Lunch links roasting on an open fire ...
Penn State might have to start a walk-on quarterback in its bowl game. Colleague Joe Schad reports that Penn State is interested in Baylor assistant Brian Norwood. A former detective recalls the 1998 investigation into Jerry Sandusky and says he thought there was enough at the time to file charges.
New Illinois coach Tim Beckman is making the rounds at the local high schools.
Allstate Sugar Bowl officials say they "hit the mother lode" with Virginia Tech and Michigan, even if most of the rest of the world disagrees. Freshmen made an impressive impact on the Wolverines' defense this season.
Nebraska's defensive ends are trying to live up to the legacy of that position at the program. Andrew Green is still working to become a complete player at cornerback for the Huskers. Mike Caputo's DUI situation demands clarity, Sam McKewon writes.
Northwestern must find a way to stop Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill in the Meineke Car Care Bowl.
Purdue will likely be missing two starters -- suspended receiver O.J. Ross and recently-arrested linebacker Dwayne Beckford -- for the Little Caesars Bowl.