<
>

Big Ten lunchtime links

10/10/2013

There's highs, there's lows, the roller coaster is out of control.

  • Michigan State linebacker Max Bullough may have a nose for the football, but he can't actually smell anything since he was born without that sense.

  • The bye week helped Devin Gardner relax, and the Michigan quarterback had much better results to show for it last weekend to keep the Wolverines unbeaten.

  • Bill O'Brien stopped by Nittanyville, and the Penn State coach wound up showing off his basketball skills in a dunk contest.

  • Ameer Abdullah might lack some size, but the Nebraska running back more than makes up for it with power that even far bigger defenders can't match.

  • Sean Robinson is in position to offer advice to a quarterback making his first start or one transitioning to defense. He's done both himself, making the Purdue linebacker an invaluable resource for Danny Etling and Rob Henry.

  • The Wisconsin receivers measure themselves with a statistic that doesn't show up in the box score, taking pride in their blocking and counting "knockdowns."

  • Northwestern receiver Rashad Lawrence is kicking himself over the longest play of his career, disappointed he couldn't turn it into a touchdown against Ohio State.

  • Held without a reception last weekend, Illinois is looking to get receiver Ryan Lankford back in the mix and the offense back on track during the bye week.

  • Kyle Rowland digs into Ohio State's official performance reviews of the coaching staff through its first season on the job.

  • Minnesota athletic director Norwood Teague has "no question" about who his football coach is despite Jerry Kill's health issues.