Today's links quote comes from my lovely wife.
"I can't hear when I'm eating cereal because it's too loud in my head."
The Big Ten should dump Legends and Leaders in favor of Great Lakes and Great Plains, David Jones writes in The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News.
Outgoing Wisconsin defensive coordinator Dave Doeren isn't sure who will replace him, Jeff Potrykus writes in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The Badgers bolster their secondary with a 2011 recruit, Adam Mertz writes in the Wisconsin State Journal.
Indiana's new defensive coordinators are confident they'll work well together, Dustin Dopirak writes in The (Bloomington) Herald-Times (subscription required). Mike Ekeler didn't want to get too comfortable at Nebraska and heads to IU, Steven Sipple writes in the Lincoln Journal-Star.
If you like stories about walk-ons, you'll become a big fan of Ohio State's Scott Sika, Tim May writes in The Columbus Dispatch. The Buckeyes are tired of talking about the SEC and the streak, Matt Markey writes in the Toledo Blade.
Baylor's speed at several spots, including receiver, has Illinois coach Ron Zook a bit concerned, Shannon Ryan writes in the Chicago Tribune.
Michigan State's season is paying off on the recruiting trail, Matt Charboneau writes in The Detroit News. A Michigan State bowl ticket update from the Lansing State Journal's Joe Rexrode. Spartans player Dion Sims receives probation for his role in the laptop theft mess.
Check out how Mississippi State is simulating Michigan star Denard Robinson in bowl practices.
Birthday boy Joe Paterno should retire after the 2011 season, Bill Kline writes in The Morning Call.
Some Northwestern pre-bowl notes from the Chicago Sun-Times' Tina Akouris.