Linebackers need to be a special breed of crazy and talent, willing to take on big offensive linemen and fullbacks with power while also having the speed to chase down running backs. And no school in the East has a better collection of LBs than Michigan State. [ MORE: East OL | East receiving corps | East backfields | East DL | East predictions ] Here’s my ranking of Big Ten East linebacking units. 1. Michigan State. Lots of talent in East Lansing. Senior Riley Bullough will be one of the Big Ten’s best. He is Mr. Spartan, a true
Much debate rages about who will be the quarterback at Michigan. Whoever wins the job will be comforted by the fact he’ll throw to two of the Big Ten’s top targets in Jehu Chesson and Amara Darboh. In fact, the former heads my ranking of 2016 Big Ten wide receivers. [ MORE: East OL | West OL | East pass-catchers | West pass-catchers | East backfields | West backfields | East DL | West DL ] Check out my top 10 below. 1. Jehu Chesson, Michigan, Sr. Wolverine insiders say the 6-3, 200-pound Chesson was the most improved player on
When talking about the best football players in Big Ten history, it is near impossible to choose just one player worthy of the title, “the best.” [ MORE: Can a Big Ten West team win the conference title in 2016? ] So, what’s the right way to break down this argument? You could do it by position, but even that could be extremely difficult. Making a list of the top Big Ten players to wear every number would be great, but is that even possible? The answer is yes. I went through every jersey number, 1-99, and created a list
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It's the circle of life… #summer16 pic.twitter.com/6LPupLizZd — John O'Korn (@JohnOKorn) June 29, 2016 Jim Harbaugh is a The Lion King fan. We know this thanks to a soundbite from a press conference last fall. [ MORE: Watch Chris Ash go 1-on-1 with DE at team meeting ] Several of Harbaugh’s players seem to be fans of the Disney classic, too. John O’Korn, the Houston transfer who is battling to replace Jake Rudock as the starting quarterback, tweeted (entertaining) proof of it Wednesday. Watch O’Korn and other Michigan players reenact the movie’s iconic “Circle of Life” scene in the tweet
The plaudits for the Michigan d-line began in the winter. And they continued in the spring to the point where some feel this front may not just be the best in the Big Ten … but maybe the best in the nation. [ MORE: East OL | East receiving corps | East backfields | East predictions ] Here is my ranking of the Big Ten East defensive lines. 1. Michigan. This could be the best line in the nation. Four seniors are slated to start with Taco Charlton and Chris Wormley on the ends and Maurice Hurst and Ryan Glasgow
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.@UMichAthletics' 2015-16 Men's Coach of the Year is… @CoachJim4UM!! #GoBlue » https://t.co/4FPfaUk03W — Michigan Football (@umichfootball) June 24, 2016 Are you a Jim Harbaugh fan? [ MORE: Ranking the Big Ten’s top quarterbacks ] No matter what your answer is to that question, we can all agree on one thing — Harbaugh has an outstanding collection of jerseys. The Wolverines’ head coach has made it a point to wear a jersey honoring a local sports star on every one of his stops along his cross country satellite tour. We have seen Harbaugh honor legends such as Hank Aaron and Cal
Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who lifted the women’s game to national prominence during her 38-year career at Tennessee, died Tuesday. She was 64. With an icy glare on the sidelines, Summitt led the Lady Vols to eight national championships and prominence on a campus steeped in the traditions of the football-rich south until she retired in 2012. Her son, Tyler Summitt, issued a statement Tuesday morning saying his mother died peacefully at Sherrill Hill Senior Living in Knoxville surrounded by those who loved her most. “Since 2011, my mother has battled her toughest
Without a good quarterback, a team has little chance to enjoy a glorious season. The Big Ten will feature several good signal-callers in 2016, led by Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett. In fact, Barrett just may be the league’s best hope to win the Heisman. [ MORE: East OL | West OL | East pass-catchers | West pass-catchers | East backfields | West backfields ] Here is a ranking of the Big Ten’s top seven quarterbacks. 1. J.T. Barrett, Ohio State, Jr. No competition this fall. The job is Barrett’s, as he looks to capture his 2014 form, when he was