Cal fired head coach Sonny Dykes on Sunday.
And in the immediate aftermath, talk turned to who could replace Dykes as the head man with the Golden Bears, with Wisconsin defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox mentioned as a potential candidate.
It makes sense Wilcox would get consideration after a stellar campaign helming one of the best defenses in the country. The Badgers' defense ranked fourth in the country in scoring defense, allowing an average of 15.6 points per game, and seventh in the country in total defense, allowing an average of 301.4 yards a game.
Wilcox is mighty familiar with the Pac-12, spending a total of seven seasons as an assistant in the conference. He was Cal's linebackers coach from 2003 to 2005, he worked as Washington's defensive coordinator in 2012 and 2013 and he was USC's defensive coordinator in 2014 and 2015.
If Wilcox was to jump to Cal, it'd mark the second straight season Wisconsin has lost its defensive coordinator. Dave Aranda left last offseason to become the defensive coordinator at LSU.
Explosive Indiana star OG Anunoby will be sidelined indefinitely, the team announced Thursday.
Hoosiers head coach Tom Crean said in a statement that Anunoby suffered a knee injury when he fell awkwardly at the end of the first half of Wednesday night's win over Penn State.
"OG sustained a knee injury in this past Wednesday night's game against Penn State and is in the midst of ongoing medical evaluations," Crean said. "He will be out indefinitely. On behalf of OG and our entire program, we thank you for all of the support and well wishes that have been sent his way."
Anunoby is one of the better players on the Hoosiers, currently ranking fourth on the team with an 11.1 points-per-game scoring average. He's also averaging 5.4 rebounds per game, 1.3 blocks per game and 1.3 steals per game. Anunoby has made a habit of landing on the highlight shows with his thunderous dunks, like this one from last week's game against Maryland.
Anunoby's absence is tough news for an Indiana team off to a tough start to Big Ten play. After Wednesday's win, the Hoosiers sit at 3-3 in six league games.
Welcome to the first Big Ten Talk Podcast of basketball season.
The Big Ten season is off to an intriguing start despite there not being an overwhelming of standout teams looking capable of challenging for a national championship.
But one of these teams is guaranteed to win at least a league title.
In this episode of the Big Ten Talk Podcast, CSN's Vinnie Duber and Matt Maniscalco go team by team to decide who's a contender and who's a pretender in the conference-title race.
Plus, they take in-depth looks at where Northwestern and Illinois stand — and which direction each program is heading — at this point in the season.
Take a listen below: