These links go out to Taj Gibson.
Ohio State coach Jim Tressel hired Gene Marsh to represent him before the NCAA, Tim May writes in The Columbus Dispatch. Folks like Marsh typically lead to softer penalties from the NCAA, CBSSports.com's Gregg Doyel writes. Despite all the controversy, Tressel has no intention of quitting, Doug Lesmerises writes in The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
A really good piece from The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette's Scott Dochterman on how a nine-game conference schedule could impact the Big Ten. Several ADs weigh in on the nine-game debate, Mike Carmin writes in The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier.
It was a big weekend for former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr, and you can read about it here and here and here. Former Michigan players aren't surprised by the Ohio State mess, annarbor.com's Michael Rothstein writes. Wolverines wideout Darryl Stonum pleads not guilty to drunken driving.
Some interesting comments from Nebraska AD Tom Osborne in this Q&A with the Associated Press' Eric Olson. Nebraska officials will find a more congenial atmosphere at the Big Ten spring meetings, Tom Shatel writes in the Omaha World-Herald. Huskers running back recruit Ameer Abdullah is comfortable under the radar, Brian Christopherson writes in the Lincoln Journal Star.
Michigan State fans shouldn't get too caught up in recruiting buzz, Joe Rexrode writes in the Lansing State Journal. Spartans linebacker Chris Norman looks to get healthy, George Sipple writes in the Detroit Free Press.
The (Champaign) News-Gazette's Bob Asmussen makes the case for and against former Illinois star Moe Gardner making the College Football Hall of Fame.
Purdue has made quarterback a priority position in recruiting, Rivals.com's Kyle Charters writes.
The Daily Collegian checks in with Penn State DT Brandon Ware. Former Penn State running back Austin Scott says he's the victim of a conspiracy, Sara Ganim writes in The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News. More Penn State trouble spots from Linebacker U.
The lockout has prevented Iowa tight end Allen Reisner and other undrafted players from finding a pro home, Mike Hlas writes in The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette.
Mgoblog takes another stab at renaming the Big Ten divisions.
Pitt coach Todd Graham would love to revive the Penn State series.