1. Iowa Football: Analysis and Observations After the Hawkeyes' Season Opener

    On Saturday, September 3, the Iowa Hawkeyes beat the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles, 34-7, in what could best be described as a weird and upsetting game. First of all, the upsetting—true freshman Mika'il McCall was lighting the Golden Eagles up...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 1,156 reads 3 comments

  2. Iowa Football: 10 Things Watch for in the Hawkeyes' Opener vs. Tennessee Tech

    On Sept. 3, Iowa will kick off the 2011 season against the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles of the Ohio Valley Conference. Something to know about Tennessee Tech: They are not good for an FCS team...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 2,152 reads 1 comments

  3. Big Ten Breakdown: Nebraska Cornhuskers, Part 3 (Schedule and Final Breakdown)

    In the past two articles, I looked at the offense, defense, specialists and the team as a whole. In this article, I will look at the incoming freshmen, intangibles, schedule ...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 268 reads 2 comments

  4. Big Ten Breakdown: Ohio State Buckeyes Part 3 (Schedule and Final Breakdown)

    In the past two articles, I looked at the offense, defense, specialists and the team as a whole. In this article, I will look at the incoming freshmen, intangibles, schedule ...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 1,207 reads 22 comments

  5. Big Ten Breakdown: Wisconsin Badgers, Part 3 (Schedule and Final Breakdown)

    In the past two articles, I looked at the offense, defense, specialists and the team as a whole. In this article, I will look at the incoming freshmen, intangibles, schedule and ...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 195 reads 14 comments

  6. Big Ten Breakdown: Nebraska Cornhuskers, Part 2 (Defense and Specialists)

    In the first part of this series , I looked at Nebraska's offense, as well as the overall team outlook. In this part, I'll look at the defense, as well as the measurable parts of the special teams...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 524 reads 15 comments

  7. Big Ten Football Predictions 2011: Nebraska Cornhuskers, Part 1

    Nebraska. Tom Osborne's Nebraska. In the Big Ten. Do you hear that? If you listen closely enough, you can hear Woody and Bo rolling and shaking and screaming and flailing in their graves...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 2,327 reads 10 comments

  8. Big Ten Breakdown: Ohio State Buckeyes, Part 2 (Defense and Specialists)

    In the first part of this series , I looked at Ohio State's offense, as well as the overall team outlook. In this part, I'll take a look at the defense, as well as the measurable parts of the special teams...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 4,033 reads 0 comments

  9. Iowa Hawkeyes Football: Breaking Down the Depth Chart Against Tennessee Tech

    On Friday, August 26, Kirk Ferentz released the depth chart for the Tennessee Tech game . Most of the time, and for the remainder of the season, I'll preview each contest by looking at the upcoming game's key matchups...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 3,015 reads 0 comments

  10. Big Ten Breakdown: Michigan State Spartans, Part 3 (Schedule & Final Breakdown)

    In the past two articles, I looked at the offense, defense, specialists and the team as a whole. In this article, I will look at the incoming freshmen, intangibles, schedule and ...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 307 reads 8 comments

  11. Big Ten Breakdown: Wisconsin Badgers, Part 2 (Defense and Specialists)

    In the first part of this series, I looked at Wisconsin's offense, as well as the overall team outlook . In this part, I'll look at the defense, as well as the measurable parts of the special teams...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 393 reads 0 comments

  12. Big Ten Breakdown: Ohio State Buckeyes, Part 1 (Overview and Offense)

    What an offseason for the Buckeyes. First came the accusations . Then came the initial suspensions . Then came the allegations that head coach Jim Tressel knew about the indiscretions the whole time...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 492 reads 3 comments

  13. College Football Predictions: Forecasting Every Bowl Game for the 2011 Season

    It's almost that time of the year. College football is upon us, and that means 120 teams will begin a mad scramble to reach a bowl game. Some teams, such as Western Kentucky or New Mexico State, will be satisfied simply to make a bowl...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 11,449 reads 149 comments

  14. Big Ten Football: Power Ranking the Running Backs

    The Big Ten has always been about pounding the football. Whether it was the wishbone, three yards and a cloud of dust or the modern spread option, the key has been to move the ball on the ground...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 2,470 reads 12 comments

  15. Big Ten Breakdown: Iowa Hawkeyes, Part 3 (Schedule and Final Breakdown)

    In the past two articles, I looked at the offense, defense, specialists and the team as a whole. In this article, I will look at the incoming freshmen, intangibles, schedule and ...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 3,071 reads 10 comments

  16. Big Ten Breakdown: Michigan State Spartans, Part 2 (Defense and Specialists)

    In the first part of this series , I looked at Michigan State's offense, as well as the overall team outlook. In this part, I'll look at the defense, as well as the measurable parts of the special teams...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 469 reads 18 comments

  17. 7 Reasons Why Oklahoma Shouldn't Be No. 1 in Preseason College Football AP Poll

    This Saturday, Oklahoma is likely to find themselves at the top of the AP preseason poll. They have begun the season in the top 10 every season during the past decade...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 933 reads 12 comments

  18. AP Poll College Football 2011: How the Last 10 Preseason No. 1's Fared

    The 2011 preseason AP poll, which comes out this Saturday, is sure to have either the Oklahoma Sooners or the Alabama Crimson Tide at the top. This leaves one to wonder how the pollsters have done in the past...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 2,379 reads 6 comments

  19. 9 Programs That Will Be Ranked in 2011 AP Poll That Weren't in Coaches' Poll

    Last season, the preseason AP Poll had one team included that the USA Today Coaches' Preseason Poll was missing. That team was Southern Cal. The coaches' poll had Utah in the Trojans' place...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 1,606 reads 2 comments

  20. AP Poll College Football 2011: 6 Teams With Potential To Be 2011's Auburn

    Last season, Auburn began the season ranked No. 23 in the USA Today preseason coaches poll and No. 22 in the preseason AP Poll. They had 15 returning starters, a record of 8-5 the previous season and the No...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 4,847 reads 54 comments

  21. Big Ten Breakdown: Wisconsin Badgers, Part 1 (Overview and Offense)

    At the end of 2008, I had my doubts about Bret Bielema. His Badgers finished a disappointing 7-6, including a Champs Sports Bowl curb stomping at the hands of the Florida State Seminoles...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 1,936 reads 0 comments

  22. Big Ten Breakdown: Michigan State Spartans, Part 1 (Overview and Offense)

    Team Overview Michigan State blog theonlycolors.com went to great lengths and used complex mathematics to prove that 2011 Michigan State will not be a repeat of 2010 Iowa...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 404 reads 0 comments

  23. Big Ten Breakdown: Iowa Hawkeyes, Part 2 (Defense and Specialists)

    In the first part of this series , I looked at Iowa's offense, as well as the overall team outlook. In this part, I'll look at the defense, as well as the measurable parts of the special teams...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 2,554 reads 8 comments

  24. Michigan-Ohio State or Auburn-Alabama: Which Is the Greater Rivalry?

    Rivalries. They are what make college football special. There is no other sport—amateur or pro—where rivalries are as ubiquitous, intense, enduring and important. And, of course, there are plenty of collegiate football rivalries...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 3,277 reads 71 comments

  25. Big Ten Breakdown: Michigan Wolverines, Part 3 (Schedule and Final Breakdown)

    In the past two articles, I looked at the offense, defense, specialists and the team as a whole. In this article, I will look at the incoming freshmen, intangibles, schedule and ...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 1,118 reads 13 comments