1. Big Ten Breakdown: Purdue Boilermakers, Part 2 (Defense and Specialists)

    Big Ten Breakdown: Purdue Boilermakers, Part 1 (Overview and Offense) Defensive Overview 2010 scoring defense: 28.8 PPG (seventh in the conference), total defense: 369 YPG (seventh), rushing defense: 3...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about 3 years ago 334 reads 3 comments

  2. Big Ten Breakdown: Purdue Boilermakers, Part 1 (Overview and Offense)

    Team Overview In a way, it seems like this is head coach Danny Hope's first season in West Lafayette. In 2009, his first season as the head man, he inherited a Purdue team that ...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about 3 years ago 726 reads 1 comments

  3. College Football: 5 Reasons for and Against Each Team Winning the Big Ten

    2011 looks to be one of the more competitive years in recent Big Ten history. Going into 2010, there were three obvious favorites to win the conference: Ohio State, Wisconsin and Iowa...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about 3 years ago 2,624 reads 21 comments

  4. Who Do You Hate?: Ranking the Iowa Hawkeyes' Opponents

    As we head into the 2011 season, quite a lot appears to be changing on the Big Ten landscape. Even more specifically, there are quite a few changes on the Iowa Hawkeye landscape...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about 3 years ago 2,349 reads 41 comments

  5. Iowa Hawkeyes Football: Top 10 Individual Plays of the Ferentz Era

    These are those moments that defy words. They defy even pictures. Thankfully, we have video. These are moments when I—one of the most stoic people in the world—have jumped up and down and high-fived people I had never met before...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about 3 years ago 149 reads 8 comments

  6. Big Ten Breakdown: Minnesota Golden Gophers, Part 3 (Schedule & Final Breakdown)

    Big Ten Breakdown: Minnesota Golden Gophers, Part 1 (Overview and Offense) Big Ten Breakdown: Minnesota Golden Gophers, Part 2 (Defense and Specialists) Impact Freshmen: ...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about 3 years ago 1,082 reads 3 comments

  7. Big Ten Breakdown: Minnesota Golden Gophers, Part 2 (Defense and Specialists)

    Big Ten Breakdown: Minnesota Golden Gophers, Part 1 (Overview and Offense) Defensive Overview 2010 Scoring defense: 33 PPG (Ninth in the conference), total defense: 392.2 YPG (eighth), rushing defense: 5...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about 3 years ago 533 reads 4 comments

  8. Big Ten Breakdown: Minnesota Golden Gophers, Part 1 (Overview and Offense)

    Team Overview It's easy to say it now, but Tim Brewster might have been the worst head-coaching hire in recent Big Ten history, and that's saying something. I'm not saying other coaching hires haven't had worse outcomes...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about 3 years ago 734 reads 1 comments

  9. Big Ten Breakdown: Indiana Hoosiers, Part 3 (Schedule and Final Breakdown)

    Big Ten Breakdown: Indiana Hoosiers, Part 1 (Overview and Offense) Big Ten Breakdown: Indiana Hoosiers Part 2 (Defense and Specialists) Impact Freshmen According ...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about over 3 years ago 520 reads 7 comments

  10. Big Ten Breakdown: Indiana Hoosiers, Part 2 (Defense and Specialists)

    Big Ten Breakdown: Indiana Hoosiers, Part 1 (Overview and Offense) Defensive Overview: 2010 scoring defense: 34 PPG (10th in the conference), total defense: 410.2 YPG (9), rushing defense: 5...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about over 3 years ago 374 reads 0 comments

  11. Big Ten Breakdown: Indiana Hoosiers, Part 1 (Overview and Offense)

    Team Overview: Next season, the Indiana Hoosiers will begin the era of former Oklahoma offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson , their fifth coach in eleven years...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about over 3 years ago 584 reads 0 comments

  12. Big Ten Football: The Best Receivers and Tight Ends of the Decade 2001-2010

    As far as receivers and tight ends go, the decade started off with a bang for the Big Ten. Between 2001-2004, the conference had seven receivers or tight ends named to at least one All-American team...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about over 3 years ago 2,283 reads 16 comments

  13. Iowa Hawkeyes Spring Football Wrap-Up: Last Look Before August

    It was wet, cold and blustery; hardly what you'd hope for from spring ball, but approximately 8,000 Iowa Hawkeye fans got the only look at their team that they're going to get for four months...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about over 3 years ago 1,127 reads 5 comments

  14. Big Ten Football: The Best Offensive Linemen of the Decade 2001-2010

    The job of the offensive lineman is the least glorious position in all of football. An offensive lineman isn't supposed to touch the ball. An offensive lineman isn't supposed to score a touchdown...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about over 3 years ago 1,398 reads 1 comments

  15. Iowa Hawkeyes Spring Football: A Peek Inside the Doors of Fort Kinnick

    The doors of Kinnick Stadium are generally well-guarded. Not much information gets out, and that is exactly how head coach Kirk Ferentz wants it...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about over 3 years ago 2,103 reads 19 comments

  16. Big Ten Football: The Best Defensive Backs of the Decade, 2001-2010

    "On an island." That is what life is like as a defensive back, especially a cornerback. When the D-back in question messes up, it usually means a big gain for the offense and the back in question becomes the goat...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about over 3 years ago 2,195 reads 12 comments

  17. Iowa Hawkeyes Football: Spring Ball Position Battles

    On March 23, the Iowa Hawkeyes will suit up for the first time since their Insight Bowl victory over the Missouri Tigers. They will have 15 practices before the April 16 controlled scrimmage, which is open to the public...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about over 3 years ago 4,838 reads 11 comments

  18. Iowa Football's Renaissance Men: 10 Hawkeyes Who Found Success by Changing Roles

    If there are two things Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz and his staff have proven that they can do, it is spot and then develop talent. The argument one often hears is that Ferentz knows how to get more with less...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about over 3 years ago 3,634 reads 7 comments

  19. Big Ten Football: 10 Bold Predictions for the 2011 Season

    It is the little, unexpected things that make a football season and a football game interesting. In fact, it could be argued it is the little, unexpected things that really differentiate the college game from the pro game...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about over 3 years ago 14,253 reads 34 comments

  20. Big Ten Football: The Best Linebackers of the Decade, 2001-2010

    When you think of the Big Ten, you think of linebackers: ugly, mean, nasty linebackers that like to injure opposing players. Dick Butkus, Chris Spielman, Randy Gradishar, Ron Simpkins, Jack Ham, LaVar Arrington, Ray Nitschke...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about over 3 years ago 4,227 reads 34 comments

  21. Big Ten Football: The Best Defensive Linemen Of The Decade 2001-2010

    They say that the foundation of a solid defense is the defensive line, and I agree with that statement. After all, if the line isn't keeping blockers occupied, then the linebackers won't be able to make tackles...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about over 3 years ago 3,269 reads 16 comments

  22. Iowa Hawkeyes' 2011 Football Schedule: Game-by-Game Breakdown

    Where it concerns Iowa's 2011 schedule, perhaps the most notable thing to look at is who isn't on it, as much as who is. The Hawks miss Ohio State, Wisconsin and Illinois...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about over 3 years ago 4,425 reads 16 comments

  23. College Football: Who Are These Guys? 10 Darkhorse Heisman Hopefuls in 2011

    I'll spare you the list regarding 10 Heisman hopefuls. For the most part, they are predictable and would be the same on anybody's list...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about over 3 years ago 9,001 reads 19 comments

  24. National Signing Day 2011: A Closer Look at Iowa Hawkeyes' Defensive Recruits

    As mentioned in the previous look at Iowa's offensive recruits , the players in this article are placed here because the scouting services list their primary position as being on the defense...

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  25. National Signing Day 2011: A Closer Look At Iowa Hawkeyes' Offensive Recruits

    After something of a letdown on the field this season, it is evident that Iowa recruiting hasn't taken a hit...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about over 3 years ago 9,869 reads 10 comments