Big Ten lunch links

Sure looked like Eddie Johnson was onside to me. I’ll count it as another rivalry win. Ohio State offensive line coach Ed Warinner joined in the tradition of poking fun at a rival during a fundraising event with fans. Should anybody be offended by his canned jokes?

Michigan coach Brady Hoke responded to Warinner’s comments with a bit of humor of his own.

Mark Dantonio doesn’t usually hold press conferences to talk about one player, but the recruitment of Malik McDowell called for some discussion of how it all went down for Michigan State.

Penn State tight end Adam Breneman will be on the shelf for the rest of spring practice thanks to a bone bruise in his knee.

Nebraska wide receiver Sam Burtch is a no-nonsense guy, and his businesslike approach could be a boost for the offense this fall.

Mark Weisman saw plenty of room to grow after reviewing every carry from last season, and the Iowa running back might need to improve to keep getting most of the carries in a crowded backfield.

Purdue tailback Raheem Mostert’s speed isn’t up for debate based on his times on the track. The next thing he has to do is prove he can be physical on the football field.

Illinois is looking for more team speed on defense, and the early returns from spring practice suggest the unit might be getting faster.

Yet another Big Ten tight end is currently stuck on the sideline during spring practice, and like the others, Tyler Kroft is trying to make the most of it.

Deon Long is now “90 percent” healthy, but he’s well on the way to getting back and helping Maryland at wide receiver.

Covers Ohio State and the Big Ten.Joined ESPN in 2012.Attended the University of Wyoming. Tags:Purdue Boilermakers, Penn State Nittany Lions, Michigan State Spartans, Illinois Fighting Illini, Ohio State Buckeyes, Michigan Wolverines, Iowa Hawkeyes, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Rutgers Scarlet Knights, Maryland Terrapins, Brady Hoke, Mark Dantonio, Raheem Mostert, Ed Warinner, Adam Breneman, Malik McDowell, Mark Weisman, Sam Burtch, Deon Long, Tyler Kroft

Continue reading this article at ESPN: Big Ten lunch links

Submit your comment

Please enter your name

Your name is required

Please enter a valid email address

An email address is required

Please enter your message

BucksInsider.com – Ohio State Buckeyes News, Videos, Schedules © 2014 All Rights Reserved

This site is not affiliated with The Ohio State University