Michigan Wolverines: Gabe Holmes
September, 12, 2013
By Austin Ward | ESPN.com
Something about this weekend smells like a rose.
- After some early success, Illinois is looking to show off on a big stage. Former linebacker Matt Sinclair is proving invaluable to coach Tim Beckman in his new role with the program.
- Former Indiana captain Larry McDaniel will be returning for a homecoming of sorts as the current Bowling Green assistant prepares to visit a place "with a lot of fond memories" for him. Tevin Coleman was born to carry the football for Indiana, Dustin Dopirak writes (subscription required).
- Just about a month after thinking his season was over, Danny Anthrop is ready to make his season debut against Notre Dame. On the flip side, Purdue will be without tight end Gabe Holmes after the tight end suffered a "pretty serious" wrist injury in practice.
- Desmond King is transitioning quickly into the lineup at cornerback, and Iowa likes what it sees so far from the true freshman. Kirk Ferentz believes problems with penalties are coming from a lack of concentration.
- Michigan State has struggled to find consistency on offense, which is opening up chances for young players like receiver R.J Shelton. Joe Rexrode takes a look back at Michigan State legend Hank Bullough.
- Thanks to Brady Hoke, Michigan students can have some donuts for breakfast before kickoff against Akron. Hoke isn't ready to rank his program in the top 10 quite yet.
- De'Vondre Campbell has taken a long road to contribute for Minnesota. Leading returning rusher Donnell Kirkwood is likely to sit out Saturday's game against Western Illinois with his sprained ankle.
- Braxton Miller's status for Saturday's trip to Cal is still unclear, but he will travel with Ohio State. Buckeyes center Corey Linsley might finally be ready to play a complete game as he recovers from offseason surgery.
- From roommates to the starting lineup, Nebraska has a pair of safeties who are always there for each other. Vincent Valentine is playing a key role in the "clog" on the defensive line.
- Sharper instincts and knowledge of the game have turned Tony Jones into a different player for Northwestern. Take a look at the life of a long snapper for the Wildcats.
- The focus on attendance at Beaver Stadium isn't going away, and reasons for the slippage are continuing to be examined. The Nittany Lions are looking to find a higher gear on offense.
- Wisconsin is gearing up for a strong pass rush and ready to see how its offensive line can stack up against Arizona State. Walk-on linebacker Joe Schobert is set to make his first career start.
"College Football Live" and its Summer Tour stops in Columbus today. Joe Tessitore and Brian Griese will be at Ohio State checking in on Urban Meyer, Braxton Miller and Co. Catch them throughout the day on "SportsCenter" and on CFB Live at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
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- Opinions differ a bit on which Wisconsin quarterback -- Joel Stave or Curt Phillips -- performed better in Monday's scrimmage. Badgers LB Ethan Armstrong expects to be ready for the season opener. Check out Episode 2 of "The Camp."
- Ohio State's Meyer is dead set on dominating the Big Ten and catching the SEC, Pat Forde writes. Dontre Wilson continues to be the talk of Buckeyes' camp. Keep an eye on Ezekiel Elliott in Ohio State's running back competition. Who says punters aren't strong?
- Michigan State DT Mark Scarpinato makes a move for a starting job. The same goes for TE Andrew Gleichert. Don't count out Tyler O'Connor in MSU's quarterback competition. The Spartans sport 'staches as a tribute to strength coach Ken Mannie.
- Allen Robinson leads the way for Penn State's receiving corps. The Champaign Room previews Penn State.
- LB recruit Jared Wangler explains why he picked Michigan over Penn State. Wolverines DT Ondre Pipkins is in shape and ready to take the next step. The bar has been raised for Michigan WR Jeremy Gallon.
- Jason Ankrah sets the tone for Nebraska's young defensive ends. Nebraska's offensive line tries to upgrade its pass protection after surrendering 35 sacks in 2012. Dirk Chatelain ranks the Huskers' games from toughest to easiest.
- Minnesota's wide receivers might lack big numbers, but they boast plenty of confidence.
- Cameron Dickerson brings the swagger to Northwestern's receiving corps. Jimmy Hall could play the "Cat" position (nickel safety) for the Wildcats.
- Illinois RBs Donovonn Young and Josh Ferguson took center stage at Monday's scrimmage. The Illini defensive line makes progress in camp.
- Two childhood friends from Ohio (Ray Hamilton and Aaron White) ended up playing football and basketball for Iowa. Mike Hlas isn't too jazzed about this year's Iowa-Ohio State matchup.
- Purdue TE Gabe Holmes knows time is running out to make a breakthrough. Boilers coach Darrell Hazell and several players weigh in on Day 10 of camp. Hazell keeps the pedal down in practice.
- Kevin Wilson needs the Ws to start coming in Year 3, Andy Graham writes (subscription required). Interviews and highlights from the Hoosiers' Monday workout.
- Athlon looks at critical games and key stretches in the Big Ten this season. See where the CBSsports.com experts have Big Ten teams in their preseason Top 25s.
Weekend Recruiting Wrap: Big Ten - Dec. 2
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
Final Washington State 45 Colorado State 48 Final 20 Fresno State 20 25 USC 45 Final Buffalo 24 San Diego State 49 Final Tulane 21 Louisiana-Lafayette 24
6:00 PM ET Pittsburgh Bowling Green 9:30 PM ET Utah State 23 Northern Illinois
2:30 PM ET Marshall Maryland 6:00 PM ET Syracuse Minnesota 9:30 PM ET Brigham Young Washington
12:00 PM ET Rutgers Notre Dame 3:20 PM ET Cincinnati North Carolina 6:45 PM ET Miami (FL) 18 Louisville 10:15 PM ET Michigan Kansas State
11:45 AM ET Middle Tennessee Navy 3:15 PM ET Ole Miss Georgia Tech 6:45 PM ET 10 Oregon Texas 10:15 PM ET 14 Arizona State Texas Tech
12:30 PM ET Arizona Boston College 2:00 PM ET Virginia Tech 17 UCLA 4:00 PM ET Rice Mississippi State 8:00 PM ET 24 Duke 21 Texas A&M
12:00 PM ET Nebraska 22 Georgia 12:00 PM ET UNLV North Texas 1:00 PM ET Iowa 16 LSU 1:00 PM ET 19 Wisconsin 9 South Carolina 5:00 PM ET 5 Stanford 4 Michigan State 8:30 PM ET 15 UCF 6 Baylor
7:30 PM ET 13 Oklahoma State 8 Missouri 8:30 PM ET 12 Clemson 7 Ohio State