Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Big Ten Fallout: Jim Harbaugh, Cardale Jones, Connor Cook, and more.

Welcome to the Fallout - Big Ten edition. 

It's been a while since I've had conference-themed link-feats. With the start of the 2015 season on the horizon, it might be time to try it again. So, here's a Big-Ten-centric Fallout edition.

Ute Better Ute Bet?
Ian Boyd looks at the importance of the 2015 season-opening game between Michigan and Utah for first-year Wolverine head coach Jim Harbaugh. The Utes upset victory over the Wolverines last season can be considered as the beginning of the end for then Wolverine head coach Brady Hoke. (SB*Nation)

Mr. Jones and me tell each other fairy tales.
Doug Mesmerizes profiles Cardale Jones, the Ohio State quarterback who helped lead the Buckeyes to the College Football Playoff title, but is having to fight for the 2015 Buckeye starting QB job with Braxton Miller and J.T. Barrett. (

We're caught in a trap I can't walk out. 
Chad Peltier pinpoints Hawaii, Rutgers, and Maryland, as potential trap game opponents for Ohio State in the upcoming 2015 season. He also says that Penn State and Minnesota could give the Buckeyes a run for their money. (Land-Grant Holy Land)

Kitchen is the Cook. Whoa ey oh.
Mike Mulholland profiles Michigan State starting QB Connor Cook. (

Onward Christian Hackenberg!
Bill Landis profiles Penn St. starting QB Christian Hackenberg. (

If I die before I wake, feed Jake. 
Marc Morehouse profiles Iowa tight end Jake Duzey, who will be out for at leas the first month of the 2015 season due to a knee injury that happened during spring practice. (The Cedar Rapids Gazette)

Sir Duke.
Zach Pereles previews Northwestern's September 19 road game against Duke. The Wildcats are 8-8 against the Blue Devils, and won the last meeting between the two schools in 2008. (Inside NU)

A Race Through Dark Places. 
Travis Miller profiles Purdue cornerback Race Johnson. (Hammer and Rails)


Children of the Corn. 
Off Tackle Empire's annual Nebraska potluck features a roundtable discussion combined with food recipes featuring (surprise!) corn. Like you were expecting it to be anything else?

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