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Brace Yourselves: Nebraska’s Spin Machine is Coming in Wake of Pierson-El Injury

Are you ready? Here it comes. News broke today that Nebraska wide receiver/punt returner/best player De’Mornay Pierson-El is going to miss the next 6-8 weeks with a foot injury discovered after Tuesday’s practice. This is bad — real bad. And for the first hour or…

Rutgers Report: First Half Predictions in 2015 for the Scarlet Knights

How will Rutgers fare in their sophomore season in the Big Ten? Will they demonstrate great growth as a result of the knowledge gained in their trial-by-fire in 2014, or will they face the dreaded “sophomore slump?” Here are my game-by-game predictions for 2015. These…

Dotting the I: Drones, Mike Weber and TV Love for Ezekiel Elliott

The reigning National Champions have started their run for a possible repeat. On August 9th. players reported for the start of training camp. Naturally, it would have to come with a unique event happening. Braxton Miller was followed into the team hotel by a drone.…

Don’t Sleep on Hackenberg and Penn State in 2015…or 2016

I remember first hearing about Christian Hackenberg a couple of years back. He was one of the top quarterback recruits in the nation and was recruited by Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, Penn State and a host of other schools. I was pleasantly surprised when he gave…

Minnesota’s Elite Cornerbacks Were Afterthoughts on Signing Day

I’ve never been a big recruiting guy. That’s not to say I don’t believe in it, I’ve just never been interested in projecting what sort of player a 17-year old kid is going to develop into by the time he’s 21 or 22 and what…

Podcast: Trying to Understand Michigan and Nebraska Fans

  We sit around over a few beers and try to understand the mindset of Michigan and Nebraska fans. Reads: (318)

Rutgers Report: 2015 Vegas predictions are déjà vu for Scarlet Knights

It is déjà vu all over again in Vegas odds makers’ minds. They believe Rutgers’ 2015 season performance will be…meh. That’s what they said last year. Could bookies blow it again? Last summer’s Vegas predictions were largely consistent as Rutgers prepared for their Big Ten…

Around the B1G: Ohio State’s QB Battle, Iowa’s Depth, Purdue and Minnesota O-line news

Big Ten fall camps are in full swing and the beat writers have begun flooding us with more information than we know what to do with. As far as the biggest fall camp storyline goes, the Ohio State quarterback battle is officially underway. As usual,…

Rutgers Report: Scarlet Knights Remain the B1G’s Rodney Dangerfield

The late comedian Rodney Dangerfield (famous for his rich, blowhard character in Caddyshack) often whined, “I don’t get no respect.” Rutgers feels his pain. With a new season about to begin, I wondered if Rutgers could anticipate more respect than last year? The short answer…

The Rustbelt Rundown: Cardale Jones Is Fun, And We Need More Fun

I was going to talk about things that people talked about at Big Ten Media Days in this week’s rundown, but everyone else already has, AND, Cardale Jones made me laugh again this weekend. If you are a fan of college football, humor and just…