Who is the best quarterback in this year’s NFL Draft class? That has been a highly contested question as there isn’t a true “slam dunk” answer to that this year. Former Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook is one of seven quarterbacks taking part in Jon Gruden’s QB Camp series this year. Gruden had some high praise for Cook, calling him “perhaps the best quarterback in this year’s draft.” “What stands out the most is his experience,” Gruden said about Cook. “He’s mature; he’s a fifth-year senior. He’s been in a pro-style system. He’s got size and athleticism, and he’s willing
The season finale of “The Journey: 2015 Big Ten Football” airs Wednesday at 11 p.m. ET and provides an all-encompassing look at the 2015 Big Ten Football Championship. From the moment the teams arrive to the victory celebration, our crew followed Michigan State and Iowa to capture the story of the game and some amazing images. Are you on social media? Follow “The Journey” on Twitter and go behind the scenes with show producers running @BTNJourney for updates, photos, videos and more. We’re also on Facebook and Instagram, too. Previous episodes of our weekly can be found on demand at
Michigan State’s Connor Cook is the recipient of the 2015 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, presented annually since 1987 to the nation’s top college quarterback, it was announced Tuesday afternoon. The winningest quarterback in school history (34-4), Cook threw for 2,921 yards and 24 touchdowns while leading the Spartans (12-1) to an appearance in the College Football Playoff Semifinal against Alabama (12-1) in the Dec. 31 Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic. Cook beat out TCU’s Trevone Boykin, USC’s Cody Kessler, Memphis’ Paxton Lynch and Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott to become just the second Big Ten quarterback to claim the honor, following
When Connor Cook went to check Twitter shortly after No. 5 Michigan State’s dramatic 16-13 comeback victory over No. 4 Iowa in the Big Ten title game Saturday night, he was expecting to see a lot of congratulatory tweets. [ MORE: AP RECAP | BOX | PBP | Dienhart: Shame on us for doubting MSU | Video: Spartans celebrate | Watch Connor Cook apologize to Archie Griffin | Watch game-winning TD | You’ll love these Vines ] Instead, he was inundated with negative tweets, 140-character attacks on the “disrespectful” way he accepted the Big Ten title game MVP trophy from
The final week of the Big Ten regular season is approaching. [ MORE: Week 13 previews | Week 13 scoreboard | Stats | Standings | Latest polls | Polls: Pick Week 13 winners | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Best of Week 13 | Mailbag | Q&A: Greg McMullen | Week 12 award winners | YouTube highlights ] With seven exciting games on the slate this week, there should be plenty of outstanding individual performances. But who has been the most impressive Big Ten player thus far this season? After snapping a 15-game streak of 100-yard rushing games, does
The Big Ten is loaded with talented quarterbacks this season.
BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart took a close look at Michigan State QB Connor Cook during the opening day of Big Ten Football Media Days, and our writer comes away with this impression: Cook is the best player in the Big Ten.
BTN.com web editor Sean Merriman asked some of the top writers around who they believe will have the biggest impact in Saturday's Michigan State vs. Ohio State matchup. Who did they say? Find out inside!
Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook knows how to have fun, both on and off the football field. The reigning Big Ten title game and Rose Bowl Game MVP, Cook was in his element at his first Big Ten media days Monday in Chicago. So much so, he showed off his NaeNae dance moves during an interview with teammate Shilique Calhoun. See it in this post. [ MORE: Video: Shilique Calhoun interviews Kurtis Drummond about media day suit ] This is fantastic! Michigan State fan, Big Ten fan, whatever you are, this is entertaining.
Think Braxton Miller is just a runner? Think again. The electric Ohio State quarterback tossed a Big Ten-leading 24 touchdowns last season. Will Miller, the two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, lead the Big Ten again? See Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina’s picks in this post. PASSING TOUCHDOWNS 2013 leader: Braxton Miller, Ohio State – 24 2014 returning leader: Braxton Miller, Ohio State – 24 Tom Dienhart: Wes Lunt, Illinois. I know, the guy never has thrown a pass in Champaign. But I think the Illini attack will be built around Lunt and his ability to