A few Big Ten notes

Some sad news and some happy news in Big Ten circles today:

  • Former longtime Big Ten Coordinator of Football Officials Dave Parry passed away Monday morning. Parry spent 19 seasons supervising Big Ten football officials before becoming the first national coordinator for college football officiating in 2009. He played a big role in the Big Ten introducing instant replay to college football.

  • As many of you already know, former Ohio State running back Eddie George has been elected to the College Football Hall of Fame. The announcement came earlier Monday on ESPN's "College Football Live." Check out the video. George won the Heisman Trophy in 1995, and absolutely no one should be surprised he's entering the Hall.

The full 2011 College Football Hall of Fame class will be announced Tuesday, and I'll be breaking down each selection from the Big Ten and Nebraska.