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  1. Claeys comfortable back as Gophers DC

    Brian Bennett

    Tracy Claeys served as acting head coach when Minnesota went on its historic four-game winning streak last season. That brought Claeys plenty of national acclaim and recognition, including some calls for him to win Big Ten Coach of the Year honors. ...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  2. Bowl or bust for Illini's Beckman in '14?

    Brian Bennett

    Spring practice kicks off at Illinois on Wednesday, and like all programs at this time of year, there is an air of optimism. Head coach Tim Beckman said he creates goals for his team for each "quarter" of the year, which consist of winter workouts...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  3. Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio given contract extension,...

    Brian Bennett

    Fresh off a Rose Bowl victory and No. 3 final national ranking, Michigan State Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio and his assistants are getting a healthy pay raise.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2014
  4. Gophers lose LB coach Miller to FSU

    Brian Bennett

    One of the hallmarks of Jerry Kill's tenure at Minnesota -- and previous stops -- is the continuity of his coaching staff. Well, the Gophers' stability has taken a hit, as assistant head coach/linebackers coach Bill Miller has accepted a position ...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  5. Gophers make commitment to Jerry Kill

    Brian Bennett

    Jerry Kill got Minnesota back to respectability in the Big Ten. And it was time for the Gophers to show the same respect to their third-year head coach. That's why it was an encouraging and necessary development that the school gave Kill a one-yea...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  6. Minnesota Golden Gophers coach Jerry Kill given extension, raise

    Brian Bennett

    Coming off an eight-win season, Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach Jerry Kill received a one-year contract extension and a raise of nearly $1 million per year on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2014
  7. Knorr embraces challenge of IU defense

    Brian Bennett

    As far as football-related tasks go, Brian Knorr's appears to rank somewhere between monumental and Herculean. Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson hired Knorr on Jan. 20 as his new defensive coordinator, in effect asking Knorr to stop the bleeding. T...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  8. Recruiting Q&A: Purdue's Darrell Hazell

    Brian Bennett

    After a 1-11 season in his first year, Purdue head coach Darrell Hazell needed to restock the cupboard, and he hopes the Boilermakers have done that with a 19-member recruiting class. I caught up with Hazell for this Q&A: What were some of your go...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  9. Recruiting Q&A: UW's Gary Andersen

    Brian Bennett

    Wisconsin signed a big class of 25 scholarship players, plus four preferred walk-ons, on Wednesday. I caught up with Badgers head coach Gary Andersen for this Q&A about the class: With one of the larger classes the Badgers have signed in a while, ...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  10. Recruiting Q&A: IU's Kevin Wilson

    Brian Bennett

    Indiana signed a class of 26 players on Wednesday, including six who enrolled early. I caught up with head coach Kevin Wilson to talk about the Hoosiers' class in this Q&A: What were your priorities going into this class? Kevin Wilson: We'v...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  11. Hoosiers lose Littrell, promote Johns

    Brian Bennett

    Indiana's busy week of staff changes continues, as head coach Kevin Wilson confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that offensive coordinator Seth Littrell is leaving the program. Littrell will take the same job at North Carolina, according to multiple report...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  12. Meyer hires Chris Ash off Bielema's staff

    Brian Bennett

    This week, on "As the Big Ten turns ..." Bill O'Brien left Penn State for the NFL's Houston Texans and took Ohio State defensive line coach/top notch recruiter Mike Vrabel with him. Ohio State head coach returned the favor to the Nittany Lions by ...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  13. Notes from James Franklin's introduction

    Brian Bennett

    James Franklin won more games at Vanderbilt than most people expected. But there should have been no surprise that Franklin won the press conference as he was introduced as Penn State's new head coach on Saturday. Crushed it, actually. Self-confid...

    Blog | January 11, 2014
  14. IU getting defensive makeover

    Brian Bennett

    Indiana had one of the most explosive and high-scoring offenses in the Big Ten and the country in 2013. But the Hoosiers went just 5-7 because they still couldn't stop anybody for the third straight year under head coach Kevin Wilson. So Wilson is...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  15. Roby unlikely to play in Orange Bowl

    Brian Bennett

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Ohio State announced Wednesday morning that it wouldn't have defensive end Noah Spence for the Discover Orange Bowl (or the first two games next season). This afternoon, head coach Urban Meyer said the defense would likely be...

    Blog | January 01, 2014
  16. Ailing Buckeyes defense looks to get well

    Brian Bennett

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A stomach bug has made its way through part of the Ohio State football team. Head coach Urban Meyer said Monday about four or five players -- none of them starters -- have been quarantined, and the hope is that this is just a...

    Blog | December 30, 2013