Big Ten’s lunch links

Howdy, May. There goes one more month out of the way before football season starts for real. Michigan has an established weapon in Devin Funchess and a future star in Freddy Canteen, but questions still remain about the targets for the passing game.

The relationship began with a somewhat unusual request, and after 10 years together, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio reflects on his time with Pat Narduzzi.

David Jones writes that hiring James Franklin was a risk, and the developments this week suggest there’s at least a chance more things could pop up with the Penn State coach.

Nick Saban went out of his way to praise the Big Ten and made sure he was quoted doing so during a stop in Ohio.

Get to know one of Ohio State’s most valuable weapons on the recruiting trail — a graphic designer.

Part of the apparent down cycle for the Big Ten can be traced to the ups and downs of the 2010 recruiting classes across the league. Sam McKewon takes a detailed look at the hits and misses.

A former Rutgers wide receiver is trying to make an impact elsewhere in the league, and Miles Shuler appears to be on track to give Northwestern a boost on offense.

Wisconsin would have preferred to keep its director of football operations, but now it will have to move quickly to fill a very important job to Gary Andersen.

The 2013 signing class is already starting to fill out the depth chart at Iowa.

Former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel is scheduled for a public forum at Akron in his bid for the school’s presidency.

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