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  1. Auburn offense still searching for balance

    Greg Ostendorf

    AUBURN, Ala. -- Balance. That was the key word for Auburn all offseason. Second-year coach Gus Malzahn was adamant that his offense would be more balanced in 2014 after the Tigers led the nation in rushing a season ago. "That was really probably t...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  2. Texas Longhorns trying to fix problem with tackling

    Carter Strickland

    Texas is coming off a season in which it had the worst defense in program history. That was largely due to the ineptness of the back seven when it came to taking a player to the ground. Mack Brown is still perplexed as to why tackling is an issue.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2013
  3. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Just because you shot Jesse James does not make you Jesse James. Tim Beckman is getting creative with the Illinois offense. Beckman tried his hand at "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" at Wrigley. Key word: tried. It may sound odd, but the key to I...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  4. Turmoil costs Ohio State a signee

    Brian Bennett

    Ohio State interim coach Luke Fickell said on Monday that the problems surrounding his program hadn't hurt the team's recruiting efforts yet. The key word might have been "yet." A player who had already signed with the Buckeyes in February now wan...

    Blog | June 16, 2011
  5. What to watch in the Big East, Week 10

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett 1. Focus: That's the key word this week, as the top three contenders in the Big East all are heavy favorites at home. Showdowns between Cincinnati, Pitt and West Virginia loom on the calendar ahead. But for those...

    Blog | November 05, 2009
  6. Big Ten part of NCAA reform summit

    Brian Bennett

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Rules violations and reform have been the key buzz words in the college football offseason. Now it's time to see if more talk can produce any substantial change. A group of more than 50 university presidents, plus a handful of athl...

    Blog | August 09, 2011
  7. Notes from Brady Hoke's Michigan intro

    Adam Rittenberg

    Brady Hoke just completed his introductory news conference at Michigan, and the new Wolverines coach handled himself quite well. He hit on the key topics for Michigan fans and used the right words to appeal to the fan base. He showed genuine emoti...

    Blog | January 12, 2011
  8. USC, Oregon nab elite recruits

    Ted Miller

    Oregon and USC picked up key recruiting commitments at the Under Armour All-American Game. The Ducks received word from four-star athlete Devon Blackmon (Fontana, Calif./Summit). Rated the nation's No. 39-ranked player, he picked the Ducks over US...

    Blog | January 06, 2011
  9. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    It's time for Desmond Stapleton to step up, and he could hold the key to Rutgers' offensive line, Tom Luicci writes in The Star-Ledger. There's also word in this story that Mohamed Sanu could miss the Scarlet Knights' spring game. Former Syracu...

    Blog | April 21, 2010
  10. Three keys for Pitt in the Meineke Car Care Bowl

    Brian Bennett

    Three keys for Pittsburgh in Saturday's Meineke Car Care Bowl against North Carolina: 1. Make the Tar Heels offense beat you: In other words, don't let North Carolina get points in non-traditional ways, which is one of its trademarks. The Tar Heel...

    Blog | December 24, 2009
  11. Vols get good news on Walls

    Chris Low

    Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low Tennessee received word Thursday that one of its key signees, defensive tackle Marlon Walls, had been certified by the NCAA Clearinghouse and was cleared to begin practice. Walls spent last season at Hargrave (Va.) ...

    Blog | August 13, 2009
  12. Vanderbilt only SEC team without a bye

    Chris Low

    Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low When you start breaking down who has the easiest and who has the toughest schedules in the SEC, a big part of that picture revolves around the byes. In other words, if you're going into a key road trip after pla...

    Blog | July 15, 2009
  13. Legendary programs on verge of revival

    Bill Curry

    Reviving a former powerhouse might seem impossible. But all it takes is a return to the program's roots, writes Bill Curry.

    Story | Conversation | October 26, 2006