Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
In honor of the dude working the register at my local UPS store, who bears an eerily close resemblance to The Dude, I give you this:
Maude Lebowski: What do you do for recreation?
The Dude: Oh, the usual. I bowl. Drive around. The occasional acid flashback.
Ohio State defensive coordinator Jim Heacock didn't actually say it, but expect Jermale Hines to replace Anderson Russell at safety against USC, Ken Gordon writes in The Columbus Dispatch. High-profile players like Ohio State's Terrelle Pryor will always attract attention, even from the NCAA, Doug Lesmerises writes in The Cleveland Plain Dealer. The criticism of Pryor's Michael Vick tribute is misguided and hypocritical, Yahoo! Sports' Dan Wetzel writes. USC boasts an endless supply of running backs, but junior Joe McKnight has risen to the top, colleague Ted Miller writes.
Arrelious Benn should be back for Illinois this week, but several other wide receivers are being shuffled, Bob Asmussen writes in The (Champaign) News-Gazette.
The Big Ten's national reputation is on the line this week, Rivals.com's experts agree.
Tandon Doss hopes to become Indiana's No. 1 wide receiver this fall, Terry Hutchens writes in The Indianapolis Star.
A fascinating piece from annarbor.com's Michael Rothstein on how Sept. 11 hits home for Michigan offensive lineman John Ferrara and his family. The Michigan-Notre Dame game actually carries some bragging rights this year, Bob Wojnowski writes in The Detroit News. It looks like Michigan should have Brandon Minor back on the field Saturday, Mark Synder writes in the Detroit Free Press.
Redshirt freshman Caulton Ray once again will lead the way for Michigan State's running backs on Saturday, Shannon Shelton writes in the Detroit Free Press.
Wisconsin players are taking extra precautions against the spread of the flu, though the team's core contributors should be ready for Fresno State, Jeff Potrykus writes in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Talented Minnesota quarterback MarQueis Gray accepts his role in the offense behind Adam Weber, Kent Youngblood writes in the Star Tribune.
Penn State young wide receivers have waited their turn, Jeff Rice writes in the Centre Daily Times.
Despite Iowa's recent struggles against Iowa State, Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz sees no reason to drop the series, The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette's Mike Hlas writes in his Hlog. Iowa's offensive line should look whole again in Ames, Marc Morehouse writes in The Gazette.