Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Big Tentacles: James Franklin, Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern, and more.

Big Tentacles - The Big Ten and its influence over college football. 



Binder full of winning?
Paul Myerberg profiles Penn State head coach James Franklin, along with the 300-page binder of program information he carries along with him. (The Detroit Free Press)

That Was The Week That Was.
Off Tackle Empire kicks off its Northwestern week with a look back at the Wildcats' disappointing 2013 season.

I'm special. So Special. I've got to have some of your attention. Give it to me. 
Lake the Posts looks at Northwestern's depth chart at special teams. 

Fitz and the Tantrums. 
In conjunction with OTE's Northwestern week, Jasper Scherer profiles Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald and his coaching staff.

Depth perception.
Patrick Vint looks at Iowa's depth chart at tight end. (Black Heart Gold Pants)

You Don't Know Jack.
Andrew Coppens profiles Wisconsin kicker Jack Russell. (Madtown Badgers

Number nine? Number nine? Number nine? Number nine? 
Peter Putzel ponders whether Minnesota can win nine games in the 2014 season. (Maize N Brew)

Sparty vs. Duck.
Mike Griffith looks ahead to Michigan State's Sept. 6 road game against Oregon. (mLive.com)

I've got the power?
Lee Barfknecht looks at how Nebraska could benefit from the proposal for greater autonomy for the NCAA's "power five" conferences (Big Ten, Big 12, SEC, ACC, Pac-12). (The Omaha World-Herald)

Life of Ryan.
Travis Miller profiles Purdue defensive end Ryan DeBusk. (Hammer and Rails)

Thank you, sir. May I have another. 
Travis Miller profiles Purdue defensive tackle Michael Rouse III. (Hammer and Rails)




History

Hero of the day.
Kyle Rowland looks at legendary Ohio State head coach Woody Hayes, and how his service in the Navy during World War II shaped his coaching career. (Eleven Warriors)

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