Podcast: Gophers on rise, B1G injuries

Just when I thought my friend Ivan Maisel had forgotten about us in the Big Ten, he asked me to appear on today's ESPNU College Football Podcast. In fact, most of the podcast is Big Ten-focused, as colleague Tom Luginbill appeared to discuss Minnesota's recruiting outlook because of coach Jerry Kill's uncertain health situation.

I also discussed the Gophers' recent surge, the injury situations for Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez and Northwestern running back Venric Mark, the Michigan-Michigan State game and Ohio State's somewhat quiet push for another perfect season.

Check out the podcast here. I appear at the 19:35 mark, and Luginbill comes on at the 7:30 mark.