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Nebraska Cornhuskers 2016 Spring Practice Positional Preview: Defensive Line

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 2 months ago
When studying the 2015 Nebraska Cornhuskers' deficiencies, there’s one place you won’t find many. That would be at defensive line. NFL talent, high-motor intensity and a rising star helped the Blackshirts have one bright spot. 2015 SummaryWhile Nebraska’s pass defense was absolutely abhorrent, it was very tough to bust through the Blackshirts on the ground, as the Big...

Big Ten's Pre-Spring Top 25 Player Rankings for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 months ago
The Big Ten enters 2016 with momentum on its side. Ohio State is just a year removed from a national championship, and even with several new faces on both sides of the ball, the Buckeyes will be a factor in the College Football Playoff picture next fall. Additionally, Michigan capped a solid first season under coach Jim Harbaugh with an outstanding recruiting class. Needless to say, the arrow on...

Nebraska Cornhuskers 2016 Spring Practice Positional Preview: Offensive Line

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 2 months ago
If there’s one group of Nebraska footballers whose stock is trending upwards, it’s the offensive line. Excellent recruiting combined with the work of coach Mike Cavanaugh is helping the Huskers’ maulers crawl back to the long-cherished title of “The Pipeline.” 2015 SummaryNebraska’s offensive line had a roller coaster ride last season, but ultimately a...

Buckeyes Depart the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine With Mixed Reviews

By Chip Minnich, 1 year 2 months ago
The 2016 NFL Scouting Combine has come and gone, with several Ohio State players reportedly impressing various NFL general managers, coaches and scouts. While the Combine is the not the last opportunity to impress NFL decision-makers before the draft, the conventional wisdom is that it is important to make a strong first impression, if at all possible. Among the impressive performers was...

Michigan Wolverines 2016 Spring Football Preview

By Mike Bainbridge, 1 year 3 months ago
The 2015 version of the Michigan Wolverines surprised many by winning 10 games in Jim Harbaugh’s first year at the helm, including a blowout 41-7 victory over Florida in the Citrus Bowl on New Year’s Day. Because of last season’s success, the 2016 squad faces real expectations of not only competing in the Big Ten East with rivals Michigan State and Ohio State, but also...

Nebraska Cornhuskers 2016 Spring Practice Positional Preview: Defensive Backs

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 3 months ago
There are 128 teams in the FBS level of college football. All but seven had better pass defense rankings than Nebraska (ranked No. 122) in 2015. The Cornhuskers' secondary was a unit that looked like it was playing with soap attached to their shoes, to be sure. However, thanks to an influx of talent and a year of taking lumps, the Blackshirts’ back end will likely be overlooked...

Nebraska Cornhuskers 2016 NFL Scouting Combine Capsules

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 3 months ago
It’s not National Signing Day for recruitniks, but it’s up there. I speak of the annual NFL Scouting Combine which looks like half Westminster Dog Show-half meat market. Amazingly there will be plenty of live-tweeting about it and wouldn’t you know, four Nebraska Cornhuskers have been invited to display their wares.   Andy Janovich, FullbackJanovich was done a severe...

Nebraska Cornhuskers 2016 Spring Practice Positional Preview: Running Backs

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 3 months ago
Nobody expected transitioning from the Ameer Abdullah era to be easy and it most certainly wasn’t. Nebraska worked with what it had, and fortunately quarterback Tommy Armstrong had some skilled feet to take some of the burden off of the backs. However, he was a mere 44 yards behind No. 2 on the rushing list. 2016 looks to offer plenty of uncertainty in the first few games as well...

5 Ohio State Buckeyes Looking to Impress During the NFL Scouting Combine

By Chip Minnich, 1 year 3 months ago
The NFL Scouting Combine takes place in Indianapolis from Feb. 23-29. While schools from all around the country will be sending representatives to the Combine, no other school is more widely represented than the Ohio State Buckeyes. Ohio State will be sending 14 players to this event, the most of any school in the history of the Combine. All of these players were strong contributors to Ohio...

Dallas Cowboys’ Randy Gregory: Too Spoiled by the Nebraska Program He Left

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 3 months ago
It’s hard to feel bad for former Nebraska Cornhusker and current Dallas Cowboy Randy Gregory. His recent actions are nothing new and they may end his NFL career sooner rather than later. Last Friday, the NFL passed down a four-game suspension for Gregory’s violation of the league’s substance abuse policy after failing three tests. The second-year player will miss the first...