1. Ohio State Smart to Give Kerry Coombs the Special Teams Coordinator Spot

    One of the easiest aspects of putting together a collegiate coaching staff is finding a special teams coordinator. Seriously, it's easy. Look around your staff. Find the most intense guy on it...

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  2. Nebraska Football: Chase Rome's Departure Not Good, but Was Bound to Happen

    Nebraska's defensive situation is...well, it's not good. Seven seniors graduate from the starting lineup, and that's from a defense that was as hot-and-cold as any in college football...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 9,866 reads 46 comments

  3. Ohio State Declares War on Michigan by Nabbing 2 Early Recruits from Up North

    The ink may still be drying on the letters of intent from the 2013 national signing day, but the fight's already on for 2014—and Urban Meyer 's insistent on hitting Michigan where it hurts...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 22,101 reads 245 comments

  4. Michigan Football: Mark It Down, Fitz Toussaint Will Be Ready for 2013 Opener

    One of the scariest injuries of the 2012 season was Michigan tailback Fitz Toussaint leaving the Iowa game on a stretcher, his leg badly injured and requiring immediate surgery...

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  5. Big Ten Football Q&A: Great Recruit Names, Wisconsin's QB Race and More

    Every week (or so) on The Big Ten Blog, we will feature questions from the B/R inbox, Twitter and email...

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  6. How Every Big Ten Team Did in Fulfilling Its Recruiting Needs

    One way to look at recruiting is sheer star power. If you're Ole Miss, for example, you just had a jarringly great recruiting class, and all those 5-star recruits signing feels mighty good...

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  7. Michigan and Ohio State Are Turning Big Ten into Big Two Again

    One of the pleasant effects of the proliferation of college-ready football talent is how many more college football programs can field competitive programs on a year-in, year-out basis...

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  8. Don't Worry About Penn State; Bill O'Brien Thrived on National Signing Day

    One name people didn't expect to see anywhere near the Top 25 of recruiting rankings about six months ago was Penn State, the team ravaged by NCAA sanctions that cost it valuable scholarships ...

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  9. Michigan Football Recruiting: Can Shane Morris Supplant Devin Gardner in 2013?

    Michigan had no shortage of highly touted recruits in its vaunted 2013 recruiting class, but its most important recruit might have been its first: 5-star QB Shane Morris, who committed ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 6,133 reads 32 comments

  10. Whose Football Recruiting Class Is Best in the Big Ten, Ohio State or Michigan?

    The 2013 national signing day is more or less in the books and the obvious winners in the Big Ten are Michigan and Ohio State. Both schools put together consensus top 10 recruiting classes, and Scout...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 8,092 reads 35 comments

  11. Despite Quiet National Signing Day, Michigan Hauls in a Top Notch 2013 Class

    There are plenty of schools whose names are getting mentioned on national signing day. Ohio State picked up commitments from safety Vonn Bell and WR James Clark on Wednesday. Ole Miss is cleaning up on top recruits...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 12,340 reads 76 comments

  12. Ohio State Bolsters WRs as Urban Meyer Gets James Clark Away from Florida

    The Ohio State speed movement continues unabated as, according to 247Sports.com , Urban Meyer has just landed big-time wide receiver James Clark, a 5'11", 170-pound burner from New Smyrna Beach, Fla...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 9,254 reads 9 comments

  13. Don't Expect the Big Ten to Make Big Noise on National Signing Day

    National signing day is almost upon us, looming Wednesday with a flurry of fax machine bleeps, commitment flips and hat ceremonies for hours and hours until the dust settles and every recruit is in his right place...

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  14. What the Dontre Wilson Flip Really Means to Ohio State Football

    Dontre Wilson, a 4-star RB/WR from Texas, made waves by "flipping" from Oregon to Ohio State late Monday night, per Eleven Warriors . Wilson had been a longtime commit to Oregon; per 247Sports...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 13,212 reads 17 comments

  15. Who Will Be the Surprise Team in the Big Ten in 2013?

    It seems like every year someone rises from out of nowhere to put together a solid season and completely blow past expectations on the way to at least a decent bowl bid...

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  16. The Big Ten Needs to Step Up Its Football Recruiting in a Big Way

    When it comes to football recruiting in the Big Ten, it's basically Michigan and Ohio State, then everyone else. It's been that way for years; in the yearly Rivals...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 4,685 reads 25 comments

  17. Michigan Football: Why the Wolverines Went Offensive-Line Heavy in Recruiting

    One cursory look at Michigan's 2013 recruiting class shows five offensive linemen, including two (Kyle Bosch and Logan Tuley -Tillman, both grade-A mashers) who graduated early* and are already on campus...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 8,039 reads 20 comments

  18. Nebraska Football: Sizing Up the Latest Martinez to Join the Huskers

    Nebraska's 2013 recruiting class is winding down, with 22 verbal commitments, per 247Sports.com . There might be a couple more—offensive tackle Dwayne Johnson is deciding between Nebraska and Arkansas, and per 247Sports...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 8,244 reads 7 comments

  19. Michigan's Athletic Department Has No Business 'Catfishing' Its Athletes

    One of the things many people have tried to wrap their heads around in regards to this whole Manti Te'o -Lennay Kekua-Ronaiah Tuiasosopo "catfishing" business is the valid question of why, exactly, anybody would do this to another person...

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  20. Big Ten Football Winners and Losers for the Month of January 2013

    Another season is in the books, and for the Big Ten the grand finale of it all was the usual five-game bowl bonanza...

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  21. Handicapping the 2013 Quarterback Races in the Big Ten

    One of the toughest positional races in the Big Ten in 2013 will also be the most important: quarterback. Four teams lost their primary starter from 2012 to graduation, and more have ...

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  22. Contest for New Illinois Symbol Goes a Bit off the Rails

    As the University of Illinois continues to distance itself from what has been at times a racially insensitive depiction of Native Americans, it has to decide what to do about the ...

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  23. Why Iowa Is Having Its Problems in College Football Recruiting

    Looking at 247Sports.com's Big Ten list of composite team recruiting rankings for 2013, Iowa is near the bottom at 10th...

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  24. Why Geography Makes Sense When It Comes to Big Ten Division Alignments

    We have discussed the coming realignment of the Big Ten for a while now, and one of the points we've tried to establish is that the split should be more geographic...

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  25. Big Ten Football: 9-Game B1G Schedules Likely Precursor to Longer Seasons

    As the Big Ten races toward expansion, there's the issue of what to do with so many teams in one conference when it comes to scheduling...

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