Penn State Nittany Lions: Danny Anthrop
September, 10, 2013
By Chantel Jennings | ESPN.com
But there's one sound that no one knows. What does the fox say?
- Video from Urban Meyer's Monday press conference, as well as notes previewing Cal and updates on players. The Buckeyes actually have more swag with Kenny Guiton in the huddle. Here's a video of what it would be like to be on the field at halftime. The "Are You Smarter than a Wolverine" was coincidence says the band director.
- The Wall Street Journal's podcast takes a look at whether Devin Gardner should wear No. 98. Michigan hopes to avoid a drop in energy from the Notre Dame game to the Akron game. AD Dave Brandon hopes to have a yearly night game in Michigan Stadium. Shawn Windsor says Gardner has been displayed NFL potential already this season.
- Teddy Greenstein takes a look at whether Pat Fitzgerald would ever leave NU. AND SB Nation looks at whether Fitzgerald is the hottest coaching candidate in 2013. Northwestern emphasizes "rips, strips and tips" on defense. The Wildcats must stay focused against a lesser opponent in Western Michigan this weekend.
- The Badgers impress Arizona State coach Todd Graham and other notes for the the Wisconsin-ASU matchup. The warm ups are over for Wisconsin as they head to Tempe. Wisconsin's defense is ready for the spread.
- Video and notes from Bo Pelini's Monday press conference. UCLA is coming to Nebraska and Pelini says the Cornhuskers owe them one. A photo of the Cornhuskers' black uniforms for this Saturday.
- A nice feature on Penn State RB Akeel Lynch, aka "The Big Maple." UCF's George O'Leary is Bill O'Brien's biggest mentor in the game, but that doesn't matter Saturday. If the Nittany Lions defeat UCF this weekend, they could likely start the season 5-0.
- Philip Nelson leads not only the Gophers on the ground, but the Big Ten as well. Minnesota-San Jose State will be played at 11 a.m. CT on Sept. 21. San Jose State has a bye week before Minnesota but it is not taking much of a break.
- MSU RB Nick Hill is a bright spot in a struggling offense. Youngstown State is excited for the chance to take down Michigan State. If the offense doesn't improve, MSU is risking its team chemistry, writes Terry Foster. Freshman RB RJ Shelton will also play some WR.
- The Illini's offense has come to life under Bill Cubit. Illinois picked up a few votes in the latest national polls. Video of Tim Beckman's press conference from Monday.
- IU looks to improve its run game, which has stats that coach Kevin Wilson describes as "horrible." Wilson and AD Fred Glass aren't on the same page about comments made about Navy. Video of Wilson's Monday press conference.
- Hawkeyes turn their focus to Iowa-Iowa State week. Iowa State says this game will be just as exciting even though there's not as much buzz as usual. Announcers John Walters and Gary Dolphin weigh in on the Iowa-Iowa State rivalry game this weekend.
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- A scary incident in 2010 changed Gary Andersen's life. The Wisconsin secondary has made some gains this preseason. Massive Badgers tackle Rob Havenstein is down to 327 pounds and finding out that less is more. There has been no movement on the UW depth chart at receiver.
- Rob Henry was the smart choice at quarterback for Purdue. Boilers receiver Danny Anthrop is out six to eight weeks with a likely MCL injury. Purdue has discovered some depth at receiver.
- Penn State coach Bill O'Brien is building a BCS team with an FCS-sized roster, Mike Poorman writes. O'Brien's call on a starting quarterback could get overanalyzed. Is this the most stacked receiving unit in Nittany Lions history?
- Doug Lesmerises breaks down all the options in the Ohio State offense. Noah Spence is trying to become a leader for the Buckeyes' defensive line. Urban Meyer is following the blueprint he started at Bowling Green.
- Chris Dufresne ranks Northwestern No. 10 to start the year. The Wildcats are looking to build waves of defensive linemen.
- Nebraska's young running backs are paying attention to their elders. The stars are aligned for a career rise by Tim Beck. Bo Pelini sees improved depth on the Huskers. There's youth and a lot of opportunity at tight end for Nebraska.
- Minnesota suspended receiver Andre McDonald for the rest of preseason practice. The Gophers are looking for a big win to build on this year.
- The rise of Tyler O'Connor and Damion Terry means Michigan State's quarterback race is really crowded now. Dave Warner and Jim Bollman look to revive the Spartans' offense. Aaron Burbridge is becoming more of a student of the game.
- Michigan's Jake Ryan doesn't even seem injured to his position coach. The Wolverines are hoping for two first-string-worthy units in the front seven. Derrick Green is making a spirited run at a starting job. But Fitz Toussaint ran "awfully well" in a scrimmage over the weekend.
- Mike Hlas ranks Michigan as Iowa's top opponent this year. The Hawkeyes' secondary could have strength in numbers. Former Iowa players say their sons on the team have it easy.
- Kevin Wilson has learned how to juggle the roles of CEO and football guy at Indiana. Strength and conditioning has been the foundation for the Hoosiers (subscription required).
- Illinois seeks some much-needed continuity. Tim Beckman is among some Year 2 coaches looking for better things.
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- Nathan Scheelhaase is still the leader of the pack for Illinois. The Illini tight ends are progressing.
- Indiana uses a platoon system to build accountability. The Hoosiers got a visit from Jim Delany (subscription required). Tom Dienhart has some thoughts from IU's practice on Tuesday.
- A closer look at Iowa's offensive line. A former Hawkeye is running for the U.S. Senate.
- Blake Countess is happy to be back from his torn ACL and hoping to start again for Michigan. Taylor Lewan still gets nervous at the start of camp. Cam Gordon is ready for a shot at filling Jake Ryan's shoes. Freshman running back Derrick Green weighed in at 240 pounds.
- Riley Bullough and Nick Hill are earning the most first-team reps at tailback for Michigan State so far. The Spartans' defense is not fat and happy, Pat Narduzzi says. A linebacker position battle is a matter of keeping up with the Joneses.
- Damien Wilson came to Minnesota highly recommended by former NFL coach Ray Perkins, and he looks to fill a hole at linebacker. Lineman Josh Campion kept the faith through a series of obstacles because he badly wanted to be a Gopher.
- Jason Ankrah is embracing a leadership role for Nebraska. Juco import Randy Gregory impressed despite his rustiness. Huskers tight end Jake Long and backup QB Tommy Armstrong will miss some time with injuries.
- Collin Ellis and Drew Smith are waging a battle for one of Northwestern's starting linebacker jobs. The Wildcats' strength and agility training methods are starting to show up.
- Buckeyes lineman Marcus Hall has slimmed down and needs a belt now. Taylor Decker is the final piece of the Ohio State offensive line puzzle.
- Penn State commit Jared Wangler is still considering Michigan. A look at five Nittany Lions who have to stay healthy this year. There are no guarantees in the PSU quarterback race.
- Purdue receiver Danny Anthrop missed the spring but has emerged as one of the team's top receiving options. The Boilers' defense seems to have the upper hand early. Some more Purdue practice notes.
- Wisconsin tight end Brock DeCicco has played for seven head coaches in his career. Derek Watt added 15 pounds and hopes to be a better blocker at fullback. Some more Badgers practice observations.
- CBSSports.com makes its 2013 Big Ten predictions. Jim Delany talks about pay for play and and the use of players' likenesses.