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Iowa Hawkeyes 2018 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Kevin McGuire, 5 days 3 hours ago
After back-to-back seasons of going 8-5, could the Iowa Hawkeyes be due for a serious run at a Big Ten West Division crown? The 2018 season could throw Iowa a few advantages as long as Kirk Ferentz and his staff figure out how to replace some key players.   A favorable home schedule in division play (Wisconsin, Northwestern and Nebraska all come to Kinnick Stadium) and a cross-division...

Michigan State Spartans 2018 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Kevin McGuire, 6 days 3 hours ago
After having an abnormally disappointing season in 2016, Michigan State seemed to surprise more than a few along the way to a bounce-back '17 campaign that included wins against both Michigan and Penn State. So what will 2018 have in store for the Spartans? Is it safe to assume Michigan State will continue to trend of playing competitive football and competing for the Big Ten East in...

Will Nebraska Make a Bowl Game in Scott Frost's First Season?

By Athlon Sports, 1 week 2 days ago
There is a buzz surrounding the Nebraska football program coinciding with the return of Cornhusker legend Scott Frost as head coach. Frost led UCF to a perfect 13-0 record last season, including an impressive Peach Bowl victory over Auburn.   The expectations are high for Frost’s homecoming but what are realistic results for his debut campaign? Don't forger that Nebraska went 4-...

Wisconsin Badgers 2018 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Kevin McGuire, 1 week 3 days ago
Over the past few years, Wisconsin has been the team to beat in the Big Ten West Division. This fall, the Badgers look to be in decent shape to keep that trend alive even with the division seemingly improving with new coaches breathing some life into a handful of programs. After back-to-back appearances in the Big Ten Championship Game, however, Wisconsin will have some difficult games to...

Michigan Wolverines 2018 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Mike Bainbridge, 1 week 5 days ago
The 2018 schedule for the Michigan Wolverines does them no favors with away trips to three of their biggest rivals in Notre Dame, Michigan State and Ohio State. The home slate is no easy task either, featuring Wisconsin, Penn State and Maryland.   If Jim Harbaugh is to have his Wolverines in the upper echelon of the Big Ten this upcoming season, his team will have earned it. In all,...

5 Nebraska Football Players Who Have Impressed Through Two Weeks of Spring Practice

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 week 6 days ago
We’re halfway through Nebraska football’s first spring practice of the Scott Frost era and suffice it to say that things are moving at a fevered pitch. The Huskers are reportedly getting the 100-120 repetitions in that were originally planned, no one’s sitting around during practice, and the staff is on track to truly figure out who will fit the mold for the upcoming season...

The Reason Why Nebraska Football’s Coaches Can Tackle Problems Themselves

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 2 weeks 2 days ago
Nebraska football head coach Scott Frost and his staff have been a bit cheeky following recent post-practice interviews. Defensive coordinator Erik Chinander took a little shot at Bob Diaco for holding his microphone as opposed to having it clipped on when Diaco was in the same role. Frost himself shook off a question about hiring a consultant to assist in adjusting the Big Red’s tackling...

Nebraska Cornhuskers 2018 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 2 weeks 4 days ago
So much hype is building around new Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Scott Frost and his high-octane offense moving to Lincoln from Orlando that some fans can’t help but guzzle the Kool-Aid. That’s understandable considering the drink did originate in Hastings, Neb., but the brakes should be pumped on Frost’s first-year success.   The scheduling gods were very unkind to...

Erik Chinander Aims to Bring Defensive Efficiency Back to Nebraska Football

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 2 weeks 6 days ago
A number of fans and pundits point to Nebraska football head coach Scott Frost’s hybrid Chip Kelly-style offense as a big reason UCF did so well during his short tenure. As a result, Erik Chinander’s work as defensive coordinator gets overlooked in some respects.   That’s somewhat easy to understand as your mind doesn’t necessarily go to the idea of quality defense...

Nebraska Football Could Afford a Kick-Start with Graduate Transfer Quarterback

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 3 weeks 2 days ago
Nebraska football head coach Scott Frost isn’t interested in talking about any quarterbacks besides those on campus right now. He made that much clear following the Cornhuskers’ first practice back after spring break. However, he did mention that the idea of bringing in another signal-caller is a topic that may be revisited.   “We’re trying to get the guys here up...