Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
Taking a spin around the league:
Wisconsin announced the departures of three players, including reserve quarterback James Stallons, who will seek a transfer, Jim Polzin writes in The Capital Times. Former starting linebacker Elijah Hodge also won't be back in 2009.
Excellent news about former Wisconsin wide receivers coach Henry Mason, who is returning to the staff as director of football player personnel and external relations. Mason suffered a severe spinal cord injury in 2007.
In case you missed it, former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett is blogging from prison, Bob Hunter writes in The Columbus Dispatch.
"The athlete's ego is still there -- Clarett can't magically erase all that adulation from memory -- but his writings aren't the ramblings of a loser who can't seem to fathom why the world won't give him a break. He is taking courses from Ohio University and candidly admits surprise that he is enjoying them so much, and he professes a deep desire to help others avoid his fate."
Minnesota picked up a 2010 commitment from cornerback Antoine Lewis, the St. Paul Pioneer Press' Marcus Fuller writes in his blog.