Bill O'Brien and his coaching staff have navigated uncharted territory remarkably well, writes Mark Schlabach
After a 2-5 bowl record in 2010, the Big Ten needs a big postseason to put this season behind it.
From offseason expansion to coaching changes at traditional powers to the major upsets in between, the 2010 season saw its share of surprises.
The New Year didn't bring the Big Ten much luck. The conference posted a 0-for-5 record on Saturday, including a historic loss for Michigan and a BCS bowl defeat for Wisconsin.
Despite an 11-1 record and a share of the Big Ten title, Michigan State will likely miss out on a BCS bowl. If that's got the Spartans down, however, they're doing a good job of hiding it.
Expansion, the SEC and Texas vs. Nebraska are hot. USC's postseason, Big Ten bashing and eye-black messages: not so much.
Which teams are taking the nonconference hard road this season? Which ones have a soft landing? Mark Schlabach examines the schedules.
Which team would play USC in the title game was the early-season question, but the Trojans' upset loss at Oregon State opens up the race to Miami.
Joe Paterno wouldn't say how long he plans to keep coaching at Penn State, but again said he has no intention of leaving the job anytime soon.
After peering into his crystal ball, Mark Schlabach conjured up five predictions for the 2007 Big Ten season.
Postseason disappointments and three new coaches combined with questions about expansion and scheduling put the Big Ten at a crossroads in 2007.
Indiana's goal, Michigan firing back, and expansion talk were hot topics at the Big Ten media day, writes Mark Schlabach.