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College Football's Top Coordinator Hires for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 7 months ago
Coordinator changes in college football can have an immediate impact on either side of the ball. Every year, it seems a handful of teams show significant improvement in the win column or on the stat sheet as a result of a coordinator change. Last season, TCU’s offense improved to one of the best in the nation after the hire of Doug Meacham as the team’s play-caller. Which...

The Big Ten's Top 15 Heisman Candidates for 2015

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 8 months ago
We go through this exercise every year. "Who will be the face of the college football season?," we ask ourselves. Recently, names like Mariota, Manziel and Winston have answered that question, putting their own personal stamps on an entire season and making it their own en route to winning the Heisman Trophy. Every Power 5 conference is filled with players who could potentially do...

Cardale Jones Body Slams Kid Into Pool

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 8 months ago
With fall practice right around the corner, coaches and players are trying to squeeze in the last bit of free time or vacation before the season begins in force. Even though Ohio State is focused on winning another national championship, there’s still plenty of time for the Buckeyes to relax and get away from the summer heat. Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones is locked...

College Football's Top 10 Coaches on the Hot Seat for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 8 months ago
College football coaches are always on the hot seat. The pressure to win now is greater than it was 15-20 years ago. With the 24-hour news cycle, social media and message boards, coaches, teams and players are always on the spotlight. The terms “hot seat” and “under pressure” don’t necessarily mean a coach is entering a year with concerns about job security,...

Cardale Jones or J.T. Barrett: Who Should Start for Ohio State in 2015?

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 8 months ago
Ohio State's quarterback battle is officially down to Cardale Jones and J.T. Barrett. Although coach Urban Meyer didn’t fully commit to Braxton Miller at receiver in interviews on Thursday night, all signs point to the senior playing in an all-purpose/receiver and special teams returner for the Buckeyes in 2015. While coach Urban Meyer’s decision got a little easier with...

Is Nebraska the Big Ten West Division's Sleeper Team for 2015?

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 8 months ago
It’s a new era for Nebraska football in 2015. Mike Riley was hired to replace Bo Pelini, and the former Oregon State coach inherits a team that has won at least nine games in each of the last seven seasons. However, the bar in Lincoln is higher than just getting to nine victories. Competing for conference championships is a must, and the Cornhuskers have all of the necessary resources to...

Ohio State's QB Battle Takes Shape as Braxton Miller Shifts to Receiver

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 8 months ago
Ohio State’s quarterback battle is officially down to J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones. Braxton Miller was expected to push Barrett and Jones for the starting job in the fall, but in an interview with Sports Illustrated’s Pete Thamel, the senior has indicated he will shift to receiver/H-back in the fall. “For the most part, it’s going to be H-Back and punt return,...

10 First-Year Starting QBs Who Could Win College Football's National Title in 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 8 months ago
Projecting the outcome of a college football season, playoff teams and national champion is no easy task. Several factors go into predictions, including the schedule, coaching changes, returning starters, in-depth statistics, results from the previous year, breakout players and recruiting – just to name a few. Experience and star power at quarterback is another factor that most...

Nebraska Unveils New adidas Alternate Uniform for 2015 Homecoming Game

By Mark Ross, 1 year 8 months ago
Nebraska and adidas officially unveiled on Thursday a new alternative uniform that the Cornhuskers will wear for their Oct. 24 Homecoming game against Northwestern. The new Primekit Husker Bold look was produced in collaboration between the Nebraska athletic deparatment and adidas. Centered around black as the foundation, the Huskers' bold new design is a mix of modern design...

Setting First-Year Expectations for Nebraska's Mike Riley

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 8 months ago
Bo Pelini won at least nine games in each of his seven seasons as Nebraska’s head coach. But the standard in Lincoln is much higher than just nine wins a year. Mike Riley was hired away from Oregon State to elevate the Cornhuskers back into Big Ten title contention and return the program into a factor on the national scene once again. Nebraska has finished in the final Associated Press top...