Danny Ezechukwu chatted with me at Big Ten Media Day about being excited to play against Lamar Jackson in Purdue’s opening game, why it’s important for Purdue to start the season strong with a new coach, if there’s extra pressure on the linebackers this season and he explains why he values the academic side of being a student-athlete.
Lovie Smith chatted with the media at Big Ten Media Day about why it’s great to have players compete for their spots, being a fan of getting rid of two-a-days, why he’s okay with Friday night games, changes in recruitment, he explains why he stays mellow on the sidelines, being happy with what he’s accomplished his first year at Illinois, and why he can be patient because he has a plan.
Jeff Brohm had a lot of positive things to say about David Blough when he chatted with the media at the Big Ten Media Day.
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.