Big Ten Football: Wednesday Morning One-Liners

Sean MartinCorrespondent IOctober 20, 2010

ANN ARBOR, MI - OCTOBER 09: Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio and Michigan head coach Rich Rodriguez meet prior to the start of the game October 9, 2010 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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Cornerback and returner Terry Hawthorne is now completely healthy for Illinois.

The biggest question mark for Indiana is its offensive line.

Iowa will be taking on its “conference twin” this weekend.

Michigan head coach Rich Rodriguez says that Vince Lombardi could not fix the Wolverines’ defense.

This weekend will feature Michigan State taking on Northwestern in the Spartans’ first real road game. I smell a Dan Persa-led upset chalked full of pass completions.

I do not care if these do not qualify as sexy picks, but this list of five candidates to fill the Minnesota head coaching spot is justified.

Everyone at Northwestern knows what a challenge No. 8 Michigan State poses.

Two defensive starters will be out for Ohio State for at least this weekend’s game against Purdue.

Defensive end Sean Stanley was held out of Penn State’s previous two games for an unknown reason. The issue has now surfaced and reared its green, sticky head[ie].

There are three unbeaten teams in the Big Ten: Iowa, Michigan State and…Purdue?

After defeating No. 1 Ohio State, Wisconsin will be hitting the road. (Any losses the Badgers suffer from here will not only hurt themselves, but will also hurt Ohio State and the entire Big Ten when it comes to “the computers.”)