"Northwestern fans can be both heartened and disheartened by the loss to Minnesota just like how nineteenth-century resurrectionists were heartened when they pried a heart from a freshly-buried corpse and then disheartened it when they sold it to a disreputable anatomist."
The Big Ten Icons website didn't do a very good job of locking down their images for the top 4, thus through some easy snooping I was able to identify the top 4 Big Ten Icons. Below is the list of names, as well as the 'Locker Picture' for each.. hosted on the big ten icons website.
#1 – Red Grange (http://www.bigtenicons.com/images/icons1-50/i1.jpg)
#2 – Magic Johnson (http://www.bigtenicons.com/images/icons1-50/i2.jpg)
#3 – Jesse Owens (http://www.bigtenicons.com/images/icons1-50/i3.jpg)
#4 – Archie Griffin (http://www.bigtenicons.com/images/icons1-50/i4.jpg)
I was perusing Fox Sports Senior Bowl commentary and came across this little tidbit that made me feel better about the Hoke hire. What is interesting is that the person making the observation was not trying to pump or push Hoke or his staff. The relevant quote:
Vincent Brown, San Diego State, WRBrown looked like a veteran receiver all week. He caught the ball correctly away from his body and it’s obvious that he has been coached well (emphasis mine). Brown does an outstanding job of coming back to the ball — a trait which few young receivers possess, coming into the NFL. I doubt there were any other players who helped themselves this week more than Brown.
Does Tiller want to advise the world on exactly what his definition of snake oil is? WR AJ King had his scholarship offer from Purdue pulled b/c of the type of surgery he had to repair his knee (used cadaver ilo own tendon). His high school coach has righteously and awesomely banned Purdue from their school. Before you begin with the excuses, read the coach's comments.
Magnus I read on TTB that you're going to a conference where Hope will speak. You don't have to beat his ass, but a question on this issue wouldn't be out of bounds.
For those of you that follow me on Twitter you already know this, but OL Jake Fisher is announcing on Signing Day at 8pm. I'm not sure what he's going to do, but I'm not really optimistic about it. We'll see.
The second part is great news. LB Kellen Jones was selected to play in the USA Football Team USA vs. The World game on Signing day. There's a ton of big names in that game so it will give Kellen a great chance to go up against some top talent.
Details and the website are here. http://www.usavworld.com/2011/
Just announced by Temple, so on to the next DB coach candidate.
Chuck Heater, who served as the co-defensive coordinator at the University of Florida and has three national championship titles under his belt, has been named the defensive coordinator at Temple University, head football coach Steve Addazio announced on Monday.
think that's a stupid headline? well here it is:
that's right, iowa has decided that the hospitalized players can work out provided that their tests show that they're capable of doing so. which, you know, would've made sense the first time, and i think every human expected to be the rule prior to allowing them to work out again.
way to go iowa!