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Best of Week 9: Who's on upset alert now? Read that & more

With Jerry Kill gone from Minnesota, the Gophers take on Michigan for the Little Brown Jug. BTN's Tom Dienhart takes his weekly look at the best of Saturday's games complete with an upset alert, best coaching matchup, player on the spot, and more.

Writers' poll (Halloween edition): Big Ten's scariest football player is ...

In honor of Halloween this Saturday, who is the scariest player in the Big Ten? I asked some esteemed and sage members of the Big Ten media corps. Read what they told me, then you tell me: Who would scare you the most among all Big Ten football players? Brian Bennett, ESPN.com: Ohio State’s Joey Bosa. He just keeps coming and coming, like Jason Voorhees or the Terminator, and he haunts the dreams of offensive tackles like Freddy Krueger. Mike Griffith, Mlive.com: Michigan State’s Malik McDowell is a 6-6, 285-pound destroyer. He is a Freshman All-American and the best nose tackle in

Big Ten links: More retrospectives on Jerry Kill's football career

News of Jerry Kill’s abrupt retirement stirred the Big Ten yesterday. It was a sad day for college football, as the sport lost one of its good guys. Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer Press has a look at how Kill was struggling with his medications. And here is a good look back at Kill’s three-decade career. He was one of the best on many levels and will be missed. We all wish him good health and a happy life. But how will this impact the program he leaves behind? Can Minnesota retain the momentum Kill has started? [MORE:

Watch this incredible 'sketched' Iowa football hype video

There are good hype videos. There are great hype videos. And then there is this hype video, which YouTube user Jimmy Feeney remade into an incredible “sketched” style. [ MORE: Week 9 previews | Week 9 schedule | Polls: Pick Week 9 winners | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Hear your coach’s teleconference | Big Ten paces Power 5 in bowl teams | Latest polls | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats ] Iowa Football’s Twitter account, @HawkeyeFootball, tweeted out a mid-season hype video on Saturday during the team’s bye week. On Sunday, Feeney published the

Video: Watch Big Ten stars dress head coaches for Halloween

Sometimes the best and most entertaining content from Big Ten media days comes weeks, if not months, after the actual event. [ MORE: Week 9 previews | Week 9 schedule | Polls: Pick Week 9 winners | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Hear your coach’s teleconference | Big Ten paces Power 5 in bowl teams | Latest polls | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats ] Big Ten Football Media Days was July 30-31 in Chicago, and on Tuesday, four days before Halloween, CBS Sports shared a fantastic topical video feature from the annual summer event.

Dienhart: Jerry Kill was one of game's best coaches, people

I shouldn’t have been surprised to see the e-mail. But, I still was caught off guard. There it was, glowing on my computer screen: “University of Minnesota head football coach Jerry Kill announced this morning that he is retiring from his position effective immediately due to health reasons.”

Photo: You see this recreation of Michigan State's win at Michigan?

Wild sports plays get special treatment these days in the age of social media. [ MORE: Week 9 previews | Week 9 schedule | Polls: Pick Week 9 winners | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Hear your coach’s teleconference | Big Ten paces Power 5 in bowl teams | Latest polls | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats ] There haven’t been many wilder plays, in any sport, than the ending to the Michigan State-Michigan game a couple weeks ago. You know the play, by now. If not, Michigan punter Blake O’Neill mishandled the snap on