaches with recruiting in Maryland and New Jersey. (The Omaha World-Herald)

Making the Grade.
Brian Towle gives Nebraska's 2014 signing class a "B to B-." (Corn Nation)

Wisconsin 2014 signing class.
Andrew Rosin looks at how Wisconsin fared on National Signing Day. (Bucky's 5th Quarter)

Northwestern 2014 signing class.
Lake the Posts looks at Northwestern's 2014 recruiting class. 

A Study in Scarlet.
Kevin Reico looks at Rutgers' 2014 recruiting class. (On the Banks)

Goodbye says it all.
Wisconsin running backs coach Thomas Hammock is leaving to become the RB coach of the Baltimore Ravens. (Pro Football Talk)


The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly. 
Jesse Collins takes a look at the biggest Big Ten uniform disasters over the past few seasons. He included Maryland and Rutgers, even though they don't join the B1G until July. It might have been a bad idea, since Maryland's state flag-inspired unis are hands down the fugliest things seen on a football field in recent memory. (Off Tackle Empire)

Body language, Bo Pelini style. 
Self-explanatory, isn't it? (Every Day Should Be Saturday)

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