Take heart, Iowa football fans. You’re not alone. When it comes to the quarterback position, most Big Ten Conference teams are fumbling for answers. Ohio State’s Braxton Miller is a bona fide Heisman Trophy contender. Nebraska’s Taylor Martinez has accounted for 9,449 total yards the past three seasons. After that, things get a little dicey. […]
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Not so breaking news: The Big Ten Conference isn’t great. Some contend it’s barely decent. “The narrative is we’ve underperformed, and I can’t argue with that,” commissioner Jim Delany told ESPN.com blogger Adam Rittenberg this week. “We haven’t won big games. The narrative is about right. When you have big brands, expectations are high. I […]
NEBRASKA Last year: 9-4, 5-3 in Big Ten Coach: Bo Pelini, 39-16 in four seasons Key loss: Lavonte David shook off enough blockers to lead the Huskers’ defense last season. The linebacker, now with Tampa Bay, had 133 tackles, 5 ½ sacks, eight tackles for loss and two interceptions. Outlook: No one will question the […]
Another in a series of summer blogs designed to preview the Big Ten Conference. . . . This time, it’s the running backs. Nine of the top 10 rushers from last season return; it’d be 10-for-10 if Marcus Coker hadn’t transferred from Iowa. Last year’s Top 10 list included quarterbacks Denard Robinson of Michigan, Taylor […]
Heroes Trophy or not, the Nebraska-Iowa game Friday is a battle between two slightly above-average Big Ten teams.
Coker blames himself for Hawkeye running game shortcomings and wants to bust loose.
NEBRASKA Raise your hand if you think the Thanksgiving Black Friday game will be for the conference’s Legends Division title? Now that you’ve got your exercise (or not), who wins and by how much? Nov. 25 11 a.m. Memorial Stadium Last year: 10-4, 6-2 in Big 12 Conference Coach: Bo Pelini (30-12 in […]
Looking back. It was one of those odd weeks….capped by the custody case involving former Iowa running back Brandon Wegher. Now we know at least part of those Wegher rumors to be true – that there’s a little Wegher running around. . .or in this case, crawling around. . .after being born last Nov. 4. […]
Stanzi is among 16 finalists for the nation’s top quarterback.