1. Iowa-Penn State Football: Hawkeyes Defensive Line Proves Itself on Big Stage

    During the preseason, Iowa's defensive line was regarded as the best in the nation by nearly every media outlet. All-American Adrian Clayborn returned and the rest of the line was supposed to be All-Big Ten material...

    Kevin Trahan Written by Kevin Trahan about 4 years ago 1,347 reads 12 comments

  2. Big Ten Football 2010: Comparing Iowa's Kirk Ferentz to Penn State's Joe Paterno

    Kirk Ferentz grew up playing football in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and like all high school football players in that area of the country, he dreamed of playing football for Joe Paterno and his Penn State Nittany Lions...

    Kevin Trahan Written by Kevin Trahan about 4 years ago 424 reads 2 comments

  3. Which 4-0 Big Ten Football Teams Are Overrated or Underrated?

    It's four weeks into the 2010 college football season, and frankly, we've learned absolutely nothing about the Big Ten race. Well, we've learned a little...

    Kevin Trahan Written by Kevin Trahan about 4 years ago 3,715 reads 18 comments

  4. Iowa Report Card vs. Arizona: Special Teams Fails for Hawkeyes

    Despite a valiant comeback attempt, Iowa couldn't manage the late game heroics that it had last season. The Hawkeyes were awful in the first quarter thanks to a number of special teams mishaps, and couldn't erase a 20-point halftime deficit...

    Kevin Trahan Written by Kevin Trahan about over 4 years ago 802 reads 15 comments

  5. Defense Still King for Iowa Football, but Offense Starting To Catch Fire

    All through the 2010 offseason, the analysis was the same for the Iowa Hawkeyes—the defense is good enough the win a national championship, but the offense will hold the team back...

    Kevin Trahan Written by Kevin Trahan about over 4 years ago 1,063 reads 5 comments

  6. College Football 2010: Analyzing the Mess That Is the ACC

    After his team's 21-16 loss to James Madison, Virginia Tech tailback Ryan Williams had one thing to say about the game. "I don't know what's going on. I really don't...

    Kevin Trahan Written by Kevin Trahan about over 4 years ago 1,971 reads 23 comments

  7. Who Has the Brighter Future: USC's Lane Kiffin or Florida State's Jimbo Fisher?

    Following an intriguing offseason that featured job openings for head coaching programs at major college programs, two of the coaches that received the most hype—USC's Lane Kiffin ...

    Kevin Trahan Written by Kevin Trahan about over 4 years ago 1,281 reads 40 comments

  8. Iowa Hawkeyes Football 2010: Week 1 Report Card vs. Eastern Illinois

    Following last year's Week One miracle against UNI, Iowa was looking to start off the 2010 season without any drama. And for the most part, the Hawkeyes got what they wanted. See how each position group graded in college football's first week of 2010...

    Kevin Trahan Written by Kevin Trahan about over 4 years ago 1,919 reads 5 comments

  9. How Many BCS Teams Should Non-BCS Team Have To Play for NCG Berth?

    According to Boise State, the Broncos are disrespected. According to Boise State, they could beat any team in the country. According to Boise State, a win against Oregon should automatically qualify the Broncos for the National Championship...

    Kevin Trahan Written by Kevin Trahan about over 4 years ago 505 reads 42 comments

  10. Why Iowa Has Learned From Last Year's Near Debacle Against Arkansas State

    Last year, the Iowa Hawkeyes were the cardiac kids—that or pretty much any other cliche for the luckiest team in the country.Sure the Hawkeyes were good...

    Kevin Trahan Written by Kevin Trahan about over 4 years ago 971 reads 5 comments

  11. Why 2010 College Football Is Better Without Tim Tebow and 2009's Drama

    This past spring, Florida head coach Urban Meyer summed up college football's past few years in about one minute. He did so better than any ESPN highlight reel ever will...

    Kevin Trahan Written by Kevin Trahan about over 4 years ago 1,485 reads 34 comments

  12. Which Active Coach Will Get Closest To Joe Paterno's Record?

    At 394 career wins, Joe Paterno sits just six wins away from reaching the 400-win mark, a feat that he will likely be the last to conquer...

    Kevin Trahan Written by Kevin Trahan about over 4 years ago 4,868 reads 40 comments

  13. Tate Forcier: Explaining The Rise and Downfall Of Michigan's Quarterback

    Through the first four games last year, Tate Forcier was on top of the college football world. He had just led a remarkable comeback victory against Indiana and was praised as one ...

    Kevin Trahan Written by Kevin Trahan about over 4 years ago 7,126 reads 126 comments

  14. 2010 College Football Predictions: Big Ten Teams Over/Under Win Totals

    The college football season is rapidly approaching, with only 35 more days until kickoff. This week also signaled the beginning of conference media days and the unofficial start of the season...

    Kevin Trahan Written by Kevin Trahan about over 4 years ago 5,538 reads 38 comments

  15. My All-Time Sports Bucket List: From Iowa To Lambeau To Fenway

    I joined Bleacher Report in November 2008, and year-and-a-half later, I've enjoyed every minute of covering college football as a national Featured Columnist...

    Kevin Trahan Written by Kevin Trahan about over 4 years ago 460 reads 2 comments

  16. 2010 College Football Predictions: SEC Held Out of 2011 BCS Title Game?

    Over the past four years, the SEC has been the best football conference in America. It's impossible not to know. The media and the fans have shoved that fact down the throats of the rest of the country...

    Kevin Trahan Written by Kevin Trahan about over 4 years ago 2,534 reads 62 comments

  17. Why 2010 Will Define Kirk Ferentz's Career at Iowa

    Since the decade began, Iowa has been known as the team that exceeds low expectations. During the early part of the decade, the Hawkeyes reached three consecutive January bowls - the ...

    Kevin Trahan Written by Kevin Trahan about over 4 years ago 2,932 reads 29 comments

  18. Power Ranking the Football Uniforms of New Big Ten: Nebraska Included

    Tradition has been a staple of the Big Ten since its beginnings and has continued through the conference expansion process. The league has expanded twice in the last two decades and has added two teams that have outstanding histories...

    Kevin Trahan Written by Kevin Trahan about over 4 years ago 15,254 reads 39 comments

  19. NCAA Football Realignment: 10 Pros and Cons of Big Ten Expansion

    Since expansion rumors began in December, nearly everyone involved in college football—players, fans, coaches, and the media—particularly in the Big Ten, has shared his opinion on the subject...

    Kevin Trahan Written by Kevin Trahan about over 4 years ago 3,030 reads 13 comments

  20. NCAA Conference Realignment: Phase One Couldn't Have Gone Better

    Right now, college football couldn't be more backwards. Nebraska is in the Big Ten, Colorado is in the Pac-10, and Texas controls a conference. The Big Ten has 12 teams, the Big 12 has ten teams, and the Pac-10 has 11 teams...

    Kevin Trahan Written by Kevin Trahan about over 4 years ago 1,101 reads 15 comments

  21. Worst Case Scenarios: How Bad Things Could Get for Each Big Ten Program

    Although it's only June, the conference favorites in the Big Ten are pretty much set for the 2010 season. Most experts expect Ohio State, Iowa, and Wisconsin to be the main contenders for the conference title...

    Kevin Trahan Written by Kevin Trahan about over 4 years ago 3,667 reads 37 comments

  22. Does Recruit Oversigning Partially Explain SEC's BCS Dominance?

    Recruit oversigning has become a hot topic in recent weeks, and the high amount of recruits brought in each year by SEC schools has caused fans to question the fairness of the recruiting process...

    Kevin Trahan Written by Kevin Trahan about over 4 years ago 2,375 reads 92 comments

  23. Building the Ultimate College Football Coach

    Whether its Ohio State, Florida, Alabama, or Texas, every school's fan base thinks that its football coach is the best in the country. Which coach is the best? Contrary to popular SEC opinion his name does not include Meyer or Saban...

    Kevin Trahan Written by Kevin Trahan about over 4 years ago 2,279 reads 43 comments

  24. 10 Burning Questions for Big Ten Football in 2010

    The college football off-season is officially half-over, and spring practice has finally come to a close. Now there are only four more months until the start of the season, and while ...

    Kevin Trahan Written by Kevin Trahan about over 4 years ago 3,454 reads 38 comments

  25. 2010 NFL Draft: Why NFL Teams Love Iowa

    During his press conference about second round pick Pat Angerer in the 2010 NFL Draft, Colts President Bill Polian had to throw in that one little tidbit. "The fact that he's a Hawkeye doesn't hurt...

    Kevin Trahan Written by Kevin Trahan about over 4 years ago 4,152 reads 13 comments