Is Tom Dienhart buying or selling Urban Meyer as the Big Ten Coach of the Year? What about Michigan and Northwestern's bowl hopes? See his thoughts inside!
The final two weeks of the season are on our doorstep. Ohio State remains in firm control of the East Division. But the West is up for grabs among four schools.
It was interesting to see the report that Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller plans to return to Ohio State for his senior season in Columbus – for now. The emergence of redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett has caused many to speculate and wonder if the two-time Big Ten MVP can win back his old job next season after suffering a season-ending shoulder injury in August. NFL.com is reporting this: “Two sources close to Miller, however, say the quarterback’s plan for now is to remain at Ohio State and lead the Buckeyes in 2015, according to NFL Media’s Albert Breer.” Read more
Melvin Gordon’s 408-yard rushing effort last week against Nebraska has him squarely in the Heisman hunt. Indiana's Tevin Coleman eyes Ohio State's front seven. Michigan State’s Jeremy Langford looks back at his days as cornerback and receiver. We touch on these stories and more in Thursday's Big Ten links.
The football world is still buzzing over Melvin Gordon’s 408-yard FBS single-game rushing record last Saturday. Now, it's time to consider if he can break Barry Sanders' record.
It’s win-out or stay home for Northwestern, which faces the first of two must-win games to go bowling this Saturday at Purdue. The win at Notre Dame is a nice boost for NU. But Pat Fitzgerald has reminded his players what transpired in 1995 after the Wildcats pulled off a 17-15 shocker at Notre Dame Stadium. They lost at home to Miami of Ohio. *** You know you have arrived if you have a sandwich named after you. Well, it has happened to Iowa hoops coach Fran McCaffery. Applebee’s is offering the “Hoiburger,” named after Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg,
Who is Mike Hull's all-time favorite Penn State linebacker? What would he be doing if he wasn't playing football? Find out in this Q&A with Tom Dienhart.
More change is coming to this week’s College Football Playoff Poll with Alabama beating Mississippi State. And this may be the most intriguing unveiling yet.
Pretty cool video here of Rutgers nose tackle Kenneth Kirksey doing a backflip, a signature move for the 275-pounder. Impressive to see a big man do this. *** Bill Landis of Cleveland.com takes a look at how Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett stacks up vs. other Heisman candidates. Urban Meyer declared Barrett a Heisman contender on Monday. I agree. No one is really running away with the race. In my mind, Oregon’s Marcus Mariota, Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott, TCU’s Trevone Boykin and Alabama’s Amari Cooper are in the hunt, along with Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon. I think Barrett’s credentials stack up
The penultimate Saturday brings us seven Big Ten games for the first time in 2014. The headliner: Big Ten West leader Wisconsin at Iowa.