Time for me to reach into my mailbag and answer some of your cards and letters. Is coaching turnover hurting the Big Ten? Who are my early picks to win the divisions in 2015?
Players and head coaches have received more than their share of shoutouts since the 2014 regular season concluded. Now, it's time to give the assistant coaches some props.
So, what if Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones gets injured? Who will take snaps for the Buckeyes? True freshman Stephen Collier is on deck, according to Cleveland.com. The staff wants to redshirt the kid, but they are bringing him along just in case. A former three-star prospect from Leesburg (Ga.) Lee County, Collier maintains that he’d be capable in the event the Buckeyes need him. If they do, it will be on college football’s biggest stage. “What’s it like to be No. 2? You just always have to be ready,” Collier said. “When you’re at No. 4 you kind of have
There were no gasps. No screams of shock on Saturday night when the Heisman Trophy winner was announced. Everyone knew it was going to be Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. The only question: How big would his winning margin be? It was big, over No. 2 man Melvin Gordon of Wisconsin and No. 3 Amari Cooper of Alabama. See the final tally. That finish almost mirrored my ballot. I had Mariota No. 1; Gordon No. 2; TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin No. 3. The argument for Cooper being No. 3—or even higher—was a good one. The guy may be the best wideout
What FBS schools would be considered to be “destination” jobs? According to BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart, there are 25 such jobs in America.
In Friday's Big Ten links, we look at what one NFL expert says about Devin Gardner's NFL chances. Plus, Penn State is down one quarterback while Indiana added an impressive wide receiver. Read about all of that and more in this post.
What is the best Big Ten bowl matchup this year? How about the quarterback battle? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart breaks down the best of the 2014 Big Ten bowl games. Check it out!
Who will be the next head coach at Wisconsin? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart breaks down 11 potential coaching candidates who would make sense for the Badgers.
In Thursday's Big Ten links we look that stories on the Cotton Bowl being a good fit for Michigan State, the NCAA president looking back at the Penn State scandal, and at least one Big ten hoops coach who likes to see the men's tournament headed to New York City. Get caught up in this post.
For the second time in three years, Wisconsin is in the market for a football coach with Gary Andersen shockingly taking the Oregon State job.