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  1. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Nick Saban has done the impossible. He's made the national championship game boring. Bill O'Brien cleared the air. Penn State and Oregon have much different approaches about big donors. New Wisconsin offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig stands to ...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  2. Coaching turnover and the Big East

    Brian Bennett

    Coaching turnover is commonplace in college football year to year. Just how common? Pete Roussel of did some excellent research on the topic and found the answer. Oregon is the only school to have its entire coaching staff intac...

    Blog | March 19, 2012
  3. Big East mailblog

    Brian Bennett

    Thanks for all the great questions and comments in the mailbag. The majority of you would like some TCU updates, so starting next week you will get one a week. Hope that helps you keep an eye on the next member of the league. Now who has some ques...

    Blog | September 16, 2011
  4. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Iowa State at UConn tonight. Who you got? Now on to some links ... For Cincinnati quarterback Zach Collaros, the trip from Akron three years ago has been a long one. Help has come for the defense in the form of junior college linebacker Greg B...

    Blog | September 16, 2011
  5. Syracuse defense news and notes

    Brian Bennett

    I had a chance to catch up with Syracuse defensive coordinator Scott Shafer. Here is a little of what he had to say: Though Shamarko Thomas, Phillip Thomas and Keon Lyn have been out with injuries, the good news is younger players have gotten mor...

    Blog | August 17, 2011
  6. Phillip Thomas speaks loudly for Orange

    Brian Bennett

    Go to a Syracuse football practice and there's one sound you are bound to hear: the constant chatter coming from Phillip Thomas' mouth. The junior safety is almost always yakking on the field, whether it's barking out assignments, pumping up his t...

    Blog | May 26, 2011
  7. Spring breakout players: Syracuse

    Brian Bennett

    Another day, another look at players from each Big East team who announced themselves as potential spring breakout guys. Once again, here's how I'm defining "breakout" status: players who haven't seen the field yet but showed they could be major c...

    Blog | May 20, 2011
  8. Hope and concern: Syracuse

    Brian Bennett

    Time to get back to our series looking at each Big East team's biggest reasons for hope and concern for the 2011 season. Since we're going in reverse alphabetical order, Syracuse is on the clock. Let's take a look at the Orange: Biggest reason for...

    Blog | May 17, 2011
  9. Spring shoes to fill: Syracuse

    Brian Bennett

    I'm continuing to look at each Big East team's spring remodeling jobs -- specifically, how a team is faring in locating replacements for its biggest departed star. Let's examine Syracuse. Biggest shoes to fill: Doug Hogue and Derrell Smith The ...

    Blog | April 26, 2011
  10. Big East coaching moves scorecard

    Brian Bennett

    As spring practice kicks into high gear around the Big East, here's your handy-dandy guide to all of the offseason coaching moves around the league. Clip and save: (Oh, wait. This is a blog. Do not clip your computer screen.) Cincinnati No chan...

    Blog | March 24, 2011
  11. Marquis Spruill now Orange man in middle

    Brian Bennett

    Marquis Spruill knows he had it easy last year. Sure, Spruill was starting at linebacker as a true freshman for Syracuse. But with veterans Derrell Smith and Doug Hogue beside him, Spruill knew he could just go out and play. "I was a little goo...

    Blog | March 10, 2011
  12. Big East spring preview

    Brian Bennett

    Spring practice is just around the corner -- South Florida will be on its new practice fields next week, while other Big East teams will follow suit shortly after. So here's a look at what to expect from each league team this spring. Cincinnati...

    Blog | February 23, 2011
  13. The Big East's best: No. 23

    Brian Bennett

    Continuing our countdown of the 25 best players in the Big East from the 2010 season, based on last year's performance. No. 23 Derrell Smith, LB, Syracuse, Sr. Preseason rank: 24 2010 numbers: Led the Orange with 114 tackles, including ni...

    Blog | February 16, 2011
  14. Doug Marrone shuffles Orange staff

    Brian Bennett

    Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone has made some changes in assignments on his coaching staff. Nathaniel Hackett, who was quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator in 2010, will now be the offensive coordinator and tight ends coach. Tim Dao...

    Blog | February 10, 2011
  15. Big East recruiting needs

    Brian Bennett

    Signing day is now just 48 hours away. So let's take a look at the recruiting needs are for each Big East team in this class. The positions listed reflect areas of need for the 2011 and 2012 seasons and don't take into account players who have alr...

    Blog | January 31, 2011
  16. Big East weekend news roundup

    Brian Bennett

    Welcome back. Time to catch up on a few news tidbits from the three-day holiday weekend: Syracuse hired Tim Daoust as an assistant coach, though his exact role was not specified. The Orange had an opening after assistant head coach/special teams ...

    Blog | January 18, 2011