Offensive coordinators under Urban Meyer go on to big things. There’s Steve Addazio and Dan Mullen, to name a couple. BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo thinks a similar fate could be in store for Meyer’s current OC, Tom Herman, whose offense averaged a Big Ten-best 37.2 points last season. DiNardo sat down with Herman recently for our latest “Film Session.” Watch the full segment here. [ VIDEO: Watch Ohio State spring game highlights ] Check out Ohio State’s 2013 schedule: Day Date Opponent Time TV Result Sat. Aug. 31 vs. Buffalo TBA Sat. Sep. 7 vs. San Diego State TBA Sat.
Larry Johnson is a fixture on the Penn State sideline. The defensive line coach has been with the Nittany Lions since 1996, and he’s had plenty of success. Under his tutelage, six defensive linemen have been selected in the first round of the NFL draft, including No. 1 pick Courtney Brown (2000). What makes his players so successful? Here’s what Johnson told our Howard Griffith: “My philosophy is very basic: Doing the simple stuff over and over again. Keep it small, keep it fun.”
On Tuesday night’s “Big Ten Football Report,” BTN analyst Howard Griffith visited East Lansing to watch some film with Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi. A season ago, Narduzzi’s talented and intimidating unit led the Big Ten in rushing defense (100.5 yards per game), total defense (277.4 ypg.), interceptions (18) and third-down defense (.337). And guess what? The unit returns seven starters and could be even scarier. Watch Griffith’s sit-down with Narduzzi right now and see our previous Film Session features in this post. New Iowa offensive coordinator Greg Davis: Michigan offensive coordinator Al Borges: Nebraska offensive coordinator Tim Beck:
On Tuesday’s “Big Ten Football Report,” Gerry DiNardo took you inside the film room with new Iowa offensive coordinator Greg Davis. In the feature, Davis, who coached at Texas from 1998-2010 and won the 2005 Broyles Award as the nation’s top assistant coach, hit up the whiteboard to talk about the offensive philosophy he brings to the Hawkeyes. Watch the entire segment now. Previously on Football Report, Howard Griffith watched film with Michigan offensive coordinator Al Borges (watch) and DiNardo did the same with Nebraska offensive coordinator Tim Beck (watch).
On Tuesday night’s “The Big Ten Football Report,” Howard Griffith watched film with Michigan offensive coordinator Al Borges to pick his mind about his always entertaining and electric QB Denard Robinson. Also, Gerry DiNardo traveled to Lincoln, Neb., to to catch up with Huskers QB Taylor Martinez, who hopes to improve as a passer in his junior season. Watch Griffith’s film session with Borges now and check out DiNardo’s interview with Martinez in this post. Taylor Martinez interview: Last week, DiNardo watched film with Nebraska’s offensive coordinator Tim Beck. See that video here.
Tuesday night on “Big Ten Football Report,” Gerry DiNardo visited Lincoln, Neb., to catch up with Nebraska offensive coordinator Tim Beck and watch film of the Cornhuskers’ offense this spring. Yes, quarterback Taylor Martinez’s progression as a passer was a popular topic. Also, Howard Griffith visited with Michigan State’s William Gholston, one of the nation’s most feared defenders. Watch Beck’s film session now and see our interview with Gholston in this post. Griffith sits down with Gholston: