Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Big Tentacles: James Franklin, Connor Cook, Jim Delany, and more.

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

Back in the Saddle Again.
Ari Wasserman looks at how the resurgence of Penn State recruiting under first-year Penn State head coach James Franklin has impacted Ohio State. Franklin has managed to land commitments from at least three prospects that were leaning towards Ohio St. (

Jeremy Birmingham tries to calm down Ohio State fans who are concerned about prospects choosing Penn St. over the Buckeyes. (Eleven Warriors)

Kitchen is the Cook. Whoa ey oh.
Matt Murschel profiles Michigan State starting quarterback Connor Cook. (The Orlando Sentinel)

The Drawing of the Three.
Joshua Henschke names Purdue center Robert Kugler, QB Danny Etling, and defensive end Ryan Russell as the Boilermakers' "three key players." (Maize n Brew)

Coaches' corner.
Off Tackle Empire takes a look the staff of Purdue head coach Darrell Hazell.

I'm going Hungary.
Off Tackle Empire's Purdue Potluck pairs question about the Boilermakers' 2014 season with Hungarian food. I'm sure this makes sense somehow.

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany sat down for a Q&A about the College Football Playoff with USA Today's Nicole Auerbach. Since it was an Q&A with a newspaper reporter, Delany has a smoother time with it than NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had with his Twitter Q&A on Tuesday.


Fake Q&A session of the day.
MGoBlog presents "Ask Rutgers Athletic Director Julie Herrmann." At this point you should have figured out why this item is listed under "Insanity." 

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