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  1. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 7

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan is back on the winning track but not quite back in the bowl projections. Brady Hoke's team ended its three-game slide Saturday night by grinding out an 18-13 win against Penn State at Michigan Stadium. The Wolverines' defense locked down ...

    Blog | October 12, 2014
  2. Can spread teams play strong enough defense to win national champ...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Can spread teams play strong enough defense to win national championships? Some coaches say the spread can damage not only the opposing defense but the one on the same sideline.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2014
  3. Texas A&M Aggies Jake Spavital among young coordinators changing ...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Spread offenses haven't just changed the game -- they've sparked a youth movement among coordinators. Plus: Stanford's surprising defense and Miami's secret stat in Inside Access.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2014
  4. The fall of the Big Ten, Oklahoma Sooners' defense, Mississippi S...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Why is the Big Ten so bad? Coaches, players and administrators try to solve the conference's problems, plus the secrets to Oklahoma's defense and Mississippi State's quarterback.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2014
  5. Michael Brewer, Wes Lunt, Clint Trickett hit stride early in seas...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Why transfer QBs are taking control, the secret to USC's defense and inside info on Texas A&M, Penn State and BYU.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2014
  6. Secrets to Texas Longhorns, UCLA Bruins defense; the 'fastest pla...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Get the inside scoop on the secrets to Texas and UCLA's strong defense, the 'fastest player ever' and coaching moves that made a difference in Week 2.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2014
  7. Oddball: 3-4 defense catching on in B1G

    Adam Rittenberg

    Oddball is coming to the Big Ten in 2014. After spreading through the NFL and much of college football, odd defenses -- with three down linemen instead of four -- will be more visible in the Big Ten this season. Three Big Ten teams -- Wisconsin, M...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  8. Claeys: Gophers defense should improve

    Adam Rittenberg

    Minnesota had a grand total of one defensive player drafted between 2009 and 2013. Earlier this month, the Gophers had two defenders, tackle Ra'Shede Hageman and safety Brock Vereen, selected in the first four rounds. Those departures would would ...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  9. Wildcats focus on firming up midsection

    Adam Rittenberg

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Defense wasn't the reason Northwestern went 5-7 in 2013. Sure, the unit was on the field for the play that encapsulated a hard-luck season: a Hail Mary touchdown pass as time expired that gave Nebraska a 27-24 victory and set off...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  10. Badgers' D to showcase speed, versatility

    Adam Rittenberg

    MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin's defense appeared to offer a series of new looks, pressures and personnel groupings in coach Gary Andersen's first season. Turns out, the reveal is just beginning. Although the Badgers in 2013 showcased certain eleme...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  11. Defense, QB clarity in B1G scrimmages

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan's defense controlled play throughout the spring game Saturday at Michigan Stadium, echoing a theme throughout most of the league that day. Several Big Ten squads held scrimmages or open practices, and the defenses had the edge in most of ...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  12. Big Ten's lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten is desperate for a title. Which one of you is willing to make the sacrifice? Links time ... Michigan's defense definitely had the edge in the spring game. The young excuse is getting old for the Wolverines. Indiana WR Isaac Griffith ...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  13. Best offensive triple threats: East Division

    Adam Rittenberg

    The best offenses can threaten defenses at the quarterback, running back and wide receiver positions. Brian Bennett on Tuesday examined the triple-threat combinations from the Big Ten's new West Division. Now let's turn our attention to the East D...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  14. Boilers defense no longer lost in translation

    Adam Rittenberg

    Purdue's oldest defenders have endured only one complete coaching change since they arrived on campus. So why does it feel like more? Former Boilermakers coach Danny Hope made changes to the defensive coordinator position after the 2009, 2010 and ...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  15. Monroe brings fire to Maryland defense

    Adam Rittenberg

    When Big Ten fans begin familiarizing themselves with new member Maryland and its personnel, a good place to start is Andre Monroe. The 5-foot-11, 270-pound senior is the centerpiece of Maryland's defensive line. He led the team in both tackles fo...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  16. New NCAA football rule would allow early subs on defense

    Adam Rittenberg

    The NCAA football rules committee is proposing changes for the 2014 season that would loosen the reins on defensive substitutions and lessen the penalties for targeting fouls called on the field.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2014