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
As we await the Big Ten's 10 bowl games, BTN.com asked a beat writer from every team to participate in a five-part regular-season recap. Part I, the season-defining game for all 14 teams.
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
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?
Wisconsin big man Frank Kaminsky remains No. 1 on Jess Settles' latest Big Ten Player Rankings. But Penn State G D.J. Newbill continues to ascend.
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.
The Big Ten office handed out its latest Big Ten Men's Basketball Players of the Week on Monday. See all of the honorees below.
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
During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. In some respects, higher education has changed a great deal during the past few decades. For instance, women make up the majority of today’s college students, degrees can now be earned online, and there are more academic majors than ever before. But the foundation of a university education hasn’t transformed much since, say, a century ago. “You go to class, you read
The 2014 NFL season is quickly approaching the finish line, and former Big Ten standouts continue to compile impressive days. Watch Week 15 highlights inside.