BTN senior writer Tom Deinhart writes that hiring NFL coach and former player Jim Harbaugh would give Michigan exactly what it needs: A steely-willed coach who oozes passion, confidence and knowledge. And fiery NFL coach could get what he wants: The challenge of constant competition and complete control.
The NFL Network reported that Jim Harbaugh has made a stunning offer to coach the Michigan football team. It appears Bo Pelini didn't leave Nebraska quietly, and that's a shame. And Mark Dantonio knows that assistant coach Pat Narduzzi will be a head coach someday and that's a good thing. ERead all that and more in today's Big Ten links.
What had been speculated for days became official on Wednesday with the Wisconsin Badgers hiring Paul Chryst as their head football coach.
Not all schedules are created equal. To that end, I wanted to take a look at how many bowl teams each Big Ten squad played this season.
It didn’t take Bo Pelini long to find new employment, as he’s headed home to coach FCS Youngstown State. Pelini has spent the past seven seasons as Nebraska’s coach, where he guided the program to nine wins or more in each campaign, including 10 victories on three occasions. He posted a 67-27 record (.712 winning percentage) with the Huskers and guided NU to four divisional titles, but no conference championship titles. When you read all of that, it’s kinda hard to believe Pelini got canned. But, he did. *** Scratch LSU’s Les Miles’ name from Michigan’s wish list, as the
Many felt this could have been a breakthrough season of sorts for Indiana coach Kevin Wilson. Get BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's 2014 Indiana football season review.
Year Two of the Darrell Hazell era brought progress for a program that had nowhere to go but up after 1-11 overall and 0-8 Big Ten marks in 2013. BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart provides his season review of the 2014 Purdue football team inside!
Ohio State paced the nation in attendance (106,296) in 2014, ending Michigan’s 16-year run on top. The Wolverines were No. 3.
No matter who is head coach of Michigan in 2015, the quarterback spot will be the biggest issue. As Nick Baumgardner of Mlive.com points out, the position was the ultimate undoing of Brady Hoke. If Michigan opts for a spread-favored coach, obviously things would get a bit more difficult, as Baumgardner notes. But Shane Morris does have the athleticism and speed to at least fake his way through a spread system for a while. Wilton Speight? Mobility isn’t his strength, so that might be a bit more difficult. Alex Malzone will be on campus either way in January, regardless of
Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman has been one of the hottest coaching commodities in recent years. Now, he’s finally going to lead a program. Herman has been tabbed as head coach at Houston after spending the last three years with Urban Meyer at Ohio State. In that time, Herman has pushed the buttons on some of the Big Ten’s top offenses. Herman’s 2014 attack is No. 1 in the Big Ten in scoring (45.2 ppg) and No. 1 overall (507.6 ypg) for a Big Ten title team that is 12-1 and the No. 4 seed in the playoffs with