Minnesota’s coaches hope the defense is dominant this fall. No doubt, but that rarely has happened in my lifetime. But, this unit has a chance to be decent, as the line and secondary look promising. The key? The development of the linebackers.
BTN/BTN2Go is airing the top 10 football games of 2012, and the countdown hits No. 3 today: Nebraska’s thrilling 28-24 victory at Michigan State. Watch the game at 8 p.m. ET tonight, and the next two games at the same time through Aug. 11. Until then, relive the Huskers’ win in this post.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – The BTN Football Tour took us to Penn State camp Thursday. My first thought: Bill O’Brien runs a great practice. No doubt who is in charge here, as O’Brien is a commanding presence on the field who is organized and intense. The front-line players are very nice. The depth? Meh.
The BTN Football Tour has reached Penn State, stop No. 3 of 12 across Big Ten country. Our guys, Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo, Howard Griffith and Tom Dienhart, took in Thursday’s practice, and they tweeted their thoughts throughout the session. Get the best tweets in this post.
That was quick. Two days after Jay Bilas took to Twitter to call out the NCAA as hypocritical, NCAA president Mark Emmert announced Thursday afternoon that the NCAA will stop selling the individual jerseys of players on its website.
SI.com released its 2013 Preseason All-America Team on Thursday, and seven Big Ten players made the cut. Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan, Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier and Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby led the way as first-teamers, while Nebraska guard Spencer Long, Michigan State linebacker Max Bullough, Wisconsin linebacker Chris Borland and Northwestern kicker Jeff Budzien made the second team.
When it comes to traveling, Jim Delany is the best. The Big Ten commissioner hitched a ride on the BTN bus during the first three stops—Indiana, Ohio State and Penn State–of our tour of training camps.