Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
Big Ten news appears to be thinning out just a bit, but thankfully media days are right around the corner. Can't wait.
A day after Penn State picked up another top prospect, Michigan answered with its 16th verbal commitment, from heralded in-state running back Austin White, Josh Helmholdt writes in the Detroit Free Press.
No surprise here as Ohio State-USC tops Stewart Mandel's list of top early nonconference games this season.
Penn State loses several key pieces from a Big Ten title-winning team, but quarterback Daryll Clark provides reasons for hope, Keith Pompey writes in the Philadelphia Inquirer. The Patriot-News' Bob Flounders is counting down Joe Paterno's top 10 classic moments, which begin with the coach's 300th career victory.
Despite reaching a New Year's Day bowl, Michigan State football ranks eighth on Joe Rexrode's list of the school's top teams from 2008-09. Former Spartans quarterback Arron Agler was killed during a robbery last week.
Minnesota star wideout Eric Decker chats with fans later today.