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Monday, November 29, 2010

Buckeye Monday - All Big Ten Teams Announced





2010 All-Big Ten Conference Football TeamAs selected by CONFERENCE COACHES
FIRST TEAM OFFENSE SECOND TEAM
Dan Persa, Northwestern Quarterback Scott Tolzien, Wisconsin
Mikel Leshoure, Illinois Running Back Evan Royster, Penn State
Dan Herron, Ohio State Running Back John Clay, Wisconsin
Tandon Doss, Indiana* Receiver Marvin McNutt, Iowa#
Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, Iowa* Receiver
Dane Sanzenbacher, Ohio State*
David Molk, Michigan Center Mike Brewster, Ohio State
Stefen Wisniewski, Penn State Guard Julian Vandervelde, Iowa
John Moffitt, Wisconsin Guard Justin Boren, Ohio State
Mike Adams, Ohio State Tackle Riley Reiff, Iowa
Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin Tackle D.J. Young, Michigan State
Lance Kendricks, Wisconsin Tight End Allen Reisner, Iowa
Dan Conroy, Michigan State Kicker Derek Dimke, Illinois

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE SECOND TEAM
Adrian Clayborn, Iowa Line Corey Liuget, Illinois
Cameron Heyward, Ohio State Line Karl Klug, Iowa
Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue Line Mike Martin, Michigan
J.J. Watt, Wisconsin Line Ollie Ogbu, Penn State
Greg Jones, Michigan State Linebacker Martez Wilson, Illinois
Ross Homan, Ohio State Linebacker Jeremiha Hunter, Iowa
Brian Rolle, Ohio State Linebacker Eric Gordon, Michigan State
Shaun Prater, Iowa Defensive Back Brett Greenwood, Iowa*
Tyler Sash, Iowa Defensive Back Johnny Adams, Michigan State*
Chimdi Chekwa, Ohio State Defensive Back Trenton Robinson, Michigan State*
Jermale Hines, Ohio State Defensive Back Chris L. Rucker, Michigan State*
Aaron Henry, Wisconsin*
Anthony Santella, Illinois Punter Aaron Bates, Michigan State

HONORABLE MENTION: ILLINOIS: Jeff Allen, Nate Bussey, Trulon Henry, Graham Pocic, Tavon Wilson; INDIANA: Damarlo Belcher, James Brewer, Mitch Ewald; IOWA: Christian Ballard, Mike Daniels, Adam Robinson, Ryan Donahue; MICHIGAN: Denard Robinson, Stephen Schilling; MICHIGAN STATE: Edwin Baker, Kirk Cousins, Mark Dell, Joel Foreman, Charlie Gantt, Marcus Hyde, Jerel Worthy; MINNESOTA: D.J. Burris; NORTHWESTERN: Drake Dunsmore, Jeremy Ebert, Brian Peters; OHIO STATE: Devin Barclay, DeVier Posey, Terrelle Pryor, John Simon; PENN STATE: Quinn Barham, Chris Colasanti, D’Anton Lynn, Derek Moye; PURDUE: Ricardo Allen, Dwayne Beckford, Carson Wiggs; WISCONSIN: Montee Ball, Niles Brinkley, Antonio Fenelus, Peter Konz, Bill Nagy, Blake Sorensen, Mike Taylor, Ricky Wagner, Philip Welch, James White, Kevin

Zeitler.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Denard Robinson, Michigan
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR: Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR: Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: James White, Wisconsin

Big Ten Sportsmanship Award Honorees: Tavon Wilson, ILL; Tyler Replogle, IND; Ricky Stanzi, IOWA; Mark Moundros, MICH; Kirk Cousins, MSU; Jon Hoese, MINN; Corbin Bryant, NU; Bryant Browning, OSU; Brett Brackett, PSU; Ryan Kerrigan, PUR; Scott Tolzien, WIS.

* Additional honorees due to ties
# Second team reduced by one due to additional first-team honoree

2010 All-Big Ten Conference Football TeamAs selected by CONFERENCE MEDIA
FIRST TEAM OFFENSE SECOND TEAM
Denard Robinson, Michigan Quarterback Dan Persa, Northwestern
Mikel Leshoure, Illinois Running Back John Clay, Wisconsin
Edwin Baker, Michigan State Running Back James White, Wisconsin
Jeremy Ebert, Northwestern Receiver Tandon Doss, Indiana
Dane Sanzenbacher, Ohio State Receiver Roy Roundtree, Michigan
Mike Brewster, Ohio State Center David Molk, Michigan
Justin Boren, Ohio State Guard Julian Vandervelde, Iowa
John Moffitt, Wisconsin Guard Stefen Wisniewski, Penn State
Mike Adams, Ohio State Tackle Jeff Allen, Illinois
Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin Tackle Riley Reiff, Iowa
Lance Kendricks, Wisconsin Tight End Charlie Gantt, Michigan State
Dan Conroy, Michigan State Kicker Devin Barclay, Ohio State
FIRST TEAM DEFENSE SECOND TEAM
Adrian Clayborn, Iowa Line Corey Liuget, Illinois
Cameron Heyward, Ohio State Line Karl Klug, Iowa
Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue Line Vince Browne, Northwestern
J.J. Watt, Wisconsin Line Kawann Short, Purdue
Martez Wilson, Illinois Linebacker Jonas Mouton, Michigan
Greg Jones, Michigan State Linebacker Eric Gordon, Michigan State
Brian Rolle, Ohio State Linebacker Ross Homan, Ohio State
Shaun Prater, Iowa Defensive Back Marcus Hyde, Michigan State
Tyler Sash, Iowa Defensive Back Brian Peters, Northwestern
Chimdi Chekwa, Ohio State Defensive Back Jermale Hines, Ohio State
Antonio Fenelus, Wisconsin Defensive Back Ricardo Allen, Purdue
Aaron Bates, Michigan State Punter Anthony Santella, Illinois

HONORABLE MENTION: ILLINOIS: Nate Bussey, Derek Dimke, Trulon Henry, Graham Pocic, Tavon Wilson; INDIANA: Ted Bolser, Ben Chappell, Damarlo Belcher, James Brewer, Tyler Replogle; IOWA: Christian Ballard, Mike Daniels, Brett Greenwood, Jeremiha Hunter, Micah Hyde, Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, Marvin McNutt, Allen Reisner, Adam Robinson, Ryan Donahue; MICHIGAN: Jordan Kovacs, Mike Martin, Stephen Schilling; MICHIGAN STATE: Johnny Adams, Kirk Cousins, B.J. Cunningham, Mark Dell, Joel Foreman, Trenton Robinson, Chris L. Rucker, Jerel Worthy, D.J. Young; MINNESOTA: D.J. Burris, Troy Stoudermire, Gary Tinsley; NORTHWESTERN: Corbin Bryant, Drake Dunsmore, Jordan Mabin, Al Netter; OHIO STATE: Dan Herron, DeVier Posey, Terrelle Pryor, John Simon; PENN STATE: Drew Astorino, Quinn Barham, Chris Colasanti, D’Anton Lynn, Derek Moye, Ollie Ogbu, Evan Royster, Devon Still, Collin Wagner; PURDUE: Kyle Adams, Peters Drey, Dennis Kelly, Ken Plue, Cody Webster, Carson Wiggs; WISCONSIN: Montee Ball, Aaron Henry, Peter Konz, Blake Sorensen, Mike Taylor, Scott Tolzien, Ricky Wagner, Philip Welch, Kevin Zeitler.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Denard Robinson, Michigan
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: James White, Wisconsin
DAVE McCLAIN COACH OF THE YEAR: Mark Dantonio, Michigan State




10 Things We Learned From A Seventh-Straight Win over Michigan
By Brandon Castel

I love these! Brandon is spot on again!


COLUMBUS, Ohio — It was all Buckeyes Saturday as they captured their sixth straight Big Ten title with a seventh straight win over Michigan.
Jim Tressel’s team is likely BCS bound this January, but there was plenty to be learned from Saturday’s 37-7 victory over the Wolverines.

1. You can’t help your team from the sideline. Having finally gotten a chance to see Denard Robinson up close, there’s no denying how explosive he can be. The Wolverines weren’t able to do much of anything, including catch the ball, when Robinson wasn’t making the plays himself. He’s fast, he’s quick, he has good vision and he deserves to be the player of the year in the Big Ten because without him Michigan would have lost eight or nine games. The OSU defensive players came away impressed with his ability, and if he had stayed in the game the Wolverines might have had a change to put up some points in the second half.
Only Robinson wasn’t in the game. For the 10th time in 12 games, he was forced to the sideline with an injury. This time it was dislocated fingers on his non-throwing hand. Typically that wouldn’t shut down one of the best quarterbacks in the country, but Rich Rodriguez said he likes to carry the ball in that hand. Great player, but you can’t help your team from the sideline.

2. Pryor beat Michigan with his arm. After missing 2-3 days of throwing during practice, Pryor looked off on his first two series. As a result, it took the Buckeyes more than 12 minutes to pick up a first down, but once they did, things started to get rolling. The Wolverines were committing eight or nine to the box in the first half in order to take away Ohio State’s running game and force Pryor to beat them with his arm. It was the same philosophy Oregon used in the Rose Bowl, and it worked, as Boom Herron was held to -1 yards rushing on five carries in the first half.
The problem is, Pryor eventually found some rhythm. Either that, or Michigan started leaving guys so wide open that he couldn’t miss. Despite the bruised shoulder, Pryor finished the half 15-of-21 passing for 196 and two touchdowns. He blew his chance at a third touchdown pass when he was intercepted near the goal line by UM safety Jordan Kovacs. It was his ability to make them pay for loading up the box, however, that allowed Ohio State to have running room in the second half.


3. That was not a good football team. Michigan fans can fool themselves all they want into thinking this was a good football team, but their improvement from last year to this season has been minimal. They are bowl eligible for the first time under Rich Rodriguez, but that is really a bit of a fa├žade. The Wolverines could have easily lost games to Indiana and Illinois, which would make them 5-7 on the season instead of 7-5. It would also make them 1-7 in the Big Ten. Their offensive fire-power worked against Big East-caliber teams like UConn and Notre Dame, but it simply isn’t good enough just to have a great offense in the Big Ten. It also doesn’t help that the offense didn’t show up in the first half of most of their big games.

4. Seniors led the way. There has been a lot of talk about the junior class of Terrelle Pryor, DeVier Posey, Mike Brewster and the rest of that heralded class. It was the seniors, however, who really led this group. There’s a reason this team had six captains this year and all of them were seniors. The senior class had a big day against Michigan, and they have been the lifeblood of this football team. Offensively, Dane Sanzenbacher had three catches and a touchdown, Taurian Washington had a big 13-yard catch on third down and Justin Boren got his second win over Michigan. Defensively, the Buckeyes had four seniors lead the team with eight tackles—Chimdi Chekwa, Ross Homan, Brian Rolle and Jermale Hines. Fellow seniors Cam Heyward and Devon Torrence each finished with six tackles as the Buckeyes held Michigan to 30 points below their season average.

5. Sanzenbacher will be missed. He didn’t rewrite the record books or make weekly Sportscenter highlights with his playmaking abilities, but Dane Sanzenbacher will be remembered. He will be remembered for his great route-running, his toughness and most importantly for his fantastic hands. "The Great Dane” had three more catches for 71 yards and a touchdown Saturday against Michigan. He now has 52 catches for 889yards and 10 touchdowns this season. More importantly, he has been the team’s most reliable weapon in the passing game all season. A guy like that is impossible to replace.



6. Jermale Hines has a future at the next level. Of all the players who stood out defensively Saturday, it was impossible not to notice Jermale Hines. One of the steady forces on the OSU defense all season, Hines saved his best game for Senior Day. He was all over the field making plays in the run game and the pass game. Along with his eight tackles, Hines had two big pass breakups in the red zone and a number of big hits that jarred passes loose. He was a force on the back end of the defense and settled down the play of an often erratic secondary. After playing the “Star” position the last two years, Hines has earned himself some cash playing the traditional safety spot this season. This is a guy who play at the next level for a while.
7. Travis Howard is going to be a player. The Buckeyes are going to lose both of their starting corners after the bowl game, and they really haven’t done a great job stocking the cupboards with talent. They lost both Eugene Clifford and James Scott to transfers, but did add a transfer of their own in former Florida State corner Dionte Allen. He will be a senior next season and will likely be battling younger guys for the No. 2 corner spot behind Howard. In the last three games, Howard has two interceptions and a fumble recovery. He already might be the team’s best cover corner, and the Buckeyes actually added a dime package to their defense to get him on the field. He is not much of a tackler and doesn’t bring a physical presence like a Devon Torrence, but he is long and athletic.

8. Little guy made the biggest play. Ohio State won this game by 30 points, but there was a time when it looked like it might be a highly-contested battle. Despite struggling early, the Buckeyes led 10-0 in the first half, but only because Michigan’s offense had shot itself in the foot on two trips to the red zone. The Wolverines drove down the field and third time and punched it in to make it a 10-7 game. That’s when Jim Tressel challenged return man Jordan Hall to flip the momentum.
The 5-9 tailback grabbed the ensuing kickoff and darted down the left sideline. He got great blocks from Zach Boren, Jaamal Berry and Jamie Wood on his way to the end zone for an 85 yard touchdown and just like that it was 17-7 and the will of Michigan had been all but broken.


9. Herron joins the list of Michigan-killers. Even with Boom Herron’s success this season, few people would have expected him to post the third-highest rushing total by a Buckeye in the history of the Ohio State-Michigan game. No one in their right mind would have expected it after he ran five times for -1 yards in the first half. But all that passing by Pryor in the first half opened to the door for Herron to have a big second half. He busted off a 32-yard touchdown run to open the third quarter and followed it on the next drive with a 98-yard touchdown run. The play was changed to 89 yards after a questionable holding call on Sanzenbacher, but it still tied the longest play from scrimmage in Ohio State history. He finished with 175 yards on 22 carries, the third highest total ever by an OSU player against Michigan.

10. Don’t trust Nike. Hall and Dane Sanzenbacher may have gotten away with it on their touchdowns, but Herron and DeVier Posey were blasted with 15-yard celebration penalties on theirs. What are we talking about? Herron and Posey were flagged for flashing their gloves at the crowd. What’s wrong with that? Well Nike went ahead and put half of a block O on each palm so that together they formed a full block O. Jim Tressel even displayed this “cool” feature to his team when they saw the alternate jerseys. So ultimately just looking goofy wasn’t the only crime Nike committed against Ohio State.

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