How about those Iowa Hawkeyes?! It’s OK to say they’re good. North Texas coach Dan McCarney was impressed after getting his butt kicked. “The physicality of the team is fundamentally sound,” McCarney said. Then his voice got softer and yet firmer at the same time for emphasis. “Just the whole complete thing,” he said about Iowa. “Special teams, punter, kicker, returner. The returner (cornerback Desmond King) obviously is going to be playing a lot of years after he leaves Iowa if he stays healthy. He’s going to have a long career in the NFL. “They’re fundamentally sound, they’re well-coached, they
It basically was business as usual in the last week of full-blown non-conference games. And the power rankings reflect that—as well as a growing affinity for all things Michigan.
With 14 games in Week 4, the final week on full-on non-conference play, there was a lot to learn this Saturday in the Big Ten. See what BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart learned inside.
The Big Ten put a lid on almost all of its non-league play (just two games left) in Week 4. And, it was impossible not to notice the dominance of Michigan. Check out BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's fun roundup of Week 4 Big Ten action.
Is it time to rethink expectations for the Michigan Wolverines? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart tries to put Michigan's dominating 31-0 victory over No. 22 BYU in perspective.
Week 4 is on our doorstep—and it’s the last round of non-conference games. After this Saturday, most schools should have a pretty good idea of what type of team they have heading into Big Ten action. [ MORE: Week 4 scoreboard | Week 4 previews | Polls: Pick Week 4 winners | Q&A: Jordan Canzeri | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Player Rankings | Latest polls | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats ] Here are some hard takes entering a hefty Saturday of action that features 14 games. 1. It took a few days, but Urban Meyer
With Wisconsin's Corey Clement out, Dare Ogunbowale and Taiwan Deal have gotten the bulk of the carries. Purdue's struggles at QB go back a ways. A former coach's house was burglarized. We round up and look at these stories and more in Friday's Big Ten links.
From the player on the spot to the best coaching matchup, our Tom Dienhart gets you ready for Week 4 Big Ten football with his weekly Best of the Big Ten. Can you guess which team is on upset alert this Saturday?
Ohio State has a starting quarterback. Wisconsin may get Corey Clement back. And one writer has a name to be the next Illinois football coach, and it might surprise you. Read those stories and more in Thursday's edition of Big Ten links.
Week 4 is bursting at the seams with 14 games. None have national implications, but all will go a long way in shaping the fortunes of the Big Ten and its postseason hopes. There are just two road games—and they are intriguing: Indiana at Wake Forest and Maryland at West Virginia. And how cool will the BYU at Michigan tilt be? Exactly.