No discussion of Wisconsin is complete without talking about DC Dave Aranda, whose unit is among the best in America. Jesse Temple of FOX Sports Wisconsin has a nice story on the rising star coach who is nicknamed the “Professor.” Temple notes that during his two years at Wisconsin, the Professor has quietly become one of the most celebrated assistants in college football because of the intelligence and effectiveness of his defenses. This season, Wisconsin ranks first nationally in total defense (251.1 yards per game), third in passing defense (156.8), fifth in rushing defense (94.3) and third in scoring defense
The third College Football Playoff Poll was released Tuesday night. Find out where the Big Ten teams land this week inside.
Jake Cotton is all Nebraska. He's from Lincoln, and his dad and brother played for the Cornhuskers. See Tom Dienhart's Q&A with the Nebraska G inside.
Two non-conference games are tucked into this mid-November Saturday, but it's the Nebraska at Wisconsin Big Ten West battle that everyone will be watching.
@GopherFootball @EpilepsyMN decal to be worn on Saturday. pic.twitter.com/dOtTeNCLx4 — Gopher Equipment (@GopherFBEquip) November 11, 2014 Minnesota will wear its new gold alternate Saturday vs. Big Ten East leader Ohio State. [ MORE: Read more about the Go-Pher Epilepsy Awareness Game ] That’s cool and all. The real story here is that the new lid, debuted Oct. 11 vs. Northwestern, will have an “Epilepsy Awareness” decal on the back to celebrate national epilepsy awareness month. This will mark Minnesota’s third annual Go-Pher Epilepsy Awareness Game. Jerry Kill is one of the 2.2 million people in the United States who has
Some key losses last Saturday promise to shake up the third College Football Playoff poll, to be released tonight. See how Tom Dienhart sees it playing out.
Each Tuesday morning during the Big Ten football season, the 14 Big Ten football coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio for each segment of the call here, and we do this every Tuesday afternoon. ***
Tough break for Maryland with a report saying star WR Stefon Diggs is out for the regular season with a kidney injury. His 2013 season ended early, too, due to injury (broken leg). His loss would be a huge blow to a Maryland offense that has struggled gaining passing yards. Diggs is Maryland’s leading receiver, with 52 catches, 654 yards and five touchdowns. He was also the Terrapins’ kick returner on 20 of the team’s 23 returns. Still, this is a pretty deep collection of wideouts. *** Ohio State also has been stung by the injury bug, as Dontre Wilson
Nebraska and Wisconsin will play for the Freedom Trophy, starting Saturday afternoon. Learn more about the trophy inside.
You have questions, and I have answers in my weekly mailbag. Ohio State’s playoff chances are on the minds of many of you. And the excitement around Minnesota is tangible.