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  1. Position that needs improvement: Maryland

    Adam Rittenberg

    Every Big Ten team is looking to improve in the coming months. This week, we're examining one position group for each squad that must be upgraded. The Maryland Terrapins are up next. Problem position: Offensive line Why offensive line was a pro...

    Blog | January 28, 2015
  2. Why is offense line play down this season?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Midway through the 2014 season, offensive line play seems to be declining nationally, especially at programs in which it typically flourishes. Coaches and recruiters see several reasons for the dilemma.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2014
  3. Preseason position preview: Offensive line

    Adam Rittenberg

    Certain position groups define certain leagues, and in the Big Ten, offensive line always will be one of those groups. The big uglies are typically a beautiful sight for many Big Ten fan bases, so we figured we would kick off our preseason position p...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  4. Big Ten's lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Alright, alright, alright ... Nebraska coach Bo Pelini talks spring ball and more with Steven Sipple and Tom Shatel. Maryland linebacker Matt Robinson is finally healthy entering his final season. Michigan's offensive line fix could end with ...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  5. Hoosiers lose lineman Feeney for season

    Adam Rittenberg

    Indiana is among the Big Ten's deepest teams at the offensive skill positions, but a young, talented offensive line returning four starters might have been the unit's biggest reason for optimism. Make that three returning starters. The Hoosiers...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  6. Hoosiers offensive line on fast track

    Adam Rittenberg

    Like most true freshman, Indiana offensive tackle Jason Spriggs entered his first preseason camp with measured expectations. "I thought I was going to be redshirted," Spriggs told, "just like all the other freshmen." It was a reasonabl...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  7. Pedigree helps Boilers' Kugler fall in line

    Adam Rittenberg

    Purdue's Robert Kugler isn't the first college player to successfully transition from tight end to offensive line. He won't be the last, either. But few players have access to the type of resource Kugler did when he moved from tight end to offensi...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  8. Reports: Illini hire Ricker as O-line coach

    Adam Rittenberg

    Illinois' turbulent offseason took another turn Tuesday when offensive line coach Jim Bridge bolted for Purdue on the same day as the Illini opened spring practice. Fortunately for the Illini, Bridge's replacement will be on the field for the team...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  9. Reports: Purdue hires Illini's Bridge as aide

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten assistant coach poaching must be contagious. After losing offensive line coach Jim Bollman to Michigan State, Purdue reportedly has turned to another Big Ten school for his replacement. The Boilers have hired Illinois offensive line coach ...

    Blog | March 05, 2013
  10. B1G postseason position rankings: OL

    Adam Rittenberg

    The postseason position rankings march on with the group where it all begins: the offensive line. Traditionally one of the stronger positions throughout the Big Ten, the 2013 season brought mixed results. Several traditionally strong lines took a ste...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  11. Illinois hires Jim Bridge as O-line coach

    Adam Rittenberg

    Illinois on Wednesday announced a second hire for its offensive coaching staff as Tim Beckman selected Jim Bridge to oversee the Illini offensive line. Bridge spent the past six seasons at NC State, the past two as the Wolf Pack's offensive line c...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  12. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Last links of 2012. Enjoy. Tom Shatel has a terrific exit interview with Nebraska's Tom Osborne. Tim Beck's offense truly clicked in Year 2. Huskers offensive line coach Barney Cotton is far from through. Dynamic freshman Melvin Gordon will be ...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  13. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Deviousness? I guess two can play at that game. Just like most games. A mock Dr. Seuss book played a role in the transformation of Ohio State's offensive line, Pete Thamel writes. Rob Oller gives Urban Meyer an A for the season, but it might not ...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  14. Spartans lineman Fonoti to return in 2013

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan State's offensive line received good news Sunday night as right tackle Fou Fonoti announced he will take a medical redshirt and return in 2013. Fonoti suffered a broken foot in practice Sept. 13, two days before Michigan State's Week 3 sh...

    Blog | November 12, 2012
  15. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Gearing up for a slightly big night in Chicago sports (Bears-Pack, Sale-Verlander). Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez supports Bret Bielema's decision to dump his offensive line coach after only two games. Montee Ball isn't getting down despite the Badg...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  16. Reports: Badgers dump O-line coach

    Adam Rittenberg

    It took just two games for Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema to part ways with one of his most important new assistants. Offensive line coach Mike Markuson is out, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Wisconsin State Journal reported late Sunday. Mar...

    Blog | September 10, 2012