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  1. Is Michigan still an elite job?

    Brian Bennett

    At Brady Hoke's introductory news conference on Jan. 11, 2011, he was asked whether Michigan was still an elite coaching job. "This is Michigan, for god sakes," he famously answered. Now, Hoke has become the second straight coach to get fired i...

    Blog | December 02, 2014
  2. Narduzzi sticking to the script vs. OSU

    Brian Bennett

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- It doesn't take much to get Pat Narduzzi fired up. But if you really want to get him going, ask about this year's Notre Dame game. In September, the Irish took advantage of four pass-interference penalties and a defensive-ho...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  3. Hope blames ticket sales, Burke for firing

    Brian Bennett

    Danny Hope went just 22-27 at Purdue, and most Boilermakers fans had seemingly lost faith in his ability to lead the program by the time he was fired at the end of the 2012 regular season. But Hope, speaking for the first time publicly since his d...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  4. Previewing the Big Ten 3:30 p.m games

    Brian Bennett

    Two more games remain on the Big Ten's last full Saturday. Here is what is on tap for the 3:30 p.m. ET games: Wisconsin (7-4, 4-3) at Penn State (7-4, 5-2): We know Penn State will be fired up and emotional on senior day. What about Wisconsin? The...

    Blog | November 24, 2012
  5. Ohio St.-Penn St. pregame ponderables

    Brian Bennett

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Greetings from Beaver Stadium. The last time I was here was during the worst and weirdest week in Penn State history, as the Jerry Sandusky scandal enveloped the community and Joe Paterno was fired last November. It's safe to...

    Blog | October 27, 2012
  6. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    I only want to make a drink that a coal miner would want. A lack of blitzing might be one reason why Illinois' defense isn't matching last season's performance. The Illini expect Penn State to be fired up for this one after what happened last sum...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  7. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    You're like Niki Minaj, minus the everything. Some fired coaches, like Illinois' Ron Zook, are laughing all the way to the bank. A Detroit-area receiver became Iowa's latest commitment. A Daily Iowan columnists wonders if keeping Greg Garmon on...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  8. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    You got questions, I got answers. Let's do this. Mickey from Battle Creek, Mich., writes: Your recent "Take Two" post really has me fired up. I'm pretty sure that I speak for many of the "little 10" fans out there who are just tired of seeing...

    Blog | May 10, 2012
  9. Big East mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Read the mailbag. Then have a great weekend. Steve in Seattle writes: With Bobby Petrino out at Arkansas, I think it'll be three straight years that Rutgers will be playing a team after it fired its head coach. I was able to find out Jim Leavitt i...

    Blog | April 13, 2012
  10. Paterno family responds to PSU trustees

    Brian Bennett

    Earlier today, I wrote about a new statement from the Penn State board trustees explaining &#151 again &#151 why they fired coach Joe Paterno on Nov. 9. I questioned why such a statement was necessary. Apparently, Paterno's family feels the same way....

    Blog | March 12, 2012
  11. PSU board explains Paterno firing again

    Brian Bennett

    The Penn State board of trustees has given its explanation several times in statements and media interviews about why it fired football coach Joe Paterno on Nov. 9. The board did so again Monday in a public statement made available on the school's...

    Blog | March 12, 2012
  12. Penn State still mired in uncertainty

    Brian Bennett

    Joe Paterno was fired exactly two months ago today. And who will replace Paterno as head coach at Penn State? We still don't know. Today also begins a short open window where coaches can contact recruits. They can do so until Saturday. Interim ...

    Blog | January 04, 2012
  13. Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl: Illinois vs. UCLA

    Brian Bennett

    One team lost its final six games and fired its coach. The other team finished with a losing record and fired its coach. Still, they're both going to play a bowl game in San Francisco, and one team has to win it. Let's take a look at the Kraft Fight ...

    Blog | December 30, 2011
  14. Paul Petrino leaves Illinois for Arkansas

    Brian Bennett

    Illinois will be without another major piece of its coaching staff for the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl against UCLA. The school fired head coach Ron Zook one day after a season-ending loss at Minnesota. Now, offensive coordinator Paul Petrino is jumpi...

    Blog | December 06, 2011
  15. Spartans' defense delivers vs. Michigan

    Brian Bennett

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Not long after his interception for a touchdown against Michigan sealed a 28-14 win, Michigan State safety Isaiah Lewis fired the first shot toward Madison. "Wisconsin should know we're coming," Lewis said. "They have a good...

    Blog | October 15, 2011
  16. Confident Robinson embraces changes

    Brian Bennett

    Michigan players got used to seeing amazing things from Denard Robinson last season, but one thing they witnessed in January really surprised them. Rumors started popping up that Robinson might transfer after the Wolverines fired coach Rich Rodrig...

    Blog | August 23, 2011