1. Breaking Down the 2013 Big Ten Football Schedule

    We're one week removed from the end of the college football season and two weeks from the last game the Big Ten played on the season, and we're already in deep enough withdrawal that we're perusing the 2013 football schedules for our next fix...

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  2. Why the Best Rivalry in College Football Will Be Brady Hoke vs. Urban Meyer

    What's the best rivalry in college football? The initial response is to go with Alabama-Auburn, and it's hard to disagree with a sentiment like that; the two programs share the ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 8,013 reads 88 comments

  3. Michigan Football: Will Taylor Lewan's Return Influence 5-Star RB's Decision?

    Say what you will about the recruiting race in the Big Ten, but in terms of affecting a team's title hopes in 2013, the Michigan Wolverines pulled off the biggest recruiting heist ...

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  4. Big Ten Football: The Legends and Leaders Are as Good as Dead

    You might remember a while back that the Big Ten poked around for fan feedback on conference realignment once Maryland and Rutgers are in the fold in 2014...

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  5. Can You Compare Alabama's Title Runs to the Nebraska Dynasty of the '90s?

    In the college football world, there's no more loaded word than "dynasty." It's the highest honorific for any program, and the standards set by previous dynasties make issuing such a designation for a current college football program a dicey affair...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 2,974 reads 50 comments

  6. Why Rose Bowl, Not Cotton Bowl, Should Be Hosting CFB's First Playoff Title Game

    We don't know for sure yet who'll be hosting the inaugural BCS playoff title game in January 2015. We do know that it won't be the Rose or Sugar Bowls; they've been announced as semifinal hosts for Jan...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 1,709 reads 4 comments

  7. Is Your College Football Team Worth What the Wall Street Journal Says It Is?

    The Wall Street Journal published a rather interesting chart earlier this week, setting theoretical "prices" for major college football programs if they could be bought and sold like professional franchises...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 1,129 reads 13 comments

  8. Way Too Early Big Ten Power Rankings for the 2013 College Football Season

    Well... the 2012 season is over. What a ride it was. Ohio State went undefeated, Illinois, um, did not, and the Big Ten became arguably the most hipster-friendly of all the athletic ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 4,094 reads 28 comments

  9. A Bold Proposal for College Football: The Assistant Coach Dream Team

    With assistant coaching salaries creeping upward nationwide, especially among the power conferences, there are some programs that have the financial leeway and on-field incentive to make a giant leap...

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  10. College Football's Top Assistants and What They Should Be Paid

    Not every assistant coach is great. Many are eminently replaceable, and their contracts reflect this interchangeability...

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  11. Why College Football Programs Need to Boost Their Assistant Coaches' Salaries

    The annual migration is under way. Nomadic college-football assistant coaches are zipping up their bags—some of which may never have been unpacked—and moving on to a new, richer opportunity...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 15,068 reads 15 comments

  12. A Winning Formula for College Football: Big Pay Raises for Assistant Coaches

    The SEC is leading a revolution in college football, and it's not about the guys on the field. Not directly, anyway. It's about the guys on the sideline (and that's guys— plural)...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 46,706 reads 48 comments

  13. How Alabama Neutralized Notre Dame Linebacker Manti Te'o

    One of the most shocking results of the 2013 BCS National Championship Game—aside from the obvious 42-14 final tally on the scoreboard—was that Notre Dame LB Manti ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 10,105 reads 27 comments

  14. Would a Bowl-Eligible Ohio State Have Given Alabama a Game?

    One thing we learned time and time again in the 2012 season is never to underestimate Alabama. Oh sure, the Crimson Tide didn't go undefeated; they didn't in 2011 either, and they still won the title that year too...

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  15. 2013 BCS Championship: AJ McCarron Cements Reputation as Best BCS Title Game QB

    Another year, another dominant performance in the BCS National Championship Game from Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron in Alabama's decisive 42-14 walloping of Notre Dame...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 6,615 reads 60 comments

  16. Bill O'Brien Staying at Penn State is Best Possible Outcome for Nittany Lions

    Breathe easy, Penn State fans, and cancel any orders for hazmat suits you might have made in a panic on Thursday...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 1,755 reads 8 comments

  17. Assessing Another Poor Bowl Season for Big Ten Football

    Well, that wasn't great. After a January 1 bowl slate that featured five Big Ten teams in six bowls, the Big Ten's season is now officially over...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 3,731 reads 31 comments

  18. If Bill O'Brien Leaves for the NFL, Where Does Penn State Football Turn?

    These are about to be trying times all over again for Penn State fans. Bill O'Brien, the first-year head coach of Penn State who led the team to a surprising 8-4 finish in 2012, is ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 11,808 reads 15 comments

  19. Michigan Football: Does Denard Robinson Have an NFL Future Anywhere?

    Fare thee well, Denard Robinson ; you were awesome and enticing and frustrating, and nobody knew which of the three you'd be on any given play...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 5,753 reads 11 comments

  20. Rose Bowl 2013: Too Bad the Big Ten's Best Didn't Get a Chance to Play

    Give Wisconsin credit. The Badgers came to play and Stanford got all the fight it wanted and then some in the Cardinal's 20-14 victory in the 2013 Rose Bowl ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 4,182 reads 16 comments

  21. Outback Bowl 2013: Michigan QB Devin Gardner Shows He Still Has Long Way to Go

    The 2013 Outback Bowl was one of the bowl season's best, with South Carolina eking out a 33-28 last-minute win over Michigan...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 441 reads 57 comments

  22. Outback Bowl 2013: Why Playing Michigan QB Denard Robinson at Corner Is Insane

    There's no shortage of mystery surrounding the fate of Denard Robinson for the Outback Bowl against South Carolina on New Year's Day. He's obviously going to play, since he's Denard Robinson, but where he lines up is still a mystery...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 10,134 reads 34 comments

  23. Rose Bowl 2013: Why This Game Remains the Most Compelling of All

    It's fair to not be overly enthused about the Big Ten's bowl prospects this year, what with no teams favored and two wins feeling like the plausible maximum for the conference...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 5,271 reads 13 comments

  24. Capital One Bowl: Does Nebraska Have a Chance with Georgia's John Jenkins Out?

    On Wednesday, Georgia announced that nose tackle John Jenkins would not be joining the team in Orlando for the Capital One Bowl against Nebraska on January 1...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 6,129 reads 21 comments

  25. Christmas Gifts for Every Big Ten Football Team

    It's Christmas time around these parts, and Santa's making a list and checking it twice for all the Big Ten teams...

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