Monday, September 14, 2015

Big Ten Fallout:Kyle Flood, Riley Bullogh, Saquon Barkley, and more.

Welcome to the Fallout - Big Ten edition. 

Flood warning. 
Ashbury Park Press columnist Stephen Edelson calls for Rutgers to suspend embattled head coach Kyle Flood following wide receiver Leonte Carroo's suspension over the weekend. The suspension was the latest of a series of incidents involving members of the Scarlet Knights football program.

Darkness, darkness, long and lonesome. 
Aaron Kreitman declares the current arrests and scandal-ridden cloud surrounding the Rutgers football as the program's "darkest hour." (On the Banks)

I've seen the future, and it will be.
Meanwhile, Flood states his belief that Penn State starting quarterback Christian Hackenberg will be a first-round draft pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. (

The Life of Riley.
Michigan State middle linebacker Riley Bullogh has been named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week. Bullogh's 14 tackles helped the Spartans to a 31-28 win over Oregon on Saturday. (

Two for the price of one. 
Penn State Saquon Barkley and Michigan St. running back L.J. Scott have been named as the Big Ten  Co-Freshmen of the Week. (

Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind? 
On a related front, Saquon Barkley details the difficult process in his decision to flip his college commitment from Rutgers to Penn St. (

Kickstart My Hartbarger.
Kyle Austin profiles Michigan St. punter Jake Hartbarger. The freshman is currently ranked third among punters in the country. (

Falcons vs. Spartans. 
Justin Dacey takes a look at Michigan State's Week 3 opponent, Air Force. Both the Spartans and Falcons are 2-0 going into Saturday's showdown. This will be the first meeting between the two schools. (

Luke Zimmerman tells Ohio State fans not to be concerned about a presumed issues with Ohio State's offense. Apparently, scoring 38 points in a shutout of Hawaii isn't enough for some Buckeye supporters. (Land-Grant Holy Land)

Stripe It Up. 
Both Iowa's Kinnick Stadium and Penn State's Beaver Stadium will have "stripeouts" for their respective Week 3 home games. Iowa's plans call for fans to wear black and gold in alternating sections, while  Penn St. wants fans to don blue or white, depending on where they sit. (Big Ten Network)

How the Hawkeyes Got Their Groove Back?
Off Tackle Empire ponders whether Iowa has regained the "grit" shown by earlier Kirk Ferentz-coached teams following the Hawkeyes' 31-17 win over in-state rival Iowa State.

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