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Big Tentacles - The Big Ten and its influence over college football.
I've got a little list, I've got a little list.
Stewart Mandel names Ohio State head football coach the second best coach in college football (right behind Alabama's Nick Saban, of course.) (SI.com)
And now the bad news for the Big Ten...
Mandel names Illinois' Tim Beckman and Iowa's Kirk Ferentz as two of the five worst coaches in college football. (SI.com)
Tom Fornelli defends Beckman against Mandel's putting the Illini HC on his worst coaches list. (The Champaign Room)
What he said!
Adam Jacobi isn't too thrilled with what Mandel had to say about Frentz, either. (Black Heart Gold Pants)
The Constant Gardener.
Kyle Meinke profiles Michigan starting quarterback Devin Gardner. (mLive.com)
Mark Cerimele profiles Ohio St. wide receiver Stacy Blunt. (Buckeye Empire)
He went to Jarrod!
A Lion Eye profiles Illinois defensive lin...
BEST OF MAXIM
For a second, I was positive he could read my thoughts. My world went silent and moved in slow motion. My life flashed before my eyes with the image of a gravestone that read, “Here lays Victoria Sheehan, last living student-journalist who looked Nick Saban in the eyes.”
It was the last practice before the Crimson Tide left for the 2009 SEC Championship and Nick Saban had just...
Alabama has cinched a commitment who can help a part of the Crimson Tide’s offense that will need reassurance in the future: The front line.
Last week, Minnesota native, JC Hassenauer rose to the top of the prospect pool as a top performer at Nike’s prospect camp, “The Opening”. After quickly accepting Alabama’s scholarship offer, the 6’2″ 290 pound center could finally...
Stewart Mandel is a columnist for Sports Illustrated’s website. Columnists write opinions for a living. Not everyone agrees with someone when they give their opinion.
As it relates to Stewart Mandel’s current opinion on Kirk Ferentz, I don’t agree with it. I am also reminded of the old saying that I can pick on my brother but if you lay a finger on him, I’m coming for...
2012 Record: 4-8 (2-6 in Big Ten)
Head Coach: Kirk Ferentz (100-74 at Iowa, 59-52 in Big Ten)
Four Year Trend: 7.5 wins and 5.25 losses
Last Bowl Game: 2011 Insight Bowl: lost to Oklahoma 31-14
Stadium: Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, IA (capacity = 70,585)
Home Field Advantage: ranked 49th out of 69 BCS teams
2013 Schedule Link...
The comparisons have begun, at least internally. 2013 is reminding some of Iowa’s 2008 scenario.
Rick Brown of the Des Moines Register has an article where the 2008 v 2013 comparisons come out, which you can read here. Included is this quote:
“In 2007 we did have a young team, a little bit like last year,” Ferentz said. “Young in a lot of areas, and we knew we were going...
Nick Saban’s former Alabama defensive players are starting to have a rough go of it in the NFL. Courtney Upshaw is battling weight and dedication issues.
Rolando McClain retired this off-season after not living up to his lofty draft status. Another former Crimson Tide stalwart is having his share of NFL problems.
Marcell Dareus was supposed to give the Bills a ferocious presence...
While Kirk Ferentz’s Iowa Hawkeyes will be getting ready for the upcoming football season next month, Fran McCaffery’s Hawkeyes will be jumping on a plane and heading to Europe. It won’t exactly be a summer vacation, as the Hawks will play in six exhibition basketball games over the course of seven days; two of them in Gabe Olaseni’s London and four of them in France.