Big Ten round-up

Submitted by Geaux_Blue on August 23rd, 2009 at 1:31 PM

  • Michigan players find better communication in Robinson defense (link)
  • Bielema remains firm on suspensions, cause still unknown (link)
  • Wisconsin may start redshirt freshman at Quarterback over Sherer, Clay No. 2 back (link)
  • MSU quarterbacks feature mixed results, freshman Caper leads pack (link)
  • Preseason Butkus Award list features Seven Big Ten players, including UM's Ezeh (link)
  • Five Big Ten Players on Rimington watch list, including Michigan's Molk (link)
  • Seven Big Ten Players on Nagurski watch list, including Michigan's Graham (link)
  • Minnesota to utilize the Wildcat offense. (link)
  • MSU offensive line continues to shift as injuries in replacement slots persist (link)
  • RS Freshman Brinson may be Greene's replacement in Iowa (link)
  • Graham on ESPN top 25 draft board (link)
  • Illinois cornerback and expected starter/contributor out for season with torn ACL (link)
  • MSU's "Celebrate the State" Michigan directional scheduling bonanza (link
  • ESPN Big Ten Position Rankings: Special teams: UM #2 (link)
  • Indiana starting true freshman at DT ($$$ link), Seven projected starters missed a practice or more this past week (link)
  • OSU linebacker Spitler with strained calf, return unsure only in timing (link)
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Comments

Geaux_Blue

August 23rd, 2009 at 1:35 PM ^

Someone mentioned last week that my last diary post in the same vein was helpful so I did this again. It's obviously a round-up using the Big Ten blog and a couple other sources but if it's helpful, I don't mind continuing it.

I Miss Bursley

August 23rd, 2009 at 8:53 PM ^

very helpful. Interesting that M is at #2 on special teams as per Rittenberg even though he has questions about kicker. FWIW my answer is to have Space Emperor drop kick field goals until Gibbons is game ready.

Any idea if he put out team rankings for Offense and Defense?

Also, this whole celebrate the state business is annoying as hell. Gonna be rooting for the directionals in all those games, particularly English and the Emus.

I miss Spring Lake

August 23rd, 2009 at 11:03 PM ^

I'm extremely interested to see how much the breakdown in communication played into the bad play last season. I can't wait to see how the defense performs. Obviously, this is the big question.
Less than two weeks... awesome.

Geaux_Blue

August 24th, 2009 at 3:23 PM ^

considering the fact game tape shows the defense often yelling amongst themselves and waving that they don't understand while the coaches and players on the sideline had a seizure bc OMG IT'S A QB DRAW PLAY MAN AND LOCK UP THE FRONT N840FB480FGH3408HG... i'd think it's safe to say clarity wasn't a key point in last year's defense.