Rise and shine, friends. Here's what's going down in the Big Ten today.
Christian Bryant is trying to solidify a spot at starting safety, according to the Columbus Dispatch, and he's looking forward to bringing physicality and hard-working attitude to the position. OSU's got three guys that can step in and start at safety in Bryant, Orhian Johnson and C.J. Barnett. This position battle will be one of the most interesting of the spring.
Michigan safety Josh Furman is suspended from the team following an arrest for domestic violence, assault and breaking and entering. That sounds really bad. Furman's attorney expects the case to be dismissed, though, mainly because the two women involved in the case want the charges dropped and say Furman did nothing wrong. BONUS: one of them pulled a dreadlock off Furman's head, and now you have no appetite.
Nebraska's Micah Kreikemeier has shifted to middle linebacker, where there's already a logjam with Will Compton leading the charge, and former running back Brandon Heard is settling in nicely at cornerback. Also, walk-on Kenny Anderson has switched from DE to DT. Although none of these guys are likely to see a ton of playing time in 2012 unless there are injuries—plural—in front of them, they'll be getting plenty of reps at the spring game.
The Nittany Lions Den has five suggestions for improving Beaver Stadium (because if there's one stadium that needs to be improved, it's Penn State's? Okay then). Most of the suggestions are reasonable enough, but WiFi?
Regardless of whether the athletic director said it was coming, please realize this: Logistically, it is somewhere between "exorbitantly expensive" and "flat-out impossible" to bring that type of service to a stadium of over 107,000 people. Do not ever expect this at a stadium.
Bret Bielema talked about the recruiting process with Maryland transfer QB Danny O'Brien and what led to Wisconsin bringing him in. Two factors here: First, Bielema felt that O'Brien was a good fit in the program, and also all the Wisconsin quarterbacks are dropping like flies. It's a little disconcerting.