Big Ten afternoon tidbits

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

A few of you have mentioned several Big Ten quarterback transfers I didn't include in an earlier post about former Iowa signal-caller Jake Christensen, now starring for Eastern Illinois. I focused my research on quarterbacks who played in the Big Ten last year before transferring, but it's still worth noting how two of the others are doing.

  • Ryan Mallett (Michigan), Arkansas -- 67 of 123 for 1,148 pass yards, 11 TDs, 2 INTs, 287 yards per game, 159.1 rating, 2-2 record

  • Nick Foles (Michigan State), Arizona -- 37 of 53 for 353 yards, 5 TDs, 0 INTs, 117 ypg, 156.9 rating, 1-0 record as the starter

Anyone know what James Stallons (Wisconsin) or Justin Siller (Purdue) are up to these days?

Two quick tidbits:

  • Iowa athletic director Gary Barta writes a guest editorial to the student newspaper expressing his disappointment with drunk tailgaters at Hawkeyes home games.

  • Michigan running back Brandon Minor is getting close to 100 percent healthy, while another back, Carlos Brown, sat out practice Wednesday with an undisclosed injury. Also, Michigan might be moving safety Troy Woolfolk to cornerback.