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  1. Michigan must ditch crutch of tradition

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan has made the difficult but correct decision to part with one of its own, a man who took the Wolverines' head-coaching job without discussing salary, who said he would have walked to Ann Arbor from San Diego for the gig. "Getting over the ...

    Blog | December 02, 2014
  2. SEC's hilarious attempt to stop Franklin

    Adam Rittenberg

    The SEC football coaches, proud purveyors of oversigning and other honorable recruiting practices, have banded together in the name of integrity. Take a bow, (good ol') boys. You deserve it. Apparently the SEC coaches aren't too pleased with a pla...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  3. Creating the ideal B1G schedule model

    Adam Rittenberg

    Scheduling is a hot topic around college football these days as the major conferences hold their spring meetings and plan for a future that finally includes a playoff system. Whether it's number of conference games, how often to play other major-conf...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  4. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Final weekend of Big Ten spring football. Soak it up. Twitter is something we use. So is email ... Greg from Boulder, Colo., writes: I don't understand why so many major conference coaches are against a nine-game conference schedule plus one...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  5. B1G needs other leagues to align at nine

    Adam Rittenberg

    I used to oppose the idea of the Big Ten increasing its schedule from eight league games to nine. Although I understood the benefits for fans (in theory, more quality games), players (the chance to play league members more often) and athletic dire...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  6. Nussmeier must refine Michigan's identity

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan's offense has hopscotched under Brady Hoke, never establishing an identity despite repeated claims about a clear philosophy. We always hear about who the Wolverines want to be, but because of personnel, youth or fickle schematic decisions, w...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  7. Spartans took similar path to Rose in 1987

    Adam Rittenberg

    LOS ANGELES -- As Lorenzo White watched the confetti fall at Lucas Oil Stadium and Michigan State raise the Big Ten championship trophy Dec. 7, one thought came to mind. "It's been a long time coming," he said. White starred at running back for...

    Blog | December 28, 2013
  8. Dantonio, Narduzzi affirm loyalty to MSU

    Adam Rittenberg

    Few would have labeled Michigan State a destination job when Mark Dantonio arrived as head coach in December 2006. One of Dantonio's coaching mentors, Nick Saban, had left Michigan State for LSU seven years earlier. But as he basks in the glow of ...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  9. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Sadly, there's no Big Ten football this weekend for the first time since August. I'll be counting the minutes until bowl season. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter. To the inbox ... Matthew from Minneapolis writes: Hey Adam, I can't help b...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  10. Latest look at B1G coaching salaries

    Adam Rittenberg

    USA Today has come out with its annual database of college coaching salaries. Not surprisingly, Alabama's Nick Saban tops the chart with a salary of $5,545,852 for 2012. Those questioning Bret Bielema's move from Wisconsin to Arkansas might change...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  11. Dantonio shapes Spartans in own image

    Adam Rittenberg

    The signature sideline scowl had disappeared, leaving in its place a look of genuine pride. As Michigan State's players and coordinators stood at a podium and reviewed Saturday's destruction of Michigan, head coach Mark Dantonio watched from the ...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  12. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Enjoy the fact that your royal overlords are a frail old woman and a tiny baby. Nick Saban talks about why Alabama nixed the Michigan State series. More on the series cancellation from Joe Rexrode. The Spartans bolster their kicking game in recru...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  13. MSU's Dennard, Lewis aim for bus pass

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard made his 29th career start last Saturday against Youngstown State. Safety Isaiah Lewis missed the game with injury but still has 30 starts under his belt, tied for the most of any Spartan. But when it com...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  14. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Only a few more of these before the season kicks off. Can't wait. Don't forget: Twitter! To the inbox ... Scott from Williamsport, Pa., writes: Hey Adam, As we gear up for another season, we begin to speak about the Big 10 national perceptio...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  15. Wilson, O'Brien want to keep pedal down

    Adam Rittenberg

    You know times have changed when Big Ten coaches are getting defensive about playing up-tempo offense, but that's exactly the case. SEC kingpin Nick Saban and SEC newcomer Benedict Bret Bielema made headlines last month when they raised concerns a...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  16. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten media days are in the books, and there's plenty to fill your plate today. Hope you brought your appetite. NATIONAL COLUMNS ESPN.com's Mark Schlabach: When (Bill) O'Brien spoke to the media in Chicago last year, he didn't even know w...

    Blog | July 26, 2013