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Six Big Ten teams land on ESPN's list of College Football's Top 24 jobs

If every college football head coaching job became available tomorrow, which would be the most desirable? ESPN.com’s Travis Haney (@TravHaneyESPN) recently headed a project, which ranked each of the 65 college football jobs at the Power 5 level. He released them in three categories: Bottom of the barrel jobs, middle of the road jobs, and top 24 jobs. According to the article, the list includes factors such as location, administrative stability, support from those bosses, facilities, recruiting base, path to conference titles/playoff, sense of tradition, fervor of fan base, too much fervor from a fan base, etc. Our friends over

Dienhart: Reviving freshman ineligibility is not the way to go

There is a growing buzz around the idea to make freshmen students ineligible to play football and men's basketball, and that buzz stems from recent reports that several conferences - including the Big Ten - want to discuss the idea.

Minnesota LB Everett Williams calls himself 'the fish whisperer'

Ice fishing today with Coach Sherels and most of the linebackers. Just so yall know I'm the fish whisperer ❄️❄️🐠🐟🐠🐟 pic.twitter.com/iaI9q8BMU2 — Everett Williams™ (@Everett2Dreaded) February 15, 2015 There’s no ice fishing in Mansfield, Texas. That hasn’t seemed to impact Minnesota linebacker Everett Williams’ ice fishing abilities. The Texas native and Minnesota freshman linebacker has taken to the frigid sport, to the point that he referred to himself as a “the fish whisperer” in a recent tweet. Williams and teammates joined linebacker coach Mike Sherels, who played for the Gophers from 2003-07, for a recent ice fishing and team bonding

One 'instant impact' commitment from every Big Ten school

Who are some of the top true freshmen in the Big Ten we should expect to see on the field in 2015? BTN.com web editor Sean Merriman takes a look at one "instant impact" commit from every Big Ten school.

Big Ten Football: The 25 Biggest Pairs of Shoes to Fill in 2015

If you can believe it, Duke already has started spring football practice in preparation for the 2015 college football season. The Big Ten won’t break out the pads until March. When it does, the work will begin on replacing some star players. Earlier, I looked at the five biggest shoes to fill for each Big Ten club – read them all here. We all know players come and go each year, which means these departures below make way for a new wave of names to step up and make their mark. So ahead of the Big Ten’s spring football season,

Big Ten Links: One look at the Big Ten the day after Signing Day

In Thursday morning's roundup of Big Ten stories from beat writers, we collected a number of interesting "day after Signing Day" links, including one that says Ohio State's offensive coordinator is certain Braxton Miller will return. Also, who flipped? And which two schools had surprisingly good days? All that and more in this post.

Video: Watch your Big Ten coach's National Signing Day interview

BTN interviewed all 14 Big Ten football coaches on Wednesday’s two-hour “BTN Football & Beyond: Signing Day Special.” [ MORE: Signing day roundup | Our favorite new Big Ten names ] Mike Hall conducted all of the talkbacks, to get an idea about how each Big Ten coach felt about his latest signing class. Spoiler alert: The coaches really like their new players. Also, you can get all of our 2015 National Signing Day coverage here. Watch all of our interviews, from Illinois’ Tim Beckman to Wisconsin’s Paul Chryst, below. How did @IlliniFootball close so strongly this recruiting season? @CoachBeckman