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  1. Huskers confront 'Cats, defensive demons

    Brian Bennett

    Saturday's game against Northwestern gives Nebraska's defense another chance to confront all of its demons. Spread offense? Check. Mobile quarterback? Check. Road game? Check. All those conditions were also in place in the Cornhuskers' two losses ...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  2. Video: Illinois QB Nathan Scheelhaase

    Brian Bennett

    Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase talks about getting ready to run the spread offense under new coach Tim Beckman....

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  3. Scheelhaase, Illini adapting to the spread

    Brian Bennett

    Nathan Scheelhaase used to watch teams run the spread offense and wonder why they were so effective. In high school, one of the players he admired was West Virginia quarterback Pat White. "You see them running it and doing a good job with it and y...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  4. Q&A: New Illinois D-coordinator Tim Banks

    Brian Bennett

    Tim Banks has a big task at Illinois. Not only does he have to fill the shoes of highly respected former defensive coordinator Vic Koenning, but he has to run a unit that might be on the field a lot thanks to the up-tempo spread offense the Illini in...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  5. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    West Virginia has a plan to use tight end Tyler Urban, even in the spread offense. Dana Holgorsen's arrival has been a blessing for running back Daquan Hargrett. The Mountaineers are seeking approval to sell beer at home games. UConn has high expec...

    Blog | April 11, 2011
  6. 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
  7. UConn answers speed with strength

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett CINCINNATI -- UConn doesn't have the electric playmakers in the passing game or a big-time spread offense like Cincinnati. What the Huskies do have is size. UConn answered the Bearcats' opening drive with a ve...

    Blog | November 07, 2009
  8. Bulls' Canales talks about receivers' role in spread

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett Mike Canales spent the past two years as South Florida's passing game coordinator and receivers coach before being promoted to be the Bulls' offensive coordinator for the second time in his career. Canal...

    Blog | July 21, 2009
  9. Pitt's Bennett talks about defending the spread

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett How do you go about stopping a spread offense? That's the question that has plagued defensive coordinators across the country in recent years. One team that's found some success against the spread is Pit...

    Blog | July 21, 2009
  10. Spread elements spreading throughout Big East

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett We're talking about the spread offense around here today at ESPN.com. A little later on, I'll post a conversation with Pittsburgh defensive coordinator Phil Bennett about trying to stop the spread, and t...

    Blog | July 21, 2009
  11. Bearcats defense locks down Pitt

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett CINCINNATI -- Most people think of Brian Kelly's spread offense when they think of Cincinnati. It's the defense that has the Bearcats on top of the Big East. On Saturday night, that defense held the league's top sc...

    Blog | November 23, 2008
  12. Big East: Top questions heading into camp

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mark Schlabach Let's take a look at some of the questions swirling around the Big East: 1. What will West Virginia 's offense look like? Don't expect the Mountaineers to ditch Rich Rodriguez's spread offense, but new coach Bill S...

    Blog | July 16, 2008
  13. Hoosiers try to toughen up

    Brian Bennett

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Near the start of every practice this spring, Indiana lines up for what head coach Kevin Wilson calls the "Big Ten period." For several minutes, the Hoosiers' starting offense -- normally a spread-you-out, up-tempo, pass-heavy...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  14. Big backs in style at Iowa, Michigan State

    Brian Bennett

    The motto for college football running backs these days might go something like this: smaller, faster, quicker. With high-tempo spread offenses proliferating the sport, teams are turning toward quick-twitch athletes who can zip past defenders in s...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  15. Ward: After slow start, Buckeyes dominate

    Brian Bennett

    BuckeyeNation's Austin Ward writes: The unveiling of his offense was slightly delayed. The new Ohio State coach didn't technically deliver instant results with the spread, no-huddle approach that was hyped for months. But what the first quarter m...

    Blog | September 01, 2012
  16. Q&A with Pitt coach Todd Graham, Part II

    Brian Bennett

    Here is the second part of my interview with new Pittsburgh coach Todd Graham. You can read Part I here. You went out of your way at your news conference to say your offense isn't a spread ... Todd Graham: It's not a spread. You look at what we...

    Blog | January 13, 2011