1. Big Ten Breakdown 2012: Michigan State Spartans, Part 2, Offense

    Last week I got my feet wet with Michigan State , looking at the program, what it has done over the last five years and what that might tell us about what the Spartans will do this season...

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  2. Big Ten Breakdown 2012: Wisconsin Badgers, Part 1, Overview

    Team Overview Over the duration of Bret Bielema 's time as the head man in Madison, he has been something of an afterthought within the Big Ten...

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  3. Big Ten Breakdown 2012: Ohio State Buckeyes, Part 2, Offense

    Last week, I got my feet wet with Ohio State , looking at the program, what it has done over the last five years and what that might tell us about what the Buckeyes will do this season...

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  4. Big Ten Breakdown 2012: Michigan State Spartans, Part 1, Overview

    Team Overview One has to look through the full history of Michigan State for a full appreciation of what Mark Dantonio has accomplished in his time in East Lansing. Michigan State has never had two double-digit win seasons in a row...

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  5. Power Ranking Every FBS Stadium

    The top stadiums in the world of college football. Putting them in order is quite a task. After all, how does one judge one against the other? Most fans think their stadium is the best and that is that...

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  6. Iowa Football: Analyzing Hawkeyes' Updated 2012 Preseason Depth Chart

    With the beginning of fall camp, the Hawkeyes released an updated—post-De'Andre Johnson dismissal (per ESPN )— depth chart . Things are going to change between now and the Sept...

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  7. Big Ten Breakdown 2012: Michigan Wolverines, Part 4, Final Analysis

    I began by taking a broad overview of the Michigan program , what it has done over the last five years and what that might tell us about what the Wolverines will do this season...

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  8. Big Ten Breakdown 2012: Ohio State Buckeyes, Part 1, Overview

    Team Overview Between 2001-2009—Jim Tressel's tenure at Ohio State, minus the forfeited 2010 season—the Buckeyes went 94-21...

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  9. Big Ten Breakdown 2012: Nebraska Cornhuskers, Part 4, Final Analysis

    I began by taking a broad overview of the Nebraska program , what it has done over the last five years and what that might tell us about what the Cornhuskers will do this season...

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  10. Big Ten Breakdown 2012: Michigan Wolverines, Part 3, Defense

    I began by taking a broad overview of the Michigan program , what it has done over the last five years and what that might tell us about what the Wolverines will do this season. Last week, I scanned at the 2012 Michigan offense and how it projects...

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  11. 9 Things 2012 Iowa Hawkeyes Need to Get 9 Wins and Maximize Their Potential

    Recently, I posted my (arguably optimistic) opinion on how the Hawkeyes will finish the season . I further noted that the best-case scenario for the Hawks would be nine wins...

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  12. Big Ten Football: Power Ranking the Conference's Best Uniforms

    Uniforms. They may not seem like much, but they are a team's image—the essence of what the program represents...

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  13. Michigan State Quarterback Maxwell: Beating UM 'Most Important Win of My Life'

    At 2012 Big Ten Media Days, MSU quarterback Andrew Maxwell talked about playing Michigan, per ESPN's Joe Schad: Andrew Maxwell says of UM: "We circle Michigan on schedule and it's on our minds a year...

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  14. Penn State Nittany Lions Football: Bill O'Brien Says '2 or 3' May Transfer

    A great deal has been made of the feeding frenzy that has descended on Happy Valley and its current players in response to the NCAA sanctions levied on Penn State...

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  15. Big Ten Football: Ranking the Conference's Top 10 Heisman Candidates

    The Heisman Trophy is not only about performance. It is also about perception. For that reason, programs that feel their players have a good shot at going to the New York ceremony, amp up their Heisman campaigns...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 2 years ago 1,222 reads 10 comments

  16. Big Ten Football: Illinois Sends 8 Coaches to Penn State, None Left on Campus

    CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd tweeted from the 2012 Big Ten Media Days, noting, "Ill coach Tim Beckman stated he had 8 coaches in State College, none on campus." A college football program is allowed nine assistant coaches...

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  17. Big Ten Media Days 2012: Unofficial Media Poll Has Michigan, Wisconsin Favored

    The Big Ten media no longer puts out its favorites to win the conference. It formerly only listed its top three, but a group of writers—two who cover each team—put together an unofficial poll...

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  18. Big Ten Football: OSU Coach Urban Meyer's Advice for Penn State's Bill O'Brien

    Urban Meyer knows about adversity within the college football world. While at Florida, he was criticized for the way he handled his players, particularly the star players...

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  19. Wisconsin Football: Bret Bielema Says He Hopes Getting Married Makes Him Better

    This offseason, one of the most eligible bachelors in Madison, Bret Bielema , decided to tie the knot. Exactly nine weeks and two days into his marriage, Bielema told Bob Wolfey of The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that, "It's all good...

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  20. Big Ten Football: Ranking the Conference's Toughest Schedules

    As Big Ten Media Days kicks off and pundits go into overdrive with their preseason predictions and expectations, which will win their respective divisions, and which will be the next ...

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  21. Big Ten Breakdown 2012: Illinois Fighting Illini, Part 4, Final Breakdown

    I began by taking a broad overview of the Illinois program , what it has done over the last five years and what that might tell us about what the Illini will do this season. Two weeks ago, I scanned the 2012 Illinois offense and how it projects...

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  22. Big Ten Breakdown 2012: Nebraska Cornhuskers, Part 3, Defense

    I began by taking a broad overview of the Nebraska program , what it has done over the last five years and what that might tell us about what the Cornhuskers will do this season...

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  23. Big Ten Breakdown 2012: Michigan Wolverines, Part 2, Offense

    Last week, I got my feet wet with Michigan , looking at the program, what it has done over the last five years and what that might tell us about what the Wolverines will do this season...

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  24. 6 Iowa Hawkeyes Who Will Make a Name for Themselves in 2012-13

    In 2012, a number of young, inexperienced Hawkeyes will have a chance to show what they can do. There are many ways to measure it, but according to a recent Phil Steele post, Iowa is tied for the 90th-experienced two-deep in the country...

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  25. Big Ten Breakdown 2012: Illinois Fighting Illini, Part 3, Defense

    I began by taking a broad overview of the Illinois program , what it has done over the last five years and what that might tell us about what the Illini will do this season. Last week, I scanned at the 2012 Illinois offense and how it projects...

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