Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Big Tentacles: J.T. Barrett and DeSean Hamilton, Devin Gardner, Tevaun Smith, Christian Hackenberg, and more.

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



We were merely freshmen.
Ohio State starting quarterback J.T. Barrett and Penn State wide receiver DeSean Hamilton share the Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors for their performances in Week One of the 2014 college football season.  (Eleven Warriors)

Doghouse go Baugh.
Ohio State suspends redshirt freshman tight end Marcus Baugh two games for what Buckeye head coach Urban Meyer calls "stuff." Yes, there is an even more vague term than "violation of team rules." (Eleven Warriors)

Done, done, and on to the next one. 
Doug Lesmerises ponders whether Virginia Tech will provide "a better idea about" the 2014 Ohio State team better than Week One opponent Navy did. (cleveland.com)

Eyes on the Prize.
Penn State starting QB Christian Hackenberg  improved his chances for the Heisman Trophy with his performance this weekend in the Nittany Lions' win over Central Florida in Dublin, Ireland. Because Dustin Hockensmith said so. (PennLive.com)

I'm special, so special. I've got to have some of your attention. Give it to me.
Penn State place kicker San Ficken named the Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week. (PennLive.com)

The Constant Gardner. 
John Niyo profiles Michigan starting QB Devin Gardner. (The Detroit News)

I'm not over you just yet. 
Michigan defensive end Frank Clark describes the end of the series between Michigan and Notre Dame as "a slap in the face. (The Detroit Free Press)

 Standing in the Shadows of Love?
Drew Sharp believes that the final regularly scheduled meeting between Michigan will be overshadowed by Michigan State's road game against Oregon. (The Detroit Free Press)

Wide Open Spaces. 
Marc Morehouse breaks down Iowa's wide receivers Tevaun Smith, Kevonte Martin-Manley, and Derrick Willies, who helped Iowa in its 31-23 Week One win over Northern Iowa. (The Cedar Rapids Gazette)


Fixing a Hole...with a Leak.
Maryland names Marcus Leak as its starting WR following the season ending injury of Tavion Jacobs. (The Washington Post)

Please let's forget the past. The Future looks bright ahead.
Zach Wingrove previews Wisconsin's Week Two opponent Western Illinois. Because thinking about the loss to LSU still hurts. (Bucky's 5th Quarter)

Just the facts. 
Travis Miller provides a fact sheet for Purdue's Week Two opponent Western Michigan. (Hammer and Rails)


Injuries


Maryland's Jacobs out for season.
Maryland loses WR Tavion Jacobs for the season due to an injury to his right knee. (The Washington Post)



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