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It's Not Plagiarism If You Link To It: BTN Mock Drafts, The Defensive Line And The Gator Bowl

haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaallelujah! Amen. Mandatory Credit: Reid Compton-US PRESSWIRE
haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaallelujah! Amen. Mandatory Credit: Reid Compton-US PRESSWIRE

THE BIG TEN NETWORK HAS WRITERS MOCK DRAFTING BIG TEN FOOTBALL PLAYERS. Montee Ball and Denard Robinson are the first and second players taken in the mock draft. James Vandenberg makes the list of first rounders. He's the last player chosen at #12. Note the seventh pick as the Nebraska homer goes with Taylor Martinez.

Nebraska writer Brian Christopherson went Hawkeyes in the second round grabbing Keenan Davis. Keenan is the second wide receiver taken in the second round. Teddy Greenstein drafted Roy Roundtree just the pick before. Teddy Greenjeans now has Kain Colter and Roundtree.

WE ARE NOT LAST! WE ARE NOT LAST! ESPN Big Ten blogger Brian Bennett continues to rank Big Ten team units. This time it's the defensive line and Iowa comes in at #9 here. The Hawkeyes have a lot of work to do and surprisingly Bennett ranks them ahead of Northwestern, Indiana and Minnesota. But wait, that's not great company.

THE STAR TRIBUNE WANTS US TO REMEMBER WHO HAS FLOYD. Phil Miller likes Jerry Kill's progress at Minnesota. He asked Big Ten coaches what they thought about Kill. Ferentz tells Miller he is a tremendous coach. There's also some reflection on how the Gophers got to keep the pig.

BOOK YOUR ROOMS IN JACKSONVILLE. Okay, it's titled a "way too early look at bowl predictions." Scott Dochterman slots Iowa in the Gator Bowl against Arkansas. Doc has Michigan State in the Rose and Nebraska in the Fiesta. Remember, the Big Ten now has two teams not eligible this season.

IOWA HAS PINK LOCKER ROOMS? It was a tradition started by Hayden Fry. The opponents are soothed by the color pink and they try and focus on beating the Hawkeyes. That's the idea anyway. Yahoo Sports believes Iowa's unique urinals are a college football tradition that's stood the test of time.

THE BTN WILL DEDICATE A SHOW TO EACH BIG TEN FOOTBALL TEAM THIS AUGUST. Iowa is first on their list as they will broadcast a special campus tour program on August 11th. Typically the cast gets a sneak peak peek at practice and offers their insights to how Iowa's upcoming season will go down.

IOWA GETS A KEY PART OF ITS DEFENSIVE LINE NEXT WEEK. Dominic Alvis tore an ACL last season and missed spring practice. He's healthy and ready to begin his junior season at defensive end. Alvis brings experience to a position full of underclassmen. He's added 10 pounds and hopes to stay at 265.

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