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Ranking the Big Ten's Quarterbacks for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett and Penn State’s Trace McSorley lead the way in the Big Ten quarterback rankings for 2017. Barrett should benefit from the arrival of play-caller Kevin Wilson, while McSorley will continue to develop under the watchful eye of second-year coordinator Joe Moorhead. While the top two in the conference is clear, the rest of the Big Ten quarterback rankings are a...

Why Ohio State Will or Won't Make the College Football Playoff in 2017

By Chip Minnich, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Ohio State enters the 2017 college football season, coming off a 31-0 loss to Clemson that would have most coaches and fan bases wondering about the direction of the program. At Big Ten Media Days on July 24, Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer stated that the loss to Clemson was behind the minds of the coaches and players, stating "that ship has sailed."   With the return of J.T....

Top 25 College Football Non-Conference Games of 2017

By Bryan Fischer, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The College Football Playoff Selection Committee has talked about strength of schedule playing an important role in their final rankings and teams are really paying attention on that front judging by the burgeoning number of terrific non-conference matchups. Last season brought us one of the greatest slates ever across the country and 2017 isn’t much different with numerous blockbuster...

Big Ten Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2017

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 2 weeks ago
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches used during the year.   In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2017, Athlon asked coaches in the Big Ten to...

Why Wisconsin Will or Won't Make the College Football Playoff in 2017

By Kevin McGuire, 1 month 3 weeks ago
When it comes to ranking the College Football Playoff contenders in the Big Ten, it seems a pair of teams from the East Division dominates the competition. But do not forget about the top team in the West, the Wisconsin Badgers.   Far from sexy, Wisconsin is built to win a lot of games in 2017, and that should allow the Badgers to hang around in the conversation as the season plays out....

Michigan Football Game-by-Game Predictions for 2017

By Mike Bainbridge, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Back-to-back 10-3 seasons are normally a cause to celebrate at most schools in the country… not Michigan.   Last season was setting up to be a special campaign until two late losses to Iowa and Ohio State effectively eliminated the Wolverines from a possible appearance in both the Big Ten Championship Game and College Football Playoff. A crushing defeat in the Orange Bowl to...

Looking Back At Ohio State's 2014 Recruiting Class (Part Three)

By Chip Minnich, 1 month 3 weeks ago
In February 2014, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer and his staff signed a group of 23 players that was ranked third by 247Sports.com, behind only Alabama and LSU. Of those 23 players signed, only five left the program due to transfer, injury, or retirement.   Of the remaining 18, six have contributed to the program in some shape or form. That leaves 12 members of the class who...

Top 10 Big Ten Non-Conference Games of 2017

By Kevin McGuire, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The Big Ten has plenty of reasons to feel optimistic about the upcoming 2017 college football season, but it is once again faced with having to look for some redemption following a poor showing in its bowl games. And the Big Ten will see plenty of challenges in the month of September with a handful of good non-conference matchups.   This year the Big Ten will take on the defending Big 12...

Looking Back At Ohio State's 2014 Recruiting Class (Part Two)

By Chip Minnich, 1 month 3 weeks ago
In Feb. 2014, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer and his staff were able to sign a class of 23 players. Of those 23, only five left the program due to transfer, injury, or retirement. The other 18 players have either emerged as starters or contributed to the team in some way.   Part one of this series dealt with the departures from the program. Part two will focus on the players...

Looking Back At Ohio State's 2014 Recruiting Class (Part One)

By Chip Minnich, 1 month 3 weeks ago
On Feb. 5, 2014, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer expressed some disappointment that the Buckeyes did not sign the nation's top-ranked recruiting class. Ranked third in the country by 247Sports.com behind Alabama and LSU, Ohio State signed 23 players from across the country, the majority from the Buckeye State. At the time, Meyer said, “There is a correlation between how teams do...
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