What will Purdue do for an encore after debuting with a 7-6 record (4-5 Big Ten) during Jeff Brohm’s maiden voyage last season? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart caught up with the second-year Purdue coach on Monday to get his thoughts on a variety of subjects.
The Big Ten kicked off spring games on Saturday, with Michigan State and Purdue playing. Illinois and Northwestern just conducted a practice. Here are some observations.
New Illinois offensive coordinator Rod Smith has spent time in the Big Ten before, and now he's determined to turn around the Illinois offense.
I examined the quarterback situations for each Big Ten East team earlier. Now, let’s scrutinize the quarterbacks in the Big Ten West.
Heading into spring football, BTN.com's Tom Dienhart takes a closer look at quarterback situation for each team in the Big Ten East.
This will surprise no one who watched Saquon Barkley during his decorated Penn State career: The electric running back and likely early first-round pick of the 2018 NFL Draft was the talk of the NFL Combine on Saturday.
The good times are rolling for Wisconsin, which has won back-to-back Big Ten West titles and is coming off a historic 13-1 season. Credit Paul Chryst, who has gone 34-7 overall and 22-4 in the Big Ten in three seasons at his alma mater.
No one said it would be easy. But Chris Ash is making progress at Rutgers. That was apparent last season, his second with the Scarlet Knights. Rutgers improved from 2-10 (0-9 in the Big Ten) in 2016 to 4-8 overall (3-6 Big Ten) last season. But work remains to be done for a program that teems with potential. The offense struggled mightily all season, as Rutgers ranked 13th in the Big Ten in scoring (18.0 points per game) and last in total offense (262.7 yards per game). The passing game was abysmal, ranking last in the conference (115.6 ypg). Quarterback
What a difference a year makes. This time in 2017, Jeff Brohm was about to embark on his first spring practice at Purdue. He faced myriad questions and personnel shortcomings as he began the process of sweeping up the wreckage left by the former regime. Expectations were minimal: Just win two or three games … and don’t get embarrassed. Well, Brohm exceeded everyone’s wildest dreams, grinding out a 7-6 record that included the school’s first bowl appearance since the 2012 season and first bowl win since 2011. Along the way, Brohm showed deft roster management and coaching acumen by adjusting
Penn State is one of the hottest programs in the nation, but it’s still looking for that elusive playoff bid. How does the upcoming spring camp factor into that hunt?