Hump day linkage:
Michigan AD Dave Brandon not only doesn't favor using campus sites for semifinal games, he doesn't think they should be played in the Midwest anywhere, not even indoors. Huh?
Bruce Feldman has an excellent story about how two dirty plays don't define Michigan State's William Gholston.
Steven M. Sipple looks at some of the candidates to eventually replace Tom Osborne, including recent hire (and former Huskers player) Jamie Williams. Nebraska picked up its first offensive lineman in the Class of 2013.
Purdue got a $2 million donation that could go toward some improvements at Ross-Ade Stadium (but not lights).
Tom Dienhart breaks down the best of Week 2 in the 2012 Big Ten season.
Minnesota's Jerry Kill shared some optimism at a Rotary Club event.
A planned SEC Network could eclipse the revenues of the Big Ten's similar venture.
Gene Smith says Ohio State's athletic department is in its "glory years."
Stewart Mandel talks realignment and playoff possibilities in his SI.com mailbag.