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Big Ten links: Kill 'hopeful & positive' Gophers make Claeys head coach

In Friday's Big Ten news headlines, former Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill says on the radio that he is "hopeful and positive" that interim head coach Tracy Claeys will be given the job permanently. Also, could Michigan State be in trouble vs. Nebraska? How talented is Michigan's Jabril Peppers? And what will Cardale Jones do now that's he's the starting quarterback at Ohio State again? Catch up on all of these stories and more.


Big Ten links: Why no midwest sites for future College Football Championships?

On Wednesday, BTN's Dave Revsine talked to Bill Hancock, College Football Playoff Executive Director, an they discussed the new championship sites, the latest rankings and more. Also, Pat Forde has news on Purdue's Darrell Hazell while Michigan State's offensive line appears to be healthier. What's sparked the improvement in Penn State's Christian Hackenberg lately? And Michigan expects Jake Rudock to play this weekend.

Big Ten links: Braxton Miller to be backup QB, Leonte Carroo & more

With J.T. Barrett suspended for this week’s Minnesota game, Braxton Miller will back up Cardale Jones. What are reasonable expectations for Miller? The gang at debates it in this video. Don’t be shocked if Miller takes some snaps. I sure as heck would use him under center. He’s the most dynamic weapon in the nation. *** has a good look at some interesting numbers surrounding Michigan State. And here’s an interesting one: The Spartans haven’t lost a Big Ten road game in three years. MSU last lost a Big Ten road game on Oct. 20, 2012, at Michigan.


Big Ten links: J.T. Barrett reaction, Michigan offense & more

So, J.T. Barrett will forfeit his scholarship? On Monday, Urban Meyer said that Barrett would have to complete counseling through the school and would also forfeit his scholarship for a term. But, Barrett will remain a captain. OK. I guess I don’t see the connection with getting arrested for OWI and having your scholarship revoked. Seems unprecedented for such a transgression in all my years in the business. Interesting. *** Did Purdue have a breakthrough win vs. Nebraska? The great Pete DiPrimio of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel checks it out. “It will certainly help,” Darrell Hazell said. And then, “From

Oct 31, 2015; Madison, WI, USA; Wisconsin Badgers running back Corey Clement (6) rushes for a touchdown during the first quarter against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Big Ten links: Corey Clement's return, Purdue's win & much more

It was great to see Corey Clement back on the field. And, he looked good vs. Rutgers. He will be an NFL player—at least that’s his plan. After rushing 11 times for 115 yards and three touchdowns Saturday against Rutgers, Clement intimated the NFL remains an option after this season and he will eventually discuss the matter with head coach Paul Chryst. “Who knows at the end of this year who brings what to the table?” he said. “I’ve still got to talk to coach Chryst and he’ll tell me if it is a good idea or not. But at

Big Ten links: 1 QB out, 1 WR questionable & a great Jerry Kill story

Nebraska QB Tommy Armstrong Jr. is out for Saturday, so who steps in? What does Northwestern need to do in the bye week? Tom Izzo has high praise for a new big man - high, high praise. And did you read this story about how Jerry Kill's generosity with children suffering from seizures changed one boy's life? Tom Dienhart gives you one more spin around the Big Ten headlines on this Friday before Week 9 games kick off Saturday.

Jerry Kill

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:

Big Ten links: C.J. Beathard's health, Illinois playmakers & more

Well, this isn’t ideal. Iowa’s C.J. Beathard still isn’t 100 percent as Maryland comes to Iowa City. Chad Leistikow of says Beathard led now-No. 10 Iowa to a 40-10 win at Northwestern on Oct. 17 despite an injury to his right groin that limited his mobility. On his last snap in that win, early in the fourth quarter, Beathard was knocked to the ground by Northwestern safety Godwin Igwebuike and was very slow to get up and return to the Iowa sideline. “I think I’m a lot healthier. It was hurting after the Northwestern game,” Beathard said. “Luckily, we

Oct 17, 2015; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh reacts to a call in the fourth quarter against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Big Ten links: Jim Harbaugh quote, Nebraska struggles & more

What-if scenarios? Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh isn’t interested in them after that brutal loss to Michigan State. “I’m not into the ‘if this, if that’ type of scenarios,” Harbaugh said Monday. “If worms had machine guns then birds (would) be scared of them. “We’re looking to (define) our season over the next number of games that we play.” What did Harbaugh say? Worms? Machine guns? Never change, Jim Harbaugh. Never. Change. *** J.T. Barrett looked pretty good in his first 2015 start. How did he keep a starter’s mentality while backing up Cardale Jones? has a good look at Barrett.

Oct 24, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions wide receiver Chris Godwin (12) falls into the end zone after catching a pass for a touchdown against the the Maryland Terrapins at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Big Ten links: Penn State receivers, Nebraska struggles & more

The great Mike Griffith thinks Michigan State’s win vs. Indiana sent a statement about the Spartans’ title hopes. “We’re 8-0,” coach Mark Dantonio said. “We’ve got an opportunity to be off and not practice for a week, regain ourselves in terms of our health, and move forward.” It hasn’t always been pretty. How ugly has it been? Four of the Spartans’ victories this season come down to the final possession. “The bottom line is we know how to win, (and) we’ve learned how to win close games,” said Dantonio, whose program has won seven straight times in games decided by