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A Little Look Back and a Big Look Ahead

It's not very often that a recruiting service reviews and reranks recruits, however eSPIN has gotten some good perspective on themselves with this article.  They also go over the top 2009 players and conclude that more times than not, top players fail in their rankings because of off the fi...
27 Jan 2013
by Aesculus.

Florida State as a B1G candidate

With conference expansion talk percolating again in recent days, I've been revisiting my previous analyses (here and here) of logical Big Ten expansion strategy and potential targets. Let's remember the givens: On-field product isn't everything (but it is nonetheless a piece of t...
25 Jan 2013
by AndyVance

Quenton Nelson Update

Here is the latest on the 2014 offensive lineman from Red Bank (NJ) Catholic: The Nelson family spoke with Ed Warinner and Urban Meyer yesterday on the phone. Quenton tries to call Coach Meyer once a week. Because "Q" plays basketball it has been tough to get out for a visit,...
25 Jan 2013
by Alex

SEC's Downfall Coming Soon!

 The SEC recruiting landscape is changing right before our eyes! Its been well documented that college football is cyclical and as of the last decade or so, we all know what conference has been at the top of it. Right  now we are on the verge of a new college football cycle&...
24 Jan 2013
by cinserious

1990: Nick Saban spurns a young coach; Urban Meyer

I was reading a wikipedia biography of Urban Meyer and saw where in 1990 a young coach Meyer while still the linebacker coach at Illinois State, called Toledo, Ohio head coach, Nick Saban to see if a position was available on his (Saban's) staff. Saban, however, never returne...
22 Jan 2013
by GR8TBUCKS

What Defines A Hall of Famer?

I've talked to a lot of angry people about the way the NFL HoF is run and the selection process is, and I have this to offer. Cris Carter vs Michael Irvin. A Hall of Fame for a sport doesn't necessarily HAVE to include anyone based on stats. Irvin was blessed to preform with elite coaching...
21 Jan 2013
by Codeezy

A couple of 2014 Offers

Ohio State has recently put out offers to several 2014 prospects. S Erick Smith, DB Kiy Hester, and DE Solomon Thomas. I caught up with DE Lawrence Marshall, who received an offer a couple weeks ago, and TE Nic Weishar, who received an offer last night. Lawrence Marshall is a 2014 DE from Southfiel...
17 Jan 2013
by Derek Young

What the data says about where B1G players call home

This piece in this morning's Buckshots, coupled with this infographic from this morning's Skull Session, got me pondering on the subject of geography and recruiting in Big Ten football. So, as is my habit when I find something that intrigues me, I do some data analysis. Here's what I'...
15 Jan 2013
by AndyVance

All He Does is Get Snubbed

Well, here we are again. Chris Carter, Buckeye and NFL great, on the HOF ballot for the 6th time. Thats right, SIXTH time. Tell me why an 8 time pro bowler who is 4th all time in receiving TD's (130), 8th all time in receiving yards (13899), and 4th all time in catches (1101) has been snubb...
15 Jan 2013
by iball

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