Big Ten Power Rankings: Week Five (First and Big Ten): I had written this team off before the season even started and was steering the "Fire Bill Lynch" bandwagon. But I was wrong.
Can Willis do it again vs. OSU? (The News-Sentinel)
Willis says he understands the importance of consistency, of practicing hard every day and playing with a sense of urgency. But he says he wasn’t surprised that he out-ran the Wolverines. He’d done that sort of thing in high school. He was confident, when he broke into the Michigan secondary, nobody would catch him.
IU must contend with OSU's stifling defense (The Journal Gazette)
Bill Lynch and his offensive coaching staff tried to find a weakness while reviewing film of Ohio State’s defense. They came up empty.
Buckeyes, Hoosiers arrive at meeting on different paths (The Lantern)
"It will be critical for us as we go on the road now as you look back having that experience of going to Cleveland and playing Toledo away from Ohio Stadium," Tressel said. "The fact that we’ve been on the road and been elsewhere and traveled and gotten through all those experiences [hopefully will serve us]."
Indiana's Lynch, Chappell share Bloomington bond (ESPN)
But Lynch and Chappell have a truly unique connection, one that stretches back more than a decade in the town they both now call home -- Bloomington, Ind. When Chappell was five and six years old, he played basketball with Lynch's youngest son, Kevin. At the time, Bill Lynch served as Indiana's quarterbacks coach.
Indiana seeing lots of red (zone) work this week (Dayton Daily News)
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana quarterback Ben Chappell is seeing red. From the missed opportunities at Michigan to the second-half struggles earlier this season, Chappell knows that if the Hoosiers are going to reach a bowl game this season they need one big fix: Touchdowns in the red zone.
Big Ten preview: Can it be even better? (FOX Sports on MSN)
Will Indiana take the next step back to respectability with the addition of a six-man recruiting class to go along with Georgetown transfer Jeremiah Rivers? The Hoosiers were circled on everyone's schedule last season as a sure-fire victory, but Tom Crean's team should be more competitive this year with a strong freshman class.
What Do You Want To See On Saturday? – Indiana edition (The Buckeye Battle Cry)
When the not-at-all-obsessed-with-IU wing of the Purdue blogosphere and the paste-eating wing of the otherwise excellent Ohio State blogosphere join forces, look out. The always-overestimated OSU contingent may not cooperate with the (presumed, but unconfirmed) hope for a good aerial photo of the expanded Memorial Stadium. Fortunately, about 90 percent of the low-rent troglodytes who typically make the trip from Ohio to Bloomington will have to hock their computers for gas money and a new nut necklace, so I don't think word is going to get out.