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10 College Football Coaches Who Should be Thankful

By David Fox, 1 year 5 months ago
A chance to coach college football at the top level of the game for a living should make any man on the sideline to be thankful. Some should be more thankful than others this year, though, to be coaching major college football this season. Whether they’re thankful for their health, thankful for a second chance or thankful to be gainfully employed despite the results, here is our list of...

Big Ten Post-Week 12 Power Rankings

By Braden Gall, 1 year 5 months ago
The Ohio State Buckeyes will finish the regular season with the best overall record in the Big Ten after an exciting overtime win in Madison. But what really mattered most was a 24-point home romp by the Nebraska Cornhuskers over Minnesota. The win moves Nebraska into a commanding position in the Legends Division, needing only a win over Iowa on the road or a Michigan loss to Ohio State in the...

Big Ten Week 12 Preview and Predictions

By Braden Gall, 1 year 5 months ago
There is very little left in the Big Ten to be determined. Nebraska shouldn't be tested by either Minnesota or Iowa, so their ticket is all but punched to the title game. Wisconsin already has their hotel reservations in Indianapolis.  However, there are some quality games to be seen this weekend. There are two great games in East Lansing and Madison. And coaches could be fighting for...

Big Ten Post-Week 11 Power Rankings

By Braden Gall, 1 year 5 months ago
The Wisconsin Badgers have clinched a berth in the Big Ten championship game for the second year in a row. And even though it won't finish with the best record in the Leaders half of the league, UW could still finish 5-0 in the division. Games against Penn State and Ohio State technically don't mean anything, but Jim Delany would likely feel better if the Badgers could win out.  Both...

Big Ten Week 11 Preview and Predictions

By Braden Gall, 1 year 5 months ago
Week 11 should be a great weekend in the Big Ten. Northwestern heads to Ann Arbor to see if it belongs in the title discussion. Wisconsin visits Indiana in what could be a surprising Leaders Division elimination game. And the contrast of colors in Lincoln when Penn State comes to town should inspire any college football junkie. Just don't tell any of this to the fans in Iowa City or West...

Big Ten Post-Week 10 Power Rankings

By Braden Gall, 1 year 5 months ago
Bo Pelini and Nebraska might have turned a corner this weekend. After beating Michigan at home, the Cornhuskers went into East Lansing and snatched a victory from Michigan State to keep control of their Big Ten title hopes. With Michigan nipping at their heels, the Huskers' margin for error is slim, but Taylor Martinez overcame some miscues to lead his team down the field and potentially into...

Big Ten Week 10 Preview and Predictions

By Braden Gall, 1 year 5 months ago
The Little Brown Jug. A battle of bests in East Lansing with a championship on the line. Ohio State's continued pursuit of perfection. And the Indiana Hoosiers are favored at home over Iowa? Yes, those Hoosiers could actually be a factor in the Big Ten title race. No, I am not kidding around. Big Ten's Top Storylines to Watch in Week 10: 1. Can Nebraska handle the driver’s seat? Whether...

Big Ten Post-Week 9 Power Rankings

By Braden Gall, 1 year 5 months ago
Michigan and Wisconsin entered the weekend as the odd-on favorites to play in the Big Ten title game at season's end. After two huge injuries to both programs' starting quarterbacks, each left Week 9 with a loss. The Badgers would have to lose out (including to Indiana) in order to miss the trip to Indianapolis from the Leaders Division. However, the Wolverines' loss to Nebraska has thrown the...

Big Ten Week 9 Preview and Predictions

By Braden Gall, 1 year 6 months ago
The Big Ten championship could be on the line when Michigan visits Nebraska this weekend. Wisconsin has the Leaders Division all but locked up, but will likely be an underdog to their Legends Division counterpart. Therefore, the winner of this weekend's game in Lincoln will be the favorite to end the year in Pasadena.  Big Blue and Big Red headline what appears to be a sneaky good...

Big Ten Post-Week 8 Power Rankings

By Braden Gall, 1 year 6 months ago
Penn State continues to be a national story with another easy road conference win. Montee Ball's record-setting pace is creeping in on two huge all-time milestones as Wisconsin continues to improve. Michigan exercised some demons with a final-minute drive to beat the Spartans. Nebraska won a must-win division game on the road. There was a lot to like about Week 8 in the Big Ten, however, a...