1. How Jim Harbaugh Has Impacted Urban Meyer's Recruiting Strategy

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — With Michigan getting ready to wrap up spring practice and Ohio State in the midst of it, camp season is right around the corner for two of the Big Ten's tent-pole programs...

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  2. Urban Meyer's Blueprint for Recruiting Running Backs

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — While it's been Ohio State's embarrassment of riches at quarterback that's attracted the the most attention since the end of last season, it was the Buckeyes' ...

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  3. Ohio State Football: Week 2 Spring Practice Stock Report

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — With his proclamation that several of his more experienced players will sit out the majority of practice, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer knew he might be in for a sloppy spring...

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  4. J.T. Barrett's Surprise Early Resurgence Jumpstarts Crazy OSU QB Competition

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — The main event of the most talked-about quarterback competition in college football history won't start until the summer...

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  5. Jim Harbaugh's National Recruiting Strategy for Michigan

    Earlier this week, Jim Harbaugh made waves when he said that even though he doesn't believe he's worth $5 million , he's willing to work for it. On Tuesday, he showed how...

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  6. Jim Harbaugh Says He's Not Worth $5M a Year, but Here's Why He Really Is

    Jim Harbaugh is entitled to his opinion. But for the first time since he took over as Michigan's head coach at the end of 2014, it's easy to question him...

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  7. Urban Meyer Already Setting Ohio State Up for Success in 2016

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Following Ohio State's third spring practice of 2015—and the Buckeyes' first since returning from last week's spring break— Urban Meyer made no bones about how he felt about his team's most recent performance...

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  8. Michigan State Football: Complete 2015 Spring Practice Primer

    A month after Michigan and two weeks after Ohio State, Michigan State will hit the practice field on Tuesday for its first spring practice of 2015...

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  9. What Ohio State Football Players Were Up to on Spring Break

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — After winning the national championship on Jan. 12, Ohio State didn't have much time to celebrate. "The day we got back, we had class the next day," Buckeyes left tackle Taylor Decker told Bleacher Report...

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  10. What We Learned from Jim Harbaugh's First 100 Tweets as Michigan Head Coach

    When Jim Harbaugh took over Michigan at the end of 2014, he made a recruiting-minded move many college head coaches before him have: He joined Twitter. And it didn't take long for Harbaugh's account— @CoachJim4UM —to take off running...

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  11. Tommy Stevens Is the Future of Penn State Football

    When Penn State takes the field for its first spring practice of 2015 on Friday, there won't be any question who the Nittany Lions' No. 1 quarterback will be...

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  12. Penn State Football: Complete 2015 Spring Practice Primer

    By any reasonable measure, James Franklin's first season at Penn State was a successful one. A 7-6 record and a win in the Pinstripe Bowl underscored the Nittany Lions' emergence ...

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  13. How Jim Harbaugh Is Bringing Bo Schembechler Back to Michigan

    Despite his brother being in charge, John Harbaugh felt unwelcome in Ann Arbor. Harbaugh, the Baltimore Ravens' Super Bowl-winning head coach, was in town to speak at his younger ...

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  14. Jim Harbaugh Infiltrates Urban Meyer's Recruiting Pipeline with Latest Hire

    Two weeks ago, former Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel said that in order for Jim Harbaugh to be successful at Michigan, he's going to have to successfully recruit the state of Ohio...

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  15. Ohio State Football: Week 1 Spring Practice Stock Report

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State took the field for its first pair of practices in this year's spring session last week, and unsurprisingly there was no lack of intrigue surrounding the defending national champion...

    Ben Axelrod Written by Ben Axelrod about 16 days ago 18,676 reads 58 comments

  16. Ohio State Pro Day 2015: Recap, Reaction for Devin Smith and Top Buckeyes

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — With Ohio State still possessing several premier NFL prospects on its roster for the 2015 season, the biggest stars at this year's Buckeye pro day may have been standing on the sideline...

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  17. The New Surprise Candidate for Michigan's Quarterback Job

    On Tuesday, Michigan passing game coordinator Jedd Fisch declined to name a favorite in the Wolverines' quarterback race while meeting with the media following the team's fourth practice of the spring session...

    Ben Axelrod Written by Ben Axelrod about 19 days ago 29,423 reads 72 comments

  18. What to Make of Braxton Miller Refusing to Talk to the Media

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — A few minutes into his meeting with the media on Thursday, Cardale Jones was asked what he thinks is going on in Braxton Miller 's head as he attempts ...

    Ben Axelrod Written by Ben Axelrod about 19 days ago 11,020 reads 53 comments

  19. Urban Meyer and Ohio State's Biggest Offseason Challenge

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State won't officially take the field as college football's defending national champion until Sept. 7, when the Buckeyes head to Blacksburg for a revenge game against the only team to beat them last season, Virginia Tech...

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  20. Urban Meyer Reveals Plan for Ohio State's Unprecedented Quarterback Battle

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State took the field for its first practice as the reigning national champion on Tuesday, a mere eight weeks removed from the victory over Oregon that clinched college football's crown...

    Ben Axelrod Written by Ben Axelrod about 21 days ago 33,525 reads 69 comments

  21. Ohio State Football: Complete 2015 Spring Practice Primer

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Eight weeks ago, Ohio State won the first-ever College Football Playoff championship with a victory over Oregon in North Texas. Tomorrow, the Buckeyes will hold their first spring practice of the 2015 season...

    Ben Axelrod Written by Ben Axelrod about 22 days ago 9,721 reads 19 comments

  22. The Growing Urban Legend of Michigan's Jim Harbaugh

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — An admitted Ohio State homer, Scott Torgerson has been hosting radio in Columbus for the past six years. The namesake behind The Unnamed Torg Show on 95...

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  23. Why Jim Tressel Is Wrong About Jim Harbaugh and the Ohio State-Michigan Rivalry

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Having coached in 10 editions of it—and winning nine of them—there are few people more qualified to talk about the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry than Jim Tressel ...

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  24. The 40-Hour Weeks That Led to Ohio State's National Championship

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Three weeks before Ohio State took the field for the first-ever College Football Playoff, Taylor Decker found himself unable to sleep. It wasn't that the Buckeyes left tackle didn't want to...

    Ben Axelrod Written by Ben Axelrod about 28 days ago 18,133 reads 30 comments

  25. The Revenge of Jabrill Peppers, Michigan's Forgotten 5-Star

    For all that went wrong throughout Michigan's 2014 campaign, the season actually started with a source of excitement. But much like everything else that happened to the Wolverines a year ago, it soon turned into a disappointment...

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