A look around the Big Ten

Originally Published: November 3, 2004
By Teddy Greenstein | Special to ESPN.com
Is Iowa's Drew Tate the second-coming of Drew Brees? Which Minnesota team will show up this week? Did Wisconsin's Jim Leonhard actually get confused for a student-manager? Our Big Ten notebook answers these questions and more.

Illinois
Another disappointing loss has put even more attention on coach Ron Turner, who is expected to be fired after the season. The 2-7 Illini continue to support their coach with their words, if not their actions. Said running back E.B. Halsey: "'When things go right, when we go out and execute, everybody says coach Turner's a genius. When you've got guys fumbling or throwing interceptions, coach Turner's the worst coach in college football. It's not coach Turner. It's the guys on this team that are not making the plays. We're not helping the situation at all.''


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