Rise and shine, friends. Here's what's going down in the Big Ten today.
Urban Meyer was talking about his newfound appreciation for working a sustainable workday instead of wearing himself out at the Chik-Fil-A Leadercast (note: now I am hungry) this morning, and he put it thusly: "Don't become 'that guy' who puts career over family."
'That Guy'-ness is a scourge that plagues American society today. To see Urban Meyer come out so forcefully against it, well...it just gives me hope for the future.
To the victors go the spoils, and with that Michigan State was more than happy to announce that new sales of season tickets for the 2012 season were suspended yesterday. MSU also announced that the new high-definition video boards will be in place by August 1, meaning there shouldn't be any kinks in the system when Boise State comes to town in the season-opener. Whoa, that's less than four months away.
Penn State has several true freshmen that could play right away, says Bob Flounders of the Patriot-News. You would think—nay, you would hope—that WR Eugene Lewis is a lock to be one. Lewis was the top-rated recruit of the 2012 class and PSU is grievously thin at wideout this year.
Jim Delany wants to give playoff spots to conference champions with a minimum ranking in his ideal BCS playoff structure. Well, no, wait. His ideal BCS playoff takes place entirely at the Rose Bowl, replaces every conference name with some sort of vague superlative like "Great Guys" or "Paragons" and includes some sort of written exam so we can finally get these SEC guys off the field.
Despite being a seventh-round pick, David Molk fills a position of need at center for the San Diego Chargers, so the former Michigan All-American center could be on the field sooner rather than later.