1. National Signing Day 2014: Which Big Ten Teams Still Have Needs to Fill?

    This is it, schools around the Big Ten have just one last chance to impress recruits with official visits this weekend and in-home visits too...

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  2. Big Ten Football Q&A: Newcomers, Northwestern's Union Movement and Melvin Gordon

    Every Friday we'll dig in to the Big Ten mailbag, so don't be afraid to ask us questions via the Bleacher Report inbox , Twitter: @ andycoppens or via e-mail at bigtenmailbag@gmail...

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  3. Big Ten Football Is Finding a New Recruiting Base in Georgia

    The formula for recruiting success in the Big Ten hasn't exactly been on lock like that of the recipe to Coca-Cola or the gold at Fort Knox...

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  4. Will QB Philip Nelson Make a Difference for His New Big Ten Team?

    Philip Nelson should be very familiar with his new home; it will look a lot like his old one. That's because the former Minnesota quarterback will be staying in the Big Ten, deciding to transfer to Rutgers according to Bruce Feldman of CBSSports...

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  5. Is Michigan State Football About to Take over Michigan in Recruiting?

    Michigan State has owned Michigan on the gridiron as of late, winning the last five of six contests, but there's always one area the Wolverines have had the advantage—recruiting...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 9 months ago 18,676 reads 143 comments

  6. Does Nebraska Football Need to Adjust Its Recruiting Strategy?

    If there is such a thing as a guarantee in college football, it would be that Nebraska will win at least nine games and lose four. That's been the trademark of the Huskers under head coach Bo Pelini in his his six years in Lincoln, Neb...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 9 months ago 6,158 reads 37 comments

  7. Urban Meyer's Recruiting To-Do List Before 2014 National Signing Day

    National signing day is just over a week away, and at Ohio State that means shoring up one of the nation's best recruiting classes. Unlike years past, this national signing day could very well be a quiet one in Columbus, Ohio, though...

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  8. Gary Andersen Finishing First Class at Wisconsin on High Note

    When Gary Andersen was hired at the University of Wisconsin, he made a very loud statement about what recruiting was going to be all about...

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  9. Penn State Football: Are James Franklin, Staff Setting Goals Too High?

    "Dream big, work hard." It’s the motto former Wisconsin Badger J.J. Watt has adopted and appears to be the motto James Franklin and his staff are following at Penn State...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 9 months ago 14,600 reads 41 comments

  10. Best Big Ten Football Recruiting Classes from BCS Era

    While the SEC is mourning the passing of the BCS era, those in Big Ten country are by and large saying good riddance—and rightfully so, considering the lack of national champions produced during the era...

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  11. Big Ten Football Q&A: Will It Be Gardner or Morris as Michigan's Quarterback?

    The countdown to national signing day has gone under two weeks, but there are plenty of other hot topics being bandied about in Big Ten country. It's a good thing we are here to settle each and every debate on a weekly basis...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 9 months ago 14,573 reads 53 comments

  12. Will 2014 See the 2-Quarterback Trend Die in the Big Ten?

    Last season was a year of transition at quarterback in the Big Ten, and for some of those schools it meant playing the two-quarterback dance...

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  13. Does Big Ten Championship Game Need a Change of Scenery?

    When the Big Ten picked Indianapolis to host the first-ever Big Ten Championship game, some wondered if it missed the boat by not going to a bigger city with more flair...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 9 months ago 5,474 reads 38 comments

  14. Michigan AD Dave Brandon Needs to Let Brady Hoke Speak for Himself

    In today's college football world, media savvy and perception are as important as reality. At Michigan that has meant athletic director Dave Brandon taking an active role as the front ...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 9 months ago 4,615 reads 20 comments

  15. Ohio State Football: Buckeyes' Hire of Chris Ash Brilliant Move to Help Defense

    Urban Meyer is serious about getting the best and brightest available on his staff. Not only did he hire ex-Penn State defensive line coach Larry Johnson, on Thursday the Buckeyes ...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 9 months ago 17,395 reads 25 comments

  16. Is Big Ten Football Struggling to Keep Up with Michigan, Ohio State Recruiting?

    As sure as the sun rises and sets, you can bet Michigan and Ohio State will sit atop the Big Ten recruiting rankings...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 9 months ago 7,353 reads 28 comments

  17. Has Urban Meyer's SEC-Like Recruiting Pushed Big Ten to Its Limits?

    Whether you love or hate him, former Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema may have had a very valid point with his words about Urban Meyer and recruiting...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 9 months ago 21,716 reads 32 comments

  18. Will Coaching Changes Doom Rutgers' Transition to Big Ten Football?

    Monday was yet another mark of progress in the Rutgers Scarlet Knights' transition to the Big Ten, as it got the B1G logo put on High Point Solutions Stadium field for the first time...

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  19. Where Ohio State Turns After 5-Star DE Solomon Thomas Snubs OSU in His Final 3

    Ohio State has the No. 2-ranked recruiting class , according to 247sports, for 2014, but it has its eyes set on that No. 1 spot when national signing day comes around...

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  20. Where Each 2014 Big Ten Football Recruiting Class Stands Before Signing Day

    As the offseason crawls along, there's just over two weeks until the next landmark of the offseason—national signing day...

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  21. Big Ten Football: Who Are the Top Targets B1G Teams Are After?

    Recruiting season is hitting overdrive and in Big Ten country that means teams scrambling to secure their committed players, find hidden gems and put the full-court press on uncommitted prospects...

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  22. Big Ten Football Q&A: Who Are the Favorites in the Big Ten?

    Chances are cabin fever is in full swing across most of Big Ten country. Don't fret, every Friday we'll give you a break from all of that with our Big Ten Q&A...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 9 months ago 5,122 reads 37 comments

  23. Top Transfer Options for Ex-Minnesota QB Philip Nelson

    On Thursday, it was announced that Minnesota Golden Gophers quarterback Philip Nelson would seek an immediate transfer from the Gophers ...

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  24. Big Ten Football Players Primed for a Breakout in 2014

    Remember catching a glimpse of some unknown running back by the name of Melvin Gordon in the 2012 Big Ten Championship Game? Well, that was how a star was born for 2013, and the Badger back lived up to the hype in a breakout season...

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  25. Big Ten Defenses to Rely Heavily on Underclassmen in 2014, Will It Be an Issue?

    To some, the beauty of college football comes in the yearly changes that are forced by graduation and players heading off to the NFL...

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