Still basking in the glow of another ACC-Big Ten Challenge win? Yeah, I thought so.
Mike Leach feels he's a good fit not only at Miami, but at Minnesota, Phil Miller writes in the Star Tribune. Gophers interim coach Jeff Horton finally gets an interview for the real thing, Charley Walters writes in the (St. Paul) Pioneer Press.
The Big Ten needs to back up its big talk in the bowls, Michael Hunt writes in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Big Ten expansion might not be done yet, annarbor.com's Pete Bigelow writes.
In case you missed it, Ohio State president E. Gordon Gee backs off his controversial comments from last week, Ken Gordon writes in The Columbus Dispatch. Buckeyes quarterback Terrelle Pryor has a legitimate beef about not being on the All-Big Ten squad, according to The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Doug Lesmerises.
Michigan State is a good story, but getting a BCS at-large berth seems doubtful, Joe Rexrode writes in the Lansing State Journal. The Spartans have a big recruiting weekend on tap, Matt Dorsey writes in the Detroit Free Press.
Indiana is asking its players to assist in the coaching search, Pete DiPrimio writes in The (Fort Wayne) News-Sentinel.
No contract extension for Purdue coach Danny Hope, but his boss supports him amid fan criticism, Mike Carmin writes in The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier.
A good case for why Big Ten coaching target Brady Hoke should stay at San Diego State, Tim Sullivan writes in The San Diego Union-Tribune.
Wisconsin fans are already booking their trips to Pasadena, Deborah Ziff writes in the Wisconsin State Journal. Bret Bielema is going through the Bristol car wash today, Jeff Potrykus writes in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette's Marc Morehouse states Iowa's case to the bowl selection committees.
A good Q&A with Illinois offensive coordinator Paul Petrino from The (Champaign) News-Gazette's Bob Asmussen. Illini running back Mikel Leshoure is focused on the immediate future, not the NFL, Mark Tupper writes in The (Decatur) Herald & Review.
The uncertainty surrounding Michigan's coaching staff could impact recruiting, Mark Snyder writes in the Detroit Free Press.
It's still slow going for Penn State's 2011 recruiting class, Bob Flounders writes in The (Harrisbrug) Patriot-News.
Northwestern likely is bound for the TicketCity Bowl, Teddy Greenstein writes in the Chicago Tribune.