Big Ten commissioner
The network may be the only media company in the country that's actually hiring people instead of whacking jobs. "It's doing fine," Delany told the paper. "In fact, they're adding a little bit of personnel. They are quite a bright spot in the overall pantheon of the media story. They're profitable. They have more than met their advertising goals for the year."
With so many dedicated fans watching their teams and keeping the network afloat, the conference needs to reward them with some better football. Between Michigan's slide and an 1-6 bowl record, 2008 wasn't exactly a banner year for Big Ten football. But these things are usually cyclical, so the conference should perk up this year. As spring football commences, it looks like Ann Arbor, Mich. will serve as ground zero during the impending upswing. After all, things can't get much worse than last year's 3-9 debacle.
Previously at Tulane and West Virginia, Rodriguez found quarterbacks (
"Nick is obviously the most experienced, but Tate is a quick learner," Rodriguez said this week. "We didn't bring him here, didn't sign him and Denard to stand in the background. They are going to get every opportunity to win the job." Regardless of who wins the job, Michigan fans can rest assured the signal-caller will play behind a vastly improved offensive line.
With Florida State's
After Paterno staved off attempts to oust him a few years ago, he turned the program into a sustainable national power again. If he feels up to it, two seasons should be more than enough to win 16 more games. In 2009, the Nittany Lions will have to replace their top three receivers and star defensive end
The Buckeyes lost their leading rusher (tailback
That's because Tressel has stockpiled top recruits, which all but ensures Ohio State always has quality players waiting in the wings. This year,
In 2007, Illinois rebounded from a 2-10 season and went to the Rose Bowl. Last year, Northwestern started off 5-0 and finished the regular season 9-3. So who will it be this year?
How about Minnesota? The Golden Gophers won seven of their first eight games last year before losing their last five. That's after going 1-11 in coach
Indeed. His name is
Two of the Floridians Hope lured to Purdue -- defensive end