Reviewing the best of Tuesday's Big Ten Football Media Day
Day Two of Big Ten Media Day came and went, but not before I was able to chronicle the Best of Tuesday, from best bow tie to best socks.
I did Monday over here. Let’s get to Tuesday.
And then let’s get on with the football practice, the tailgating, and the real games.
Best bow tie: Dimitric Camiel. The big fella looked dapper in his bow tie, the only player on Tuesday who dared to wear one. The Hoosier offensive tackle fessed that he even tied it himself, learning how to do so by watching a YouTube video. I like this guy. Oh, and then there was his suit liner. Check out for yourself!
It also was revealed that the bow tie Purdue wideout DeAngelo Yancey wore yesterday was a … clip-on.
Best tie: Wisconsin running back Dare Ogunbowale was wearing a paisley tie. I can’t recall the last time I saw a paisley tie. I think I have a few in my closet that I will pull out. I also loved the jet black tie that Ohio State linebacker Raekwon McMillan was wearing. You don’t seem them too often. Or, at least I don’t. Even if I didn’t like it, there was no way I was gonna tell a guy who could be the top linebacker in the Big Ten.
Best suit: Got to go with Vince Biegel. The Wisconsin linebacker was donning an off-white suit with a contrasting red tie. He looked like he stepped out of the pages of GQ.
Best hair: The coif of Ohio State center Pat Elflein was impressive. I’m not sure how to describe, but it included a big swoop that even Conan O’Brien could appreciate. I’m glad Elflein came back to school so we could enjoy this hair-do.
Best speaker: Sometimes, Indiana coach Kevin Wilson can ramble, but I love his energy. He’s a fast-talker with a fast-rising program who knows what it takes to win in Bloomington.
You can tell the guy just loves football. Everything about him emotes football. The best may be yet to come.
Most popular: Like yesterday, this one was easy. Jim Harbaugh stole the show on Monday; Ohio State boss Urban Meyer was the star on Tuesday. Hard to believe this will be Meyer’s fifth season in Columbus.
The media is fascinated to see how Meyer and Co. will fill gaps on a roster that saw 12 players get drafted in April. Is this really a rebuilding year? Really? Do the Buckeyes ever rebuild? Regardless, Meyer faced an army of microphones.
Best interview: Ogunbowale told his story at the Big Ten media luncheon. And, it’s a great story if you haven’t heard it. He is a thoughtful young man whose maturity belies his years. It’s fellas like this who make me proud to be a human being. So centered, so focused, so determined. Ogunbowale has a bright future in whatever he chooses to do.
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