1. Big Ten Football: The Most Embarrassing Week Yet for B1G, and That Says a Lot

    It can always get worse. Remember that; tell yourself that in the best of times and the worst of times. If you think things can't get worse, then you're only lacking for imagination, because it can always get worse...

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  2. Michigan vs. Notre Dame: Brian Kelly Can Change QBs but Defense Will Carry Irish

    Much is going to be made about the move made by Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly in bringing in Tommy Rees to the finish the win over Michigan...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 3,005 reads 10 comments

  3. UAB at Ohio State: Braxton Miller Misused by Urban Meyer, Still Leads OSU to Win

    With 1:50 left in the first half, quarterback Braxton Miller juked , spun and dove his way to a 12-yard Ohio State touchdown. It gave the Buckeyes their first lead of the game at 14-12, and the team would lead the rest of the way in a 29-15 victory...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 7,306 reads 31 comments

  4. Big Ten Football: Game-by-Game Predictions for Week 4

    Hello, friends, and welcome to another exciting week of Big Ten football. I'm Adam, and I'll be your tour guide.....

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  5. Urban Meyer Is Right: Braxton Miller Is More Talented Than Tim Tebow

    Urban Meyer turned some heads on his weekly radio show when he had high praise for sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller...

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  6. Michigan vs. Notre Dame: How the Wolverines Can Get the Big Ten's Mojo Back

    It's hard to imagine a non-conference slate going worse for the Big Ten than this season has. Yes, obviously, everybody could be 0-3 at this point, so it could always be worse—thank you, pedants of the world...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 2,316 reads 13 comments

  7. Is This the Historical Bottom of the Barrel for Big Ten Football?

    In case you still haven't looked at the Week 4 AP Poll, it's grim. Ohio State is the top Big Ten team, sitting at No...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 3,088 reads 20 comments

  8. Michigan vs. Notre Dame: Denard Robinson & Everett Golson Are Very Different QBs

    There are certain stereotypes that persist in college football, even in 2012, and few are as widespread as the stereotypes that surround African-American quarterbacks...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 3,045 reads 24 comments

  9. No, the Big Ten Is Not Getting 2 BCS Bowl Teams in 2012

    The Big Ten Network's Tom Dienhart released his 2012 bowl projections for Week 4 , and contrary to our assertion that the Big Ten would struggle to get to eight bowl teams, ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 614 reads 8 comments

  10. Ohio State Football: What If the Buckeyes Go Undefeated in 2012?

    So we've got a bit of a developing situation in the Big Ten. After three weeks, only three undefeated teams remain (and holy cow is that depressing): Minnesota, Northwestern...and bowl-ineligible Ohio State...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 4,705 reads 15 comments

  11. Michigan Football: Devin Gardner Should Embrace Role as Full-Time Wide Receiver

    One of the best developments of the offseason for the Michigan Wolverines was Devin Gardner 's emergence as a legitimate wide receiver...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 2,813 reads 9 comments

  12. Denard Robinson: Why Can't Michigan QB Keep His Shoes on During Games?

    Denard Robinson 's ground game is still alive and well. He has racked up 324 yards rushing over the last two weeks alone, atoning for a 27-yard effort against Alabama and putting ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 4,250 reads 13 comments

  13. B1G Bowl Picture: Is It Possible the Big Ten Won't Qualify All Its Teams?

    We're only three weeks into the 2012 season, and it's already time to start worrying about the postseason. That's not "worrying" as in "thinking about who's going where," mind you—we're talking about full-on worrying ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 2,328 reads 3 comments

  14. Big Ten Football: Power Ranking the Big Ten Teams in Week 4

    Well, we're in no man's land now, aren't we? Michigan State, the Big Ten's last best hope for an elite team to carry the conference's banner into bowl season, got utterly wrecked by ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 3,276 reads 28 comments

  15. Coaches Poll Keeps Wisconsin Ranked, Defying All Logic and Reason

    Have you seen Wisconsin play football this year? We'll assume by the claw marks around your eyes that you have...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 3,511 reads 20 comments

  16. Can Braxton Miller Win 2012 Heisman Trophy with Ohio State Probation/Bowl Ban?

    We have something of a developing situation in Columbus, where the Ohio State Buckeyes are now 3-0 with the highest AP rank of any Big Ten team thus far. Granted, the Buckeyes are only No...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 2,754 reads 4 comments

  17. Michigan vs. Notre Dame: How Denard Robinson Has Been Able to Burn Irish Defense

    Michigan-Notre Dame is coming up this week, and it's a game that looms ever larger for the Big Ten in the wake of Notre Dame's 20-3 demolition of Michigan State at Spartan Stadium last Saturday...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 7,275 reads 43 comments

  18. Notre Dame vs. Michigan State: Great Irish Road Win or Another Big Ten Flop?

    Notre Dame manhandled Michigan State on both sides of the football for 60 minutes in a 20-3 victory on Saturday night, effectively removing the Big Ten's last, and best, chance for national glory from the BCS Championship picture in Week 3...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 7,287 reads 13 comments

  19. Michigan Football: Wolverines Win in Rout, but Warning Signs Remain for Robinson

    It was a laugher in Ann Arbor, just like everyone expected. Michigan 63, UMass 13, and it was barely that close. It wasn't a UMass game, it was a UMassacre . That's what very good teams do to very bad teams, and UMass is a very, very bad team...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 2,773 reads 22 comments

  20. Arkansas State vs. Nebraska: No Rex Burkhead, No Problem for Huskers

    There was no question in 2011 that the MVP of the Nebraska offense was RB Rex Burkhead , an irrepressible workhorse and the third-leading rusher in the Big Ten...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 1,831 reads 6 comments

  21. Nebraska Football Video: John Papuchis Gets Inappropriately Angry with Fan

    Nebraska's coming off a rather dispiriting 36-30 loss to UCLA in Week 2, one in which the vaunted Nebraska defense gave up, according to our notes... eighty-thousand miles of offense...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 4,208 reads 13 comments

  22. Big Ten Football Q&A: Disappointment, Notre Dame and Saving Us All from PSU-Iowa

    On Thursdays on The Big Ten Blog , we will feature questions from the B/R inbox , Twitter and email. Do you have questions for next week's Q&A? Send them to Big Ten lead blogger ...

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  23. Analyzing Big Ten Football's Injuries and Their Impacts on the B1G Title Race

    We're just two weeks into the season and cruising toward Week 3, and already the physical toll of a football season is being exacted upon Big Ten teams as they vie for the conference crown...

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  24. Michigan Football: Why Denard Robinson Needs to Play Under Center More Often

    The notion of Denard Robinson passing the football is cringe-worthy, right? The examples of Robinson heaving a dead duck into the general vicinity of a receiver (and two or three ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 2,315 reads 8 comments

  25. What Brady Hoke Must Do to Jumpstart Slumping Season for Michigan Wolverines

    So, Michigan fans. You probably thought 1-1 at this point in the year was a possibility. Oh, you didn't want 1-1, but let's be honest: Captain Hook could count the teams that had even a remote possibility of winning that Alabama game on his hands...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 2,427 reads 7 comments