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  1. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 5

    Adam Rittenberg

    How far will Michigan fall? We'll find out during the next two months, but for now, the Wolverines have fallen out of the bowl projections. Brady Hoke's team sits at 2-3, and the offense has shown no signs of a turnaround. It's hard to envision Mi...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  2. Oklahoma Sooners Eric Striker, Duke Blue Devils, Penn State Nitta...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Tweener linebackers, like Sooners standout Erik Striker, are all the rage as coaches look to find ways to stop the spread.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Are college football offenses spread out or spread too thin?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Will hybrid spread and pro-style offenses spell success for teams like Wisconsin, USC?

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2014
  5. Etling provides Boilers' offense continuity

    Adam Rittenberg

    Purdue is hoping for dramatically different results in Year 2 under Darrell Hazell after a 1-11 stinker in 2013. Not surprisingly, it will try to achieve those results with the same quarterback. Hazell on Monday named sophomore quarterback Danny E...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  6. Big Ten Tuesday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's been a little while. Let's check that mail. Follow us here. Jack from Champaign, Illinois writes: The Illini recently have been getting commitments from some good offense prospects. However, it's hard not to notice the fact that the number...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  7. Defensive coaches innovate to level the playing field with high-o...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Defensive coaches have been forced to adapt and innovate to keep up with the increasingly high-octane offenses on the opposite side of the ball, Adam Rittenberg writes.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2014
  8. Pivotal summers await Miller, Gardner

    Adam Rittenberg

    The last time Ohio State's Braxton Miller and Michigan's Devin Gardner shared a field, the two quarterbacks combined for 10 touchdowns and 747 yards of offense in a wildly entertaining shootout at Michigan Stadium. It proved to be the end of Gardn...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  9. Hawkeyes ramp up tempo, explosiveness

    Adam Rittenberg

    IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The tempo trend sweeping through college football has, for the most part, skipped over the Iowa Hawkeyes. While teams such as Oregon and Baylor operate at a breakneck pace, Iowa continues to shape its offense around power and pl...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  10. Wildcats offense aims to make waves again

    Adam Rittenberg

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Two years ago, the Big Ten blog ranked Northwestern's wide receivers and tight ends as the league's best. The Wildcats proceeded to finish 106th and 69th in passing the next two seasons. Whoops. Our prediction clearly missed t...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  11. 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
  12. Substitution proposal no B1G deal

    Adam Rittenberg

    The NCAA rules committee's proposal to slow down hurry-up offenses generated rapid-fire reactions from the Pac-12, as longtime practitioners Rich Rodriguez and Mike Leach voiced their opposition. While the plan undoubtedly drew smiles in some corn...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  13. 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
  14. Big Ten needs clarity at quarterback in 2014

    Adam Rittenberg

    The last two seasons have shown that two-quarterback systems can work in the Big Ten. Northwestern recorded 10 wins in 2012 while rotating Kain Colter and Trevor Siemian. Indiana led the Big Ten and ranked ninth nationally in total offense last fa...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  15. Philip Nelson transferring from Minnesota to seek offense that em...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Minnesota sophomore quarterback Philip Nelson announced Thursday he will transfer from the program to seek an offense that emphasizes more passing.

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2014
  16. Offseason to-do list: Northwestern

    Adam Rittenberg

    The offseason is here, folks, and we're taking a look at what each team must do in the long months ahead before the games begin again in late August. Up next: the Northwestern Wildcats. 1. Establish an identity on offense: An injury-plagued uni...

    Blog | January 16, 2014