Big Ten Football Morning Coffee: Take a Bow, Ohio State Fans
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Rise and shine, friends. Here's what's going down in the Big Ten today.
- Bob Hunter writes that not only did Ohio State have the biggest crowd in the nation for its spring game this year, the distance it put between itself and almost every other school out there was massive; Texas was fourth overall at roughly 46,000 fans—which is great—but that's a good 35,000 fans lower than Ohio State's 81,112. Well played, Buckeye fans.
- Penn State's recruiting strategies seem to have shifted, as the staff is reaching out to previous quarterback prospects even with a solid verbal from top signal-caller Christian Hackenberg in hand. Tim Tolley thinks this may be related to a possible transfer; there's no indication that Hackenberg is wavering his commitment.
- On Wednesday, former Michigan safety Marcus Ray opened up to the Detroit Free Press about his battles with suicidal depression after his football career ended. Ray, 35, gained over 100 pounds after his Wolverine career ended, and he attended counseling for 40 weeks. It's good that he shared his story. His story isn't unique, not by a long shot, but football players are usually brought up to think that sort of thing doesn't happen. It does, and that's okay.
- Michigan State has three players in Mel Kiper's Top 25 for the draft class of 2013, including cornerback Johnny Adams at No. 14. Will Gholston comes in three spots below that, which seems low. It's also worth pointing out that at this point before his 2008 senior season, Curtis Painter was the top quarterback on Kiper's board; Painter was eventually a seventh-round pick. In conclusion: what Mel Kiper says in May is not exactly gospel.
- Gophers defensive tackle Ra'Shede Hageman was arrested overnight for disorderly conduct. According to a team spokesman, Hageman was taken into custody after trying to break up a fight on campus. Hageman is still trying to get on the field with regularity after his first few years under Tim Brewster were fraught with academic problems and position changes. Stop us if you've heard that one before, Minnesota fans.
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