Monday's Corn Flakes: B1G Conference Play Arrives

Roy Helu Jr got on the scoreboard Sunday for Washington - Thearon W. Henderson

Today's links examines the B1G's hierarchy, as well as College Gameday's location this week.

Welcome to the final Monday of September. Now the fun of the Big 10 Conference begins for Nebraska.

Without further delay, time for your Monday knowledge trip:

If you missed it last night, Mike takes the QB "controversy" talk to task. I do agree with him that Taylor Martinez is the man as soon as he comes back, whether that's Illinois, or Purdue. However, if Taylor does cost this team a game they should win, then maybe, MAYBE, you revisit Tommy Armstrong Jr. starting.

From over at The Champagne Room, the Illinois SBNation community, it sounds like the thwacking of Miami (Oh) has given the fanbase some confidence heading into Saturday morning's game.

Steve Sipple at the LJS talked to WR Kenny Bell about his past few weeks of adversity, between the flooding issues of his hometown and the spectacle around Nebraska Football lately.

At the Omaha World Herald, Jon Nyatawa talks about the Husker return groups, as well as Lee Barfknecht talking about how it's Ohio State and then everyone else in the B1G.

The biggest news of the CFB day, obviously, is the firing of Lane Kiffin. Fomer Ole Miss and USC Defensive Line coach Ed Orgeron was named interim HC of the Trojans. USC AD Pat Haden must have wanted Kiffin gone bad; by firing him now, they are on the hook for whatever buyout was left on his contract that would have expired at the end of this season. The way that USC fired Kiffin was especially cold blooded.

For more Kiffin coverage, take a peek at Conquest Chronicles, the USC SBNation community.

Who's in line for the USC job? Well, one name wouldn't honestly surprise me.

Speaking of someone possibly on the way out, Mack Brown didn't get a very ringing endorsement from Earl Campbell this weekend.

Brian Kelly is sticking with Tommy Rees as his QB this week against Arizona State in Arlington.

College Gameday is heading to Northwestern.

Hawaii wants in on the Pac-12, but how would you make that fit?

Floyd went to Iowa City. Poor Floyd.

Purdue is a trainwreck, you guys.

Everything you need from Week 4 in the NFL yesterday is right here. Tonight, MNF is featuring Jake Sorensen's Miami Dolphins vs the New Orleans Saints.

There is also some Wild Card Baseball action tonight, as the Tampa Bay Rays invade RBiA to play the Texas Rangers. The winners get to head to Cleveland to play the Indians. THAT survivor gets the Boston Red Sox in the American League Divisional Series. Oakland and Detroit tussle in the other part of that bracket.

Meanwhile, Pittsburgh will be hosting Cincinnati on Tuesday night to decide the NL Wild Card entry. The winner of that game gets to go to St. Louis to start off the playoffs on Thursday, while Atlanta hosts Los Angeles in the other half of the NL Bracket.

I'm going to guess you've never seen a no hitter like this, ever.

Monday hosts birthdays for T-Pain, Barry Williams, Jenna Elfman, Lacey Chabert (she's only 30?!?), and Trey Anastasio.

Today is National Blasphemy Day as well as National Chewing Gum Day.

Another 80's flashback today for your song of the day.

(thanks... Bryan Adams)

Have a great Monday everyone.

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