P.J. Fleck held court at the Big Ten Media Day and held reporters attention for nearly an hour. During his media scrum, he covered why he shaved off his hair, the influence Jim Harbaugh has had on him, how he connects with his players, some of the big moments he’s had at Minnesota in his leadership course, and he explained why he turned down the NFL to coach at Ohio State.
David Blough chatted with me at Big Ten Media Day about what he learned at the Manning Passing Academy this summer, why the Elite11 camp was so influential on him, how mission trips have made an impact on the forming the man he’s trying to become and he shared a great story of how he connected with Coach Brohm.
Kyle Lowry is spending time this summer in Africa with Basketball Without Borders. He talked with the media about the highlights of this experience so far, why he’s happy his sons are joining him and why he values this time in Africa with Masai Ujiri.
Ja’Whaun Bentley chatted with the media during Big Ten Media Day about what impresses him about Purdue’s group of linebackers this season, starting the season with a bang in the game against Louisville and he shares a story about why he loves Coach Brohm.
I chatted with Ty Johnson during the Big Ten’s Media Day about how he can improve this season upon last season’s big numbers, what it means to be one of ESPN’s players to watch this season, which running backs he likes to watch and learn from, how he learned to be a more patient runner and he talked about Maryland’s tough schedule this season.
Gerald Holmes chatted with the media during Big Ten Media Day about how working for everything has helped make him a leader, being excited to get back on the field, why he admires his dad and Eric Thomas, and the confidence he got rushing for 100 yards against Notre Dame last season.
Jaylen Dunlap had a blast chatting with the media during Big Ten Media Day and covered a wide range of topics. Some of the main topics he covered were why Illinois’ coaching staff is among best in college football, the leadership role he’s taking on a young defense, why he feels Lovie Smith is the best coach in college football and how to build confidence when a team hasn’t won as much as players and fans would like.
I chatted with Rashard Fant during the Big Ten Media Day about why he worked out with Indiana’s receivers this winter, leading college football in pass breakups the past two seasons, why he’s working hard at staying in the moment and why it’s important to raise the standard and expectations of Indiana football.