Big Ten lunch links

This is real, apparently, and lots of people hate Michigan, including people in Michigan. And come on, Idaho, really?

  • Aaron Bailey, part of the three-man quarterback race at Illinois, finds newfound comfort in Bill Cubit’s offensive system.

  • Northern Iowa checks in at No. 10 on the Cedar Rapids Gazette’s ranking of opponents on the Iowa schedule. Receiver Tevaun Smith loves him some Iowa.

  • The Indiana defense learns to play in attack mode.

  • Quarterback C.J. Brown performs well as Maryland finishes its first practice in pads of the preseason.

  • Touted freshman defensive back Jabrill Peppers will continue to work at nickel, according to Michigan coach Brady Hoke, after an injury to safety Delano Hill.

  • Michigan State features an intriguing group of receivers, writes Graham Couch.

  • Minnesota defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys says the Gophers should continue to improve on defense, despite the loss of some important pieces.

  • Backup quarterback Ryker Fyfe is not about to sit down quietly behind Tommy Armstrong Jr. at Nebraska.

  • Braxton Miller will not wear out his arm during preseason practices at Ohio State. Competition heats up on the Buckeyes’ offensive line.

  • What’s the key to success for the Penn State O-line? Trust and chemistry, says assistant coach Herb Hand.

  • Purdue offensive tackle David Hedelin, suspended by the NCAA for the first three games this year, expects big things after a positive opening of practice.

  • Gary Nova is the man again for Rutgers at quarterback. More on Nova.

  • Wisconsin running back Corey Clement has high hopes for his sophomore season as a running mate to Melvin Gordon.