1. Imagining Jim Delany's Minor League Football System

    There may not be a more polarizing figure in all of college athletics than Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany . Love him or hate him, there's also no denying he is one of the most forward-thinking minds in college athletics today...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 6 months ago 3,076 reads 10 comments

  2. 9 Juniors with the Best Shot at the Heisman Trophy in 2014

    Over the last two years, the Heisman Trophy has become a young man's trophy, with back-to-back redshirt freshmen winning the award...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 6 months ago 38,194 reads 113 comments

  3. IF USC Is Going to Be a National Title Contender, Defense Will Lead the Way

    New Southern Cal head coach Steve Sarkisian may be known for his offensive prowess, and USC may be glamorous because of its offensive history, but the real secret to its success is its defense...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 6 months ago 3,947 reads 6 comments

  4. The One Thing Bob Stoops and Oklahoma Need to Become National Title Contender

    Everyone wants what Bob Stoops already has—a national championship. But it's been 14 years since Stoops and the Sooners lifted the crystal ball, and the Sooners are as hungry as ever for a national title...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 6 months ago 7,854 reads 26 comments

  5. Every Top 25 College Football Team's Best NFL Player Ever

    As spring football camps are kicking off across the country, there is a group of players not looking to lace up the shoes and pull on the pads. Instead, a select few are looking to improve 40-yard dash times and vertical jump height...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 6 months ago 12,498 reads 23 comments

  6. 10 College Football Coaches on the Hot Seat Heading into Spring Practice

    Whether your team finished 0-12 or won the final BCS National Championship, the sounds of pads popping and whistles blowing gives hope that 2014 will be good...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 7 months ago 10,951 reads 34 comments

  7. College Football Transfer Players to Watch in Spring Practice 2014

    Over the last few years, it appears college football is finally catching up to its basketball brethren. College football players understand and are taking advantage of the graduate ...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 7 months ago 130,969 reads 79 comments

  8. Nebraska Football: 2014 Spring Checklist for the Cornhuskers

    Bo Pelini appears to be the Teflon Don of college football, surviving a series of publicity black eyes and yet another nine-win season at Nebraska...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 7 months ago 5,700 reads 11 comments

  9. Wisconsin Football: Spring Checklist for the Badgers

    Wisconsin football didn't miss a beat in transitioning to the Gary Andersen era in 2013. It won games big and lost games by 10 or fewer points—that's just what Badger football is these days...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 7 months ago 5,392 reads 13 comments

  10. Ohio State Football: Spring Checklist for Urban Meyer, Buckeyes

    Top 10 recruiting classes, 24 wins and a perfect season—life has been great to Urban Meyer and Ohio State over his first two years at the helm of the Buckeyes program. However, life on easy street is over for Meyer and Co...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 7 months ago 8,848 reads 19 comments

  11. Penn State's James Franklin Quickly Making Good on Promise to Own Pennsylvania

    "Our recruiting philosophy, we are going to dominate the state", said head coach James Franklin at his PSU introductory press conference . "We are going to dominate the state...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 7 months ago 10,063 reads 11 comments

  12. Power Ranking Top Big Ten WRs Pre-2014 Spring Practice

    The Big Ten may have reached its peak at wide receiver last season, but 2014 will be all about transition at the position...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 7 months ago 4,556 reads 15 comments

  13. Big Ten Football: Power Ranking Best Defensive Players Pre-2014 Spring Practice

    While the rest of the country was offensive-crazy, the Big Ten continued to show why it is one of the premier defensive leagues in the country...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 7 months ago 4,690 reads 14 comments

  14. Friday Night Games Would Be Horrible Move for Big Ten Football

    Under the leadership of Jim Delany , the Big Ten hasn't been afraid to challenge conventional wisdom and put itself out there. However, the latest balloon floated by the commissioner may be a step too far, even for the innovative Big Ten...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 7 months ago 1,666 reads 5 comments

  15. Big Ten's Most Undervalued Coach Mark Dantonio Gets Well-Deserved Raise

    In 2013, the Michigan State Spartans finally cleared the final hurdles under Mark Dantonio —w inning the Big Ten championship and the Rose Bowl in one fell swoop...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 7 months ago 3,560 reads 16 comments

  16. Who Is Most Injury Depleted Big Ten Team Heading into Spring Practice?

    Spring practice can be make-or-break for some coaches, players and even programs. Yet each program takes a different tack in how it deals with the annual tradition...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 7 months ago 105 reads 0 comments

  17. Wisconsin Football: What Former UGA RB Thomas Brown Brings to Badgers' Staff

    Wisconsin football has been all about running the football for the better part of a quarter of a century. It's who the Badgers are, and when Thomas Hammock left for the Baltimore Ravens, there was a big hole to fill...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 7 months ago 5,557 reads 7 comments

  18. Power Ranking Top 5 Big Ten RBs Pre-2014 Spring Practice

    Three yards and a cloud of dust, big offensive lineman—fact is, when most people think of the Big Ten, they think of the running game. It's hard not to when the conference continuously turns out top running backs...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 7 months ago 1,449 reads 4 comments

  19. Michigan Football: Spring Checklist for Brady Hoke, Wolverines

    Spring is a time of renewal across college football, and there is no team more in need of that in the Big Ten than the Michigan Wolverines...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 7 months ago 5,021 reads 14 comments

  20. Power Ranking Big Ten QBs Pre 2014 Spring Practice

    Spring practices are now just days away from opening up around some of the Big Ten, and that means a focus on position battles and players with things to prove or hype to live up to...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 7 months ago 6,670 reads 25 comments

  21. OSU Football: How Braxton Miller's Surgery Impacts Buckeyes' Spring Practice

    Last week, it was revealed that Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller was having an operation on his throwing shoulder...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 7 months ago 11,170 reads 9 comments

  22. Nebraska Football: Why Johnny Stanton Needs to Be Huskers' QB in 2014

    Life after Taylor Martinez began earlier than expected and the results weren't all that great. However, the future could and needs to rest on the feet and arm of one player: redshirt freshman Johnny Stanton...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 7 months ago 24,051 reads 40 comments

  23. Purdue Needs to Show Patience as Darrell Hazell Rebuilds Boilermakers

    FORWARD—it's a simple word written on t-shirts handed out to Purdue football players as they begin workouts leading up to spring practice in 2014...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 7 months ago 1,680 reads 5 comments

  24. Quarterback Uncertainty Is Biggest Issue Facing Big Ten West Division

    As the Big Ten turns its attention away from "competitive balance" and toward geography in its new division set up, the East and West divisions couldn't be more different. Whether its in perception of depth or competitiveness...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 7 months ago 1,174 reads 4 comments

  25. Wisconsin Football: Can Melvin Gordon Be Badgers' Go-to Back in 2014?

    When you've rushed for 1,600 yards and scored 12 touchdowns in a season, there shouldn't be many questions surrounding your abilities. For Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon, however, the 2014 season will be his first as UW 's featured back...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 7 months ago 3,933 reads 7 comments