The Michigan QB race is one of the most watched in the nation. And Wilton Speight believes he closed spring drills on top of the depth chart. He may be right. But, will he stay there? I think John O’Korn is still the guy to watch. Why? He has more upside. “You certainly can’t fake the amount of work you put in during the offseason,” O’Korn said recently to Mlive.com. “I’d echo that, (Harbaugh will) find out and we’ll all find out. We’ve all been here together, but you’ll find out Aug. 8 who put in the extra work and
Ask any coach: Football is won and lost in the trenches.
How many games could Penn State win this fall? Here comes the NBA Draft - who is the most intriguing prospect? Michigan's Jim Harbaugh had QB campers do an interesting drill. Read these stories and more in Monday's Big Ten news digest.
Just why do we think Jim Harbaugh holds these football camps? Tom Izzo talks Draymond Green. One Iowa writer goes looking for advice for Hawkeyes QB C.J, Beathard. These stories and more in Thursday's Big Ten news digest.
Is Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh getting too much attention? Who will win the Big Ten East? And what’s up with that perceived chip on the shoulder at Michigan State? I get into all of that—and more–in this super terrific mailbag. Why do you continue to be a publicist for Jim Harbaugh? Is he paying you to keep his name alive in your columns? The last time I looked, there were 13 other coaches in this league. Do they do nothing? – David Walimaki OK. I have received several emails along these lines. Seems some in Big Ten Nation are suffering from
It’s the final week of the season. And, even better, it’s rivalry week! Division titles may be on the line, in addition to cool trophies. Front and center on this Saturday: “The Game,” between Ohio State and Michigan. Could the Big Ten East crown be on the line? The Buckeyes have dominated this series of late, going 12-2 since 2001 and winning the last four meetings with a 42-13 triumph last season. The last time Michigan won in Columbus? In 2000, when the Wolverines took a 38-26 decision. This is the best of Week 13. Best game: The Buckeyes need
Mlive.com has a cool look at where Michigan and Michigan State football recruits have come from over the last 10 years. It’s a pretty cool map that shows it. A tidbit for you: The top high school Michigan tapped is Detroit Cass Tech, with 11 players from the talent-rich program. Mark Dantonio’s go-to school is Archbishop Moeller in Cincinnati, Ohio, with five signees. *** What’s the next step for Penn State RB Saquon Barkley after he set a school record for rushing yards by a freshman? Keystone Sports has a good podcast that looks at the subject. This guy may
This is the penultimate week of the Big Ten schedule. And the action figures to be at a peak, as all 14 schools will be in action headlined by Ohio State’s visit to Michigan State in what could be a de facto Big Ten East championship game.
NJ.com takes a look at 10 Rutgers players who changed positions this spring. Warning: This is a slide show. Chief among the changes: Julian Pinnix-Odrick has moved back to DE after being a DT. He needs to bring heat off the edge for a d-line that has a lot to prove. *** Got your daily dose of Harbaugh here: Today, he says his Michigan staff is gaining energy as his camp tour rages on. Really? More energy? I’ll have what Jimmy is having. But Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi offers this: “We’re not going to do (that) many,” he said. “I
Another week of full action, with seven games involving all 14 schools. There are six division games. The only one that isn’t—Michigan at Iowa—is the sexiest matchup of them all. Iowa has won four of the last five from Michigan, including the last three in Kinnick Stadium. (Iowa is 6-4 in its last 10 vs. U-M.) The last time the Wolverines won along Melrose Ave. was 2005, a 23-20 decision. These schools haven’t met since 2013. Here is a look at the Best of Week 11. Game of the week: Michigan at Iowa. This game for the Hawkeyes comes on