Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Big Tentacles: Mile McQueary, Urban Meyer, Iowa, and more.

Big Tentacles - The Big 10 and its influence over college football. 

The elephant that's still in the room.
An ESPN The Magazine article by Don Van Natta Jr. reports that former Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary told Penn St. players that he had been sexually abused as a child in November of 2011. McQueary is expected be a prosecution witness in the criminal trial of Penn St. president Graham Spanier, vice president Gary Schultz, and athletic director Ti, Curley later this year.

Urban Meyer health update. 
Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer tells reporters at a post spring practice press conference that he “doesn’t feel great, but good” following a surgical procedure over the weekend to drain a congenital arachnoid cyst on his brain. (

Crocodile Rock.
Meanwhile, Rob Oller compares Meyer's quest for a national title with the Buckeyes to the alligator crocodile that pursued Captain Hook in Peter Pan. (The Columbus Dispatch)

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.
Lake the Posts takes a look at Northwestern going into spring practice. The Wildcats are trying to recover from a disastrous 5-7 2013 season.

The Back-Up Plan. 
The Daily Gopher ponders who will be the back-up to presumed Minnesota starting quarterback Mitch Leidner. QBs Chris Streveler,  Conor Rhoda, and Dimonic Roden-McKinzy are the leading candidates.

There can be only one.
Brian Towle looks at the competition for the Nebraska starting QB job. Tommy Armstrong Jr. and Johnny Stanton are the two leading candidates for the job. (Corn Nation)

Dami Ayoola is an ex-Fighting Illini.
Illinois head coach Tim Beckman announces that running back Dami Ayoola was "no longer on the team." (The Champaign Room)



It's a trick - there's two of them!
Iowa lands the 2015 recruiting class commitments of twin brothers and high school junior offensive linemen Landen and Levi Paulsen. (Black Heart Gold Pants)

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