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  1. 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
  2. Spread should be B1G's definitive system

    Adam Rittenberg

    Sixteen years after Joe Tiller introduced the spread offense to the Big Ten at Purdue, the system still looks out of place on the hallowed grounds of historic stadiums throughout the league. The spread remains, at its core, quite un-Big Ten. The B...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  3. Big Ten offenses are spread out

    Adam Rittenberg

    It would be easy to watch the inaugural Big Ten championship game last December and conclude that the league's offensive identity hasn't changed much through the years. Wisconsin, the epitome of power football, lined up with two tight ends, a sin...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  4. College football -- Big Ten offenses mix the spread and the tradi...

    Adam Rittenberg

    The spread offense has been successful for some Big Ten teams but not everyone has caught on. Offenses in the coming season range between wide-open and traditional attacks.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2012
  5. Ohio State's Miller brushes up on spread

    Adam Rittenberg

    Braxton Miller isn't taking a complete intro course this spring at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. But he's not merely taking a refresher, either. Miller knows a thing or two about the spread offense Ohio State is installing under new coach Urban...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  6. OSU offense wakes up thanks to spread

    Adam Rittenberg

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- It must have been hard for Michigan head coach Rich Rodriguez to watch Terrelle Pryor fake a handoff on a zone read play and then sprint for a 25-yard gain. Pryor showed why he's at his best in a spread offense structure and fi...

    Blog | November 21, 2009
  7. Brown makes move in Michigan RB race

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Michigan head coach Rich Rodriguez will use more than one running back in the spread offense, and senior Carlos Brown is making a serious case for more playing time. After filling in well for the injured Bra...

    Blog | September 19, 2009
  8. Checking in with ... Jay Paterno, Part I

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Most thought the spread offense would never come to Penn State, much less with a Paterno shaping the scheme. Turns out, Jay Paterno, Joe's son and Penn State's quarterbacks coach, helped bring the spre...

    Blog | July 24, 2009
  9. Spartans tight ends change with the times

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg The rise of the spread offense in college football has put many of the nation's tight ends on notice. As more coaches look for quickness before brute strength, tight ends are being forced to reinvent thems...

    Blog | July 23, 2009
  10. Indiana's Canada talks wideouts and the spread

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg IU Athletics Matt Canada is entering his third year as Indiana's offensive coordinator. Many consider the spread offense to be the great equalizer, and...

    Blog | July 21, 2009
  11. Hankwitz discusses defending the spread

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Defending the spread offense isn't easy, and Mike Hankwitz should know. He's one of the nation's most experienced defensive coordinators, having held the job at six different schools, and he's ...

    Blog | July 21, 2009
  12. Linthicum finds right fit at Michigan State

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Brian Linthicum's ears betrayed him, even though his eyes could see the truth. The statistics showed that Clemson's tight ends typically caught between 10-20 passes a year in a spread offense catered m...

    Blog | July 15, 2009
  13. Pistol offense catching on in the Big Ten

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg A dozen years ago, Joe Tiller changed the landscape of Big Ten football by installing the spread offense at Purdue. Team scoring records immediately began to fall. As Tiller departs a league filled with adapta...

    Blog | April 01, 2009
  14. Big Ten links: Big backs get no Heisman love

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Don't miss the awards show tonight (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET). I'm guessing the Big Ten takes home some hardware. Time to read up. College football's love affair with quarterbacks and the spread offense has mad...

    Blog | December 11, 2008
  15. Big Ten lunchtime links: Paterno rumors persist

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg TGIF. Here's your extra helping of links. Is the spread offense dead? Say it ain't so. But Michigan hasn't done much to resurrect the system this fall, Doug Lesmerises writes in The Cleveland Plain Dealer.Re...

    Blog | November 21, 2008
  16. Big Ten picks for Week 10

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Both Penn State and Ohio State are off this week, but the Big Ten slate still has plenty of intrigue. For all the talk about the spread offense, this league has been dominated by defense and running backs. Some of...

    Blog | October 30, 2008