Maurice Hurst was all smiles while talking with the media during Big Ten Media Day in Chicago. He explained why Michigan’s D-Line was a strength for the team, he shared his big dreams for this upcoming season, he says he blocks out negative noise from the media, and he raved about Coach Brown.
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.