My kickball season started yesterday. Not quite as exciting as the opening kick next Thursday.
Ohio State is embracing an interesting new role: underdog. Buckeyes linebacker Etienne Sabino has a broken left hand but expects to play in the opener. There's still a Tressel on the OSU staff, and Dick Tressel says he doesn't know why his brother was forced out.
Mike Martin is a leader on and off the field for Michigan. Devin Gardner has been a solid backup to Denard Robinson. Freed from the spread offense, fullback John McColgan should have a bigger role this year.
Michigan State's defense dominated a Saturday scrimmage. Todd Anderson and Micajah Reynolds could be important role players for the Spartans this year. Safety Jairus Jones has returned quickly from a torn Achilles' tendon.
Wisconsin is trying to get Louis Nzegwu up to speed as a pass-rusher. The Badgers landed a highly rated safety from New Jersey. Kevin Claxton is grateful for his second chance after being arrested as a high school senior.
Penn State is looking for more production from its tight ends. Silas Redd learned toughness from his father, who was both a Marine and a police detective. Chaz Powell hopes the versatility he's shown for the Lions will help him get to the NFL.
Pat Fitzgerald is getting his own Ryan Field mural.
Here are five developments from Purdue's training camp, including the quarterback situation.