Rise and shine, friends. Here's what's going down in the Big Ten today.
—Storm Klein's lawyer, Larry James, told the Columbus Dispatch that his client would be "exonerated with an exclamation point" after basically admitting that Klein committed domestic violence against his ex-girlfriend.
Worth reiterating here: Defense lawyers are never paid to be reasonable. They are paid to defend their client, both publicly and in court, facts be damned. Have we forgotten the lessons of Joe Amendola so soon?
—NCAA 13 was released at midnight last night, so if you're one of the type who went and got it right then and there and then stayed up to play, first of all, luckyyyyy. Enjoy your hangover. Second of all, if you didn't stay up all night, Bleacher Report's Adam Kramer simulated the entire season already.
Spoiler alert: Purdue won the title! (...No, it did not.)
—Bill O'Brien told the Boston Herald that he doesn't regret taking the Penn State job even with the continuing negative press surrounding the program, saying that, “No one here is in denial, but we weren’t here" when the scandal hit.
First, of course O'Brien's not unprofessional enough to say he regrets taking the job. Second, he has a chance to help restore honor to a historically great program. What's to regret about that, especially two months before he even coaches his first game?
—Per the Detroit Free Press, Michigan AD Dave Brandon and coach Brady Hoke both lauded the program's rigorously enforced drug policy, which states, "No student-athlete will use any illicit drug or abuse prescribed drugs or alcoholic beverages."
We skimmed that at first and read it as saying "No student athlete will use any [...] alcoholic beverages," and lord knows that ain't true. But jokes aside, they take drugs seriously at Michigan, for better or worse. Probably better.