Big Ten RUMORS & NEWS

  • Michigan tight end Jake Butt has minor knee surgery

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan tight end Jake Butt will be sidelined temporarily after a minor knee surgery earlier this week. A U-M official confirmed that Butt "had a minor arthroscopic procedure but will be fine for spring ball." Butt, a junior, suffered an ACL and meniscus tear 11 months ago and had major..." January 30

  • QB Russell Bellomy, two others leaving UM

    Detroit News "Michigan football has lost three players to transfer this week, including two new additions Friday when quarterback Russell Bellomy and tight end Keith Heitzman announced their decisions via social media. Running back Justice Hayes earlier in the week said he was offered an opportunity to..." January 30

  • Ezekiel Elliott tops, OSU QB trio among early Heisman favorites

    College Football Talk "If you thought the third-string quarterback who helped propel Ohio State to a three-win postseason run that culminated in a national championship, and who eschewed early entry into the NFL draft, would be the current Heisman front-runner, you’d be wrong. Instead, it’s his backfield mate Ezekiel..." January 30

  • Harbaugh making big push for Mike Weber, Wilcher says

    Detroit News "Only a few days ago, Detroit Cass Tech running back told The Detroit News he is sticking with his pledge to play football for Ohio State. But two recruiting websites reported that Weber met with new Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh on Wednesday in the Detroit area. GoBlueWolverine.com and..." January 29

  • Four-star Dowell brothers flip to Michigan State

    Detroit News "Michigan State's 2015 recruiting class is getting some punch added late in the game with National Signing Day looming on Feb. 4. After defensive back Drake Martinez, who spent a redshirt season at Nebraska in 2013 before transferring to Saddleback (Calif.) Community College, announced on..." January 29

  • Jim Harbaugh Is After 2016′s No. 1 Quarterback, Georgia Commit Jacob Eason

    College Spun "Five-star quarterback Jacob Eason is rated as the class of 2016′s top pro style quarterback, and the college football’s biggest name new coach is going to try and flip him. Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh took a trip out to Washington to meet with Eason, who committed to Georgia back in July. " January 29

  • Defensive back Martinez commits to Michigan State

    Detroit News "Michigan State added a 16th commitment to the 2015 recruiting class on Tuesday and it went the junior college path to do so. Defensive back Drake Martinez, who spent a redshirt season at Nebraska in 2013 before transferring to Saddleback (California) College, announced on Twitter that he would..." January 28

  • U-M's 2016 QB Messiah deWeaver decommits

    Detroit Free Press "When Messiah deWeaver committed to Michigan in June, the Wolverines looked set at quarterback for years. With one in every class, through deWeaver in 2016, the position was locked up under coach Brady Hoke. Then Hoke was fired, Jim Harbaugh was hired and the plan was altered..." January 28

  • Daishon Neal sticks with Nebraska, upset at academic comments made by Michigan

    Michigan Live "On Monday night, Michigan made one more pitch at flipping another Nebraska recruit. But ultimately, three-star defensive end Daishon Neal reaffirmed his commitment to Nebraska live on Omaha's 1620 The Zone radio station Tuesday morning. But then things got interesting. Neal and his family..." January 28

  • RB Justice Hayes to transfer from Michigan

    Detroit News "Michigan running back Justice Hayes, who has one year of eligibility remaining, is transferring. Hayes announced the move on his Twitter and Instagram accounts Monday. "The four years I have spent at this institution have brought some great memories that I will cherish …," Hayes wrote on..." January 26

  • MU's Kuligowski headed to Illinois?

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "A month after getting passed over for Missouri’s defensive coordinator position, defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski could be leaving the staff. Kuligowski has been offered and is expected to accept the co-coordinator job and defensive line coaching duties at Illinois, as reported Sunday by..." January 26

  • Former four-star cornerback D'Andre Payne transferring from Tennessee to Maryland

    Baltimore Sun "A day that began with the news that one of Maryland’s top recruiting targets had committed orally elsewhere ended with the Terps adding a former four-star cornerback to their secondary. Washington native and Tennessee freshman D’Andre Payne, who graduated from H.D. Woodson (D.C.), tweeted..." January 26

  • Jim Harbaugh lands his first two recruits at Michigan

    CBSSports.com "Apparently Jim Harbaugh was doing more on Saturday than messing around with the Michigan band. The Wolverines picked up their first two verbal commitments under Harbaugh on Saturday, nabbing both a defensive end and flipping a quarterback from Texas. Which is good news for Michigan, because if..." January 26

  • Braxton Miller at Ohio State rally: 'We've got another year'

    CBSSports.com "The biggest story surrounding Ohio State this offseason is the team's quarterback situation, particularly what the future holds for Braxton Miller. The former Heisman finalist who missed the entire 2014 season graduates this spring and could choose to transfer without having to sit out another..." January 25

  • Texas TE Jess Trussell commits to Purdue

    Indianapolis Star "Texas tight end Jess Trussell joined Purdue's 2015 recruiting class Wednesday night. Trussell committed during a home visit with offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach John Shoop. The 6-5, 219-pound Trussell took an official visit to Purdue last weekend. "The coaching staff is..." January 22

  • Report: Jim Harbaugh pursuing elite 2015 quarterback

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan's roster currently has four quarterbacks -- none who has played significant snaps and two who have never played in a college football game. That's what new coach Jim Harbaugh inherited. Apparently, he'd like to add another to mix. The Albuquerque (N.M.) Journal quoted Albuquerque..." January 22

  • Kentucky officially announces additions of two ex-Cornhuskers

    College Football Talk "Not so unexpectedly, Kentucky’s updated roster will have a little bit of a Nebraska feel to it. In announcing the additions of six new players to the team, UK confirmed that tight end Greg Hart and linebacker Courtney Love are now enrolled at school. Both players were redshirt freshmen for the..." January 22

  • Former Husker DE Avery Moss Heading To Youngstown State?

    Corn Nation "The former Husker Rush End looks like he could be joining the former Husker Head Coach in Ohio. It sounds like Avery Moss will be spending the next chapter of his College Football career in Youngstown with former Nebraska Cornhuskers HC Bo Pelini. Moss, who was dismissed and barred from the..." January 22

  • Melvin Gordon writes letter thanking Wisconsin fans

    CBSSports.com "Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon is leaving school early to enter the NFL Draft, but before he leaves Madison, he wanted to make sure Wisconsin fans knew how much he appreciated them and the times he had with the Badgers. So he did what anybody would do. He wrote a lovely letter -- it..." January 21

  • Police: OSU player sent suicidal texts before death

    Detroit News "Police records show an Ohio State University athlete who had just gone through a breakup texted suicidal messages to his ex-girlfriend before he was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Twenty-two-year-old wrestler and football scout team member Kosta Karageorge was found..." January 21

  • Jim Harbaugh adds son, Jay Harbaugh, as Michigan TE coach

    CBSSports.com "Jim Harbaugh officially announced on Tuesday the addition of of his oldest son, Jay Harbaugh, to the Michigan football staff. Jay Harbaugh, 25, will coach the tight ends and serve as assistant special teams coach for the Wolverines. After working as an undergraduate assistant for Mike Riley at..." January 20

  • Ex-U quarterback Philip Nelson to plead guilty to lesser charges in Mankato assault

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Former University of Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson will plead guilty to fifth degree assault in the Mankato fight that left Isaac Kolstad severely injured in May, according a statement released by Nelson’s attorney Tuesday morning. “I am saddened by what happened on May 11, 2014,” Nelson..." January 20

  • Noah Spence to Transfer to Eastern Kentucky

    Football Insiders "A source close to the situation has told Football Insiders that former Ohio State defensive end Noah Spence will transfer to Eastern Kentucky for his senior season. This comes as a bit of a surprise as Noah Spence announced that he was entering the NFL draft back in November." January 20

  • Michigan still waiting for Jim Harbaugh’s first verbal commitment in 2015

    College Football Talk "Michigan hired Jim Harbaugh to be the new head coach of the Wolverines, officially, on December 30, 2014. He has yet to land a verbal commitment to Michigan in the Class of 2015, with National Signing Day just weeks away. Harbaugh’s hiring at Michigan did happen in the middle of the recruiting..." January 20

  • Braxton Miller still a Buckeye, at least for the spring semester

    College Football Talk "Despite plenty of transfer rumors swirling around for the past couple of months now, Braxton Miller is still on campus at Ohio State. Miller is currently enrolled in classes for the spring semester in Columbus, according to Columbus Dispatch reporter Tim May. Miller graduated in December...." January 20

  • Jedd Fisch says Michigan's NFL staff experience should give team a recruiting boost

    Michigan Live "Jedd Fisch has coached football at a high level for 17 years now. And all but four of those years have come in the National Football League, where the competition is intense, but the recruiting doesn't exist. Fisch -- who served as the offensive coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars over..." January 20

  • Just like Paterno, Bobby Bowden wants his wins back, too.

    Orlando Sentinel "After the NCAA's unthinkable decision to restore Joe Paterno's 111 victories that were rightfully stripped away during the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal, Bobby Bowden says he'd like to have his 12 vacated victories back as well. "I'm all for Joe getting his hundred wins back and me..." January 20

  • The big picture on Joe Paterno, $60 million and Penn State

    Fox Sports - College Football "Imagine that you were sexually assaulted by a man you trusted (take your pick: coach, father, priest, rabbi, uncle, and the list goes on) when you were 10 years old. I know that for one in four of the women and one in six of the men that is simply a fact, but for the rest of you, imagine it for a..." January 19

  • Easing of Penn State sanctions leaves USC feeling ‘abused and upset’

    College Football Talk "One institution’s gain is, as it turns out, a dagger plunged further into another’s heart, at least on an emotional level. Friday brought word that the NCAA will return the 112 wins Penn State had stripped in the wake of the scandal involving Jerry Sandusky, the former Nittany Lions assistant..." January 19

  • Washington State hires Michigan defensive assistant Roy Manning

    SI - College Football "Michigan cornerbacks coach Roy Manning has been hired as Washington State’s outside linebackers coach according to a source. A deft and energetic recruiter, Manning, 33, is expected to help the Cougars’ current recruiting class that is ranked as highly as 28th nationally by one service. New..." January 19

  • Tyrone Wheatley newest addition to Harbaugh staff at Michigan

    CBSSports.com "Jim Harbaugh's first staff at Michigan is nearly complete, and its latest addition is one Wolverines fans have been waiting for. Michigan officially put an end to weeks of rumors and reports by naming former Wolverine running back star Tyrone Wheatley the program's new running backs coach..." January 18

  • ‘It’s either gonna be Rutgers or Temple’ for transferring Pitt WR

    College Football Talk "It appears a transferring Pittsburgh wide receiver has narrowed his choices for potential landing spots down to two. Just when he’ll whittle them down to one, though, remains to be seen. Late last week, Adonis Jennings announced via social media that he had decided to take his leave of the..." January 17

  • NCAA proposes Paterno's wins be restored in Sandusky suit settlement

    Fox Sports "Penn State's football team would get back 112 wins wiped out during the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal and the late Joe Paterno would be restored as the winningest coach in major college football history under a proposed agreement announced Friday. The NCAA announced the proposed deal..." January 17

  • Cardale Jones says press conference wasn’t his idea

    Larry Brown Sports "Almost everything about the press conference Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones held on Thursday was strange. From his tweet earlier in the day to the shirt he wore as he strolled to the podium, most people thought it was obvious that Jones would be declaring for the NFL Draft. Instead, Jones..." January 17

  • J.T. Barrett's high school coach takes a shot at Texas

    CBSSports.com "Urban Meyer currently finds himself with the kind of problem just about every football coach, whether in college or the NFL, would be happy to have: he has three very good quarterbacks. That number may dwindle to two by the time next season rolls around depending on what Braxton Miller decides to..." January 16

  • Harbaugh recruiting and 'living that dream' as UM coach

    Detroit News "New Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh looked down at the block M on his shirt and emphasized how good it feels to wear maize and blue again. Harbaugh, officially introduced as the Wolverines new coach Dec. 30, spoke Friday morning at the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association clinic. He..." January 16

  • Ex-Michigan OL Kyle Bosch transfers to West Virginia

    Michigan Live "Kyle Bosch has found his new home. And he'll be joining a familiar face. The former Michigan offensive lineman, who opted to transfer from the school earlier this month, was officially announced as a transfer to West Virginia on Thursday. Bosch is the second Michigan transfer to wind up..." January 16

  • Did Penn State really face the death penalty?

    USA Today "As a lawsuit against the NCAA in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State winds its way toward trial, depositions in the case have prompted questions over the validity of NCAA president Mark Emmert's threat that a committee of university presidents was in favor of shutting down Penn..." January 16

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    Zac Jackson @FSOhioZJackson

    Cardale Jones announces he's going back to school. "It was simple."

  • Ohio State's Cardale Jones expected to announce NFL Draft decision Thursday

    SB Nation "Redshirt sophomore Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones will hold a press conference Thursday at 3 p.m. ET, according to officials from Jones' high school. Jones, who entered the season as the Buckeyes' third-string quarterback, won the national title Monday in his third career start and is..." January 15

  • QB/WR Conner Krizancic transfers from Minnesota to Ohio University

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Former Mentor quarterback/wide receiver Conner Krizancic, the 2013 cleveland.com offensive player of the year, has transferred from Minnesota to Ohio University and hopes to play QB for the Bobcats. "I knew (Ohio) wanted another quarterback and I knew how they wanted me out of high school,"..." January 15

  • 2014 Illini signee Matt Domer ends up at Bowling Green

    College Football Talk "Seven months after being denied entry at a Big Ten school, Matt Domer has moved on to the MAC. Earlier this week, Bowling Green announced that Domer as been added to the football program’s roster. Domer began spring semester classes this week. He will be eligible to play immediately in 2014,..." January 15

  • Harbaugh to look at under-radar Texas QB recruit

    Detroit News "Jeff Traylor has been around enough good quarterbacks to know how much potential McLane Carter, the senior who led Gilmer High to an unbeaten season and Texas state championship, has for the next level. Carter, an accurate left-hander who has flown under the recruiting services radar and, so..." January 15

  • Lawton's 4-star offensive lineman Jalin Barnett commits to Nebraska

    The Oklahoman "One of the nation's top offensive lineman is off the board and headed out of state. Lawton's Jalin Barnett verbally committed to Nebraska on Wednesday, choosing the Huskers and new coach Mike Riley over Oklahoma State after his recruiting recently took an odd turn. "I feel it's the right..." January 15

  • NCAA Championship Game Gives ESPN Record 33 Million Viewers

    The Hollywood Reporter "After breaking records with the first round of the College Football Playoff, the NCAA (and cable) hit new highs on Monday night. A record 33.3 million viewers tuned in to ESPN's coverage of the championship game between Oregon and Ohio State. All told, the debut of the College Football Playoff..." January 14

  • Urban Meyer promised to get an Ohio State tattoo

    Larry Brown Sports "If Ohio State was unable to shut down Oregon’s offense and lost to the Ducks in the BCS National Championship Game on Monday night, there would be one tiny silver lining for Urban Meyer — he wouldn’t have to get a tattoo. According to Buckeyes tight end Jeff Heuerman, Meyer promised his players..." January 13

  • Ohio State the early betting favorite in 2015

    College Football Talk "Fresh off a national championship, Ohio State is already being labeled the team to beat in 2015. The Buckeyes were given the best odds to win next year’s national championship Tuesday morning by Bovada, at 6/1." January 13

  • OSU's Cardale Jones considering NFL jump

    NFL.com "Cardale Jones' smile was contagious as a Gatorade bath splashed down on head coach Urban Meyer following Ohio State's emphatic 42-20 win over Oregon in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game on Monday night. The quarterback's meteoric rise from third-stringer to starting..." January 13

  • Ohio State caps amazing run with inaugural CFP Championship

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cardale Jones kept dropping back. And kept dropping back. And kept dropping back. Oregon linebacker Tyson Coleman kept pursuing, and Jones dropped the ball. It was a near mirror image of a fumble the Ducks forced against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston in the Rose Bowl. That turnover..." January 13

  • #1 running back Kareem Walker commits to Ohio State

    Land-Grant Holy Land "Here's something you probably didn't expect: Urban Meyer, Mark Pantoni, and the Ohio State recruiting braintrust just reeled in a big fish. 30 minutes into the national title game. Receiving their second commitment of the day, OSU received news that the number one running back in the class of..." January 13

  • NCAA said to reconsider sanctions against Paterno, Penn State

    Philly.com "The NCAA, state officials and Pennsylvania State University are in talks to reconsider the historic punishment on the school in the wake of the Sandusky sex-abuse scandal, a step that could include restoring the 111 wins stripped from coach Joe Paterno's record, according to people familiar with..." January 13

  • Oregon-Ohio State is cheapest national title ticket in recent years

    CBSSports.com "Ticket prices to the first College Football Playoff championship game continued to drop Monday, likely turning Oregon-Ohio State into the cheapest ticket in recent national title history. In the hours leading up to kickoff, Oregon-Ohio State tickets were being sold on StubHub at an average..." January 12

  • Michigan keeps Greg Mattison on football staff

    Detroit News "Greg Mattison, who spent the last four seasons as Michigan's defensive coordinator, has been retained for new coach Jim Harbaugh'a staff, the school announced Monday. Mattison, who returned to Michigan in 2011 under Brady Hoke, who was fired last month, will coach the defensive line under new..." January 12

  • Oregon-Ohio St. on pace for most bets ever

    ESPN.com "The excitement generated by the first College Football Playoff has bubbled over to the betting window. Heading into game day, the College Football Playoff National Championship presented by AT&T between Oregon and Ohio State was on pace to be the most heavily bet college football game ever at..." January 12

  • Shilique Calhoun returning to MSU

    ESPN.com "Michigan State defensive lineman Shilique Calhoun is returning to the Spartans for his senior season. Calhoun announced his decision at a news conference Sunday before Michigan State's basketball game against Northwestern. The 6-foot-5, 256-pound Calhoun had eight sacks this season, and the..." January 11

  • Ohio State to hire Tim Beck

    ESPN.com "Ohio State plans to add former Nebraska offensive coordinator Tim Beck to its coaching staff after the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T, a source told ESPN. Beck is expected to replace former Buckeyes offensive coordinator Tom Herman, who will become Houston's..." January 11

  • LeBron's Beats gift to Buckeyes and Ducks not violation

    ESPN.com "Ohio State players received a boost from one of their biggest, and arguably most famous, fans Saturday. Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James helped gift each member of the Ohio State team Beats By Dre headphones ahead of Monday night's College Football Playoff National Championship Presented..." January 11

  • Ohio State National Champions Shirt Is Already Available On Amazon

    College Spun "How confident are you about Monday night’s national championship game, Ohio State fans? Those who believe the Buckeyes will win with no doubts can get a jump on buying some national champion gear. Amazon is already selling an Ohio State 2015 National Champs long sleeve shirt." January 11

  • D.J. Durkin officially named Michigan defensive coordinator

    CBSSports.com "Former Florida defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin has taken the same position on Jim Harbaugh's staff at Michigan, the Wolverines officially announced Thursday. Only 36, Durkin served under Harbaugh as part of Harbaugh's initial staff at Stanford in 2007 and spent three seasons with the Cardinal..." January 08

  • NCAA won't let Oregon practice as much as Ohio State

    SB Nation "NCAA rules will always find new ways to surprise you. The NCAA has way too many rules for its own good, and with an excess of rules comes some unforeseen problems. That's what has happened in preparation for this year's national championship game, as Ohio State will get a big advantage over..." January 08

  • Darnell Dockett tries to recruit Braxton Miller to Florida State

    Larry Brown Sports "Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman Darnell Dockett played his college ball at Florida State and wants nothing but the best for his alma mater. Sometimes he even acts as an unofficial recruiting coordinator. Like the rest of the sports world, Dockett learned Wednesday that Seminoles quarterback..." January 08

  • Too much of a good thing at Ohio State: Who starts next year at QB?

    USA Today "Perhaps the most fitting measure of the absurdity of Ohio State's quarterback situation came with a question, put to current starter Cardale Jones, about his future. How much thought, someone asked Tuesday, had he given to maybe, you know, declaring early for the NFL Draft? Jones is 22, a..." January 08

  • Michigan hires D.J. Durkin as defensive coordinator

    SI - College Football "Jim Harbaugh has hired D.J. Durkin to be his defensive coordinator at Michigan, SI.com's Thayer Evans confirmed Tuesday. FootballScoop.com first reported the news. The university has yet to confirm the hire. Durkin was the defensive coordinator at Florida the past two seasons, and served as..." January 07

  • Jones, others say they'll be back at OSU in 2015

    Fox Sports Ohio "A formal media availability ahead of the Jan. 12 national championship game at Ohio State Tuesday brought questions about next year. Those questions brought unanimous answers from Ohio State's top NFL-eligible underclassmen, all of whom said they plan to return. Offensive lineman Taylor Decker..." January 06

  • Ohio State got NCAA to finally use common sense and pay families

    Fox Sports - College Football "Urban Meyer was halfway through a news conference here Tuesday when a school spokesman interrupted him to share some breaking news. Literally minutes after Meyer had once again pleaded for the powers-that-be to pay for players' families to attend Monday's College Football Playoff championship,..." January 06

  • Sources say Ohio State QB Braxton Miller could be headed to LSU

    CBSSports.com "According to sources, there is a likely scenario that two-time Big 10 MVP Braxton Miller could be leaving Ohio State to play for LSU. The starting quarterback for the Buckeyes, who has been replaced by two younger backups on their way to Monday night's national championship game, has already..." January 06

  • Penn State's Jesse James to enter NFL draft

    Lancaster Online "Penn State junior tight end Jesse James will bypass his final year of eligibility and enter the NFL draft, the college announced Monday. The 2014 All-Big Ten honorable mention selection started every game the past two seasons and 31 in his career. "After serious consideration and much..." January 06

  • Reports: Jim Harbaugh swings, misses on two potential staff hires

    College Football Talk "Once upon a time, Jim Harbaugh arrived at Stanford as an unproven coach on the major college football level, turned the previously downtrodden Cardinal into a force through building a staff that used innovative strength and conditioning methods to build a team that stayed healthier than its..." January 05

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    Matt Zenitz @mzenitz

    Just talked to Stefon Diggs, who told me that he has decided to forgo his final year at Maryland and enter the NFL draft

  • Gophers' Maxx Williams announces he will enter NFL Draft

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Gophers tight end Maxx Williams made it official Friday, announcing his widely expected decision to leave early and enter the NFL Draft. Williams, a third-year sophomore, is the first Gophers football player to leave school early for the NFL Draft since Laurence Maroney, who was a first-round..." January 03

  • Oregon the early wagering favorite over Ohio State

    College Football Talk "Not surprisingly, Oregon’s blowout of the defending national champions has left the Ducks as the apple of the bettors’ eyes. Shortly after Ohio State stunned Alabama to set up an OSU-UO College Football Playoff championship game Jan. 12, the opening wagering line was released, with the Ducks as..." January 02

  • Report: MSU's Trae Waynes heading for NFL

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan State junior cornerback Trae Waynes has told the Kenosha (Wis.) News -- his hometown newspaper -- that he will forgo his senior season and declare for the NFL draft. Waynes did not announce a decision to reporters in the locker room after No. 7 MSU's dramatic comeback to beat No. 4..." January 02

  • Former UAB running back Jordan Howard transfers to Indiana

    The Score "Running back Jordan Howard has signed a financial aid agreement with Indiana, head coach Kevin Wilson announced Thursday. The sophomore, who rushed for 2,468 yards in two seasons at UAB, will be eligible to play for the Hoosiers immediately. Howard had an amazing 2014 campaign, tying a..." January 02

  • USC OL coach Tim Drevno to become Michigan OC

    Los Angeles Times "USC offensive line coach Tim Drevno is leaving the Trojans’ staff to become offensive coordinator at Michigan, a person with knowledge of the situation said Wednesday. Drevno, 45, worked with new Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh at the University of San Diego, Stanford and the San Francisco 49ers..." January 01

  • Report: Florida State Told It’s On List Of Schools Ohio State QB Braxton Miller’s Interested In Transferring To

    College Spun "Braxton Miller has one year of collegiate eligibility remaining, but it remains unclear where – and, if – that eligibility will be used. The quarterback has graduated from Ohio State, so he can transfer to another school and play immediately in 2015, if he wants. And due to the Buckeyes’..." January 01

  • Urban, on Braxton: ‘I expect him to be back at Ohio State’

    College Football Talk "The question of whether Braxton Miller will remain an Ohio State Buckeye in 2015 popped up again Tuesday, with a report suggesting that Florida State “has been told it’s on list of schools [the quarterback] is interested in playing for next year.” FSU was added to a list that includes Duke and..." December 31

  • Brooklyn native Samuel loving life as RB at Ohio State

    New York Post "Curtis Samuel tried to play it cool, like this was all part of the plan. The Brooklyn native and Ohio State running back, less than a year removed from Erasmus Hall High School, will be on the Superdome field Thursday night, with a shot to reach the national championship game. He has beaten the..." December 31

  • Savon Huggins on transferring from Rutgers: 'I think it was time for me to just move on'

    Newark Star-Ledger "Savon Huggins made one major decision four years ago when he committed to Rutgers. The running back made another major decision recently when the Jackson native requested his transfer from his home state school. "Basically, I just wanted a new start, something different," Huggins said in a..." December 31

  • Rutgers tight end Tyler Kroft declares for NFL Draft

    Newark Star-Ledger "Rutgers tight end Tyler Kroft has decided to forgo his final season of eligibility to declare for the 2015 NFL Draft, Scarlet Knights coach Kyle Flood announced Tuesday during a teleconference to wrap up the season. "I just had a meeting with Tyler Kroft and his dad a little while ago and Tyler..." December 31

  • Nebraska DE Randy Gregory will enter NFL draft

    Yahoo! Sports "In a move that wasn’t unexpected, Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory is headed to the NFL. The junior told ESPN in an email that he is “ready for the next challenge” in his life. “I look forward to the coaching I will receive and the chance to push myself alongside the best players in the..." December 30

  • Eli Manning's QB coach leaves for Nebraska

    New York Daily News "Eli Manning is getting to keep his new offensive coordinator, but he's losing his new quarterbacks coach. Danny Langsdorf, who was hired one year ago when the Giants shook up their offensive coaching staff, is leaving the team and the NFL to return to college where he'll become the new..." December 30

  • Jim Harbaugh agrees to take coaching job at Michigan

    NFL.com "NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Monday that Harbaugh has agreed to take the Michigan job, although he has yet to sign a contract. When the deal is signed, Harbaugh is expected to become college football's highest-paid coach, earning more than the $8 million per-year salary that was originally..." December 30

  • Harbaugh signs UM contract; 'He's been bred for this'

    Detroit News "To those who know him best, Jim Harbaugh is the ultimate competitor. A winner. A motivator. A leader. He is driven and fiery, confident and cocky, astute and willing to delegate and all about winning and being successful. And now he is Michigan's new head coach, returning to his alma mater..." December 30

  • What Ohio State needs to do to contain Amari Cooper

    USA Today "When preparing to face the best receiver in college football, opposing coaches try to answer a nearly impossible question. How do you stop — or at the very least, slow — Alabama's Amari Cooper? "The ideal way to defend him is a pouring rainstorm, winds of 30 to 40 miles per hour," Ohio State..." December 30

  • Penn State OL Donovan Smith to declare for draft

    ESPN.com "Penn State’s most experienced offensive lineman, left tackle Donovan Smith, has decided to declare early for the NFL draft. The 6-foot-5, 340-pound redshirt junior started 31 career games and was the line’s only returning starter in 2014. He graduated earlier this month. “After achieving..." December 30

  • IU running back Tevin Coleman to enter NFL draft

    Indianapolis Star "As expected, running back Tevin Coleman has decided to skip his senior season at Indiana University and go pro. The news was first reported Monday by ESPN's Joe Schad. Coleman's father, Wister, confirmed that his son is entering the NFL draft. "It has been a dream for him," the father..." December 29

  • Gamecocks await decision of QB prospect Brandon McIlwain

    The Post and Courier "South Carolina won't have to wait much longer to learn if it's won the recruiting battle for junior quarterback Brandon McIlwain of Newtown, Pa. McIlwain said he has made his decision and will announce it on Wednesday. McIlwain's final four schools were USC, Penn State, Auburn and..." December 29

  • Jim Harbaugh Is the Big Ten's Nick Saban

    Fox Sports "Jim Harbaugh to Michigan is as big for the Big Ten as Nick Saban to Alabama was for the SEC. It's that massive for Michigan and the conference. That's because in today's era of college football coaches make programs not vice versa. If you have the right coach, you'll win big, if you have the wrong..." December 29

  • How long will Harbaugh last in Michigan?

    Pro Football Talk "Now that Jim Harbaugh is reportedly doing the unexpected and uprooting from California and heading to Michigan, the question becomes how long he’ll be the Michigan coach? Harbaugh hasn’t stayed in any one place for very long as a head coach. He spent two years with the Raiders, three at the..." December 28

  • Sources: Jim Harbaugh Expected to Take Michigan Job

    Bleacher Report "Two members of the San Francisco 49ers staff and a third NFL source said Saturday they expect 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh to accept a six-year, $48 million contract to become the head coach of the University of Michigan. "That's what everybody on staff believes is going to happen this..." December 28

  • John Harbaugh disputes report that Jim’s family is pushing him to Michigan

    Pro Football Talk "Jim Harbaugh reportedly is “torn” between taking the job at Michigan and staying in the NFL. Harbaugh’s “family and friends” reportedly are urging him to return to his alma mater. His brother, John, disputed that on Wednesday. Strongly. “My dad and I both . . . I will say this: The report..." December 24

  • James Franklin preaches patience; long-term plan in place at Penn State

    USA Today "As the number of healthy bodies dwindled and the challenge for James Franklin became clearer in his first season at Penn State, there was an undeniable temptation to sacrifice the long-term plan for immediate relief. Franklin, after all, learned Sept. 9 that the NCAA had rescinded its..." December 24

  • Former ND QB Tommy Rees to join Northwestern as graduate assistant

    SI - College Football "As the son of a longtime college and NFL personnel man and a cerebral quarterback for one of the nation's most prestigious programs, Tommy Rees always figured to make a good college football coach eventually. Now that career has its launching point. The former Notre Dame signal-caller will join..." December 24

  • Michigan's Doug Nussmeier expected to be named Florida off. coordinator

    SI - College Football "Michigan offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier is expected to be named to the same position at Florida, per a source. Nussmeier would join new Gators coach Jim McElwain's staff after McElwain was hired to replace the fired Will Muschamp. Nussmeier has spent one season with the Wolverines..." December 23

  • Superior talent at QB makes Ohio State's system run, and pass

    USA Today "Cardale Jones masked his nerves with what his strength coach calls his "big ol' smile and big chipmunk cheeks." But still, no matter how prepared he was for the biggest game of his life — which just so happened to be his first start — the nerves persisted. Jones still had to go out onto that field..." December 23

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  • Report: Ohio St. co-DC Chris Ash interviews for Colorado St. vacancy

    College Football Talk "Ohio State has already lost its offensive coordinator to a head coaching job. Could a coordinator on the other side of the ball be next? According to Brett McMurphy of ESPN.com, OSU co-defensive coordinator Chris Ash interviewed for the head-coaching vacancy at Colorado State. Former USC..." December 21

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