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  1. First-year coach success rate

    Brian Bennett

    I recently got this question into the mailbag and thought it was a good one to break out into a separate post. Michael in Louisville writes: Andrea, can you please explain to me why people think Rutgers will compete in the Big East. I don't know if ...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  2. Sound off: Biggest Big East villain

    Brian Bennett

    Earlier today, you saw my compilation of recent Big East coaches who have left their respective teams in, well, not the greatest ways. Now it is your time to vote: Which coach do you think is the most hated or vilified in recent Big East history? ...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  3. Big East: Coaching carousel

    Brian Bennett

    When the 2011 season ended, all appeared tranquil throughout Big East coaching land. Of the eight headed coaches in the league at the time, only Greg Schiano had more than five years at his school. The other seven had three seasons or fewer under ...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  4. Big East weekend roundup

    Brian Bennett

    Filling you in on some of the Big East headlines from the holiday weekend: Cincinnati co-defensive coordinator Tim Banks is expected to be hired as Illinois defensive coordinator, according to a published report. Banks and linebackers coach Jon J...

    Blog | January 17, 2012
  5. Big East lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    Only three shopping days left. ... Cincinnati highlight video of the season. Here is a running back comparison between Louisville and NC State. Pitt commit Rushel Shell is named Pennsylvania player of the year. Rutgers is looking for more c...

    Blog | December 22, 2011
  6. Big East Lunchtime Links

    Brian Bennett

    Is that Dave Wannstedt I hear? What's next for Cincinnati coach Butch Jones? UConn has made it a policy to recite the Pledge of Allegiance before home football and men's and women's basketball games. Louisville players aren't worried about Ch...

    Blog | December 06, 2011
  7. Pitt loses three assistants

    Brian Bennett

    Pitt co-offensive coordinator Calvin Magee and assistants Tony Dews and Tony Gibson have left the staff for another coaching opportunity, coach Todd Graham announced Sunday. It is expected the three will join Rich Rodriguez in Arizona. All three w...

    Blog | December 04, 2011
  8. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Pumpkin bread pudding sounds great right about now ... The slipping Cincinnati Bearcats say they are just fine. UConn receiver Isiah Moore vows to hold onto the football. Buying in has paid off for a young Louisville team. Pitt coach Todd G...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  9. Lunchtime Links

    Brian Bennett

    Hope you guys have a great weekend. Here are some links for today ... Charlie Strong and Joker Phillips got the ball rolling for the rivalry game between Louisville and Kentucky. Pitt picked up another commitment Thursday. Prep quarterback Ty...

    Blog | July 29, 2011
  10. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Hope everyone had a nice weekend. Now let's catch up on the Big East with your links for today: UConn freshman running back Max DeLorenzo says he has no problem taking a redshirt if he has to. Louisville defensive tackle Brandon Dunn believes h...

    Blog | July 18, 2011
  11. Friday Big East mailblog

    Brian Bennett

    The time has come once again for another mailblog. (Pause while you dance for joy). One feature that will begin Monday because many of you asked for it: team position rankings. I know I have been behind the other bloggers with this, but I wanted to f...

    Blog | June 24, 2011
  12. Lunchtime Links

    Brian Bennett

    Let's not forget our Big East chat today at 4 p.m. Now on to some links ... Desmond Conner of The Hartford Courant evaluates the UConn tight ends. Plus, the Huskies pick up commit No. 8. Rutgers fans weigh in on the new naming rights deal with ...

    Blog | June 23, 2011
  13. Big East mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    So a movie comes out with both Natalie Portman and Zooey Deschanel in it, and it bombs. How is that possible? On to more important questions: yours. Hank from Leeds, Mass., writes: BB, I thought that opening with Michigan was a driving force fo...

    Blog | April 26, 2011
  14. Todd Graham is Pitt's man with a plan

    Brian Bennett

    PITTSBURGH -- Keith Patterson was a senior at East Central University in Oklahoma when his teammate and roommate, Todd Graham, pulled him out of his dorm room one day. Graham told him they were going to see the team's defensive coordinator. When t...

    Blog | April 14, 2011
  15. Friday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Mail time! Paki from Chicago writes: As I recall, when Rich Rodriguez left West Virginia for Michigan, he said in interviews that installing his spread offense was always a very rough transition for the players that yields very poor results in the...

    Blog | April 01, 2011
  16. If there were a football playoff ...

    Brian Bennett

    This afternoon brings one of the great sporting events in America, as the NCAA tournament kicks off in earnest with what is now called the second round. And, of course, this time of year always makes college football fans a little wistful, wonderi...

    Blog | March 17, 2011