Hitting the Links Is Scared of Titanoboas
This was a great exercise. Also, this team is terrifying.
This is a must-read. Ben Axelrod talks about Michigan's upcoming QB camp.
Golson has struggled more than most at handling pressure in the pocket, and Florida State is revamping their line. But Golson also has a proven track record in big moments, just like Winston.
This was really well done.
This is much more realistic and helpful round of ideas than freshman ineligibility. Also, the second link is more basketball-centric, but it gives a face to some of the push-back against athletics in the Big Ten.
The Big Ten is entertaining, in a way it wasn't a little while ago.
This was an interesting read about some goings-on in Michigan's athletic department.
What stands out is the depth at certain spots - third-string Bryan Mone, fourth-string Mo Hurst, fourth-string Drake Johnson, second-string Ben Gedeon. Depth charts will be less useful this year, though, with Harbaugh mixing and matching the right pieces to get as much talent on the field as he can. Henry Poggi, Chase Winovich, and Royce Jenkins-Stone will see the field in some capacity.
Bill Connelly talks about a number of things that have gotten some air time here before - from Indiana's make-or-break season to the impressive but challenging work Kevin Wilson has handled. Also: Nate Sudfeld is an unknown quantity in some respects, since he was injured in '14 and shared quarterback duties with Tre Roberson in 2013. But in his career, he has a 34-13 touchdown ratio and has never had a season below a 60% completion rate.
This wasn't discussed in this preview, but no matter who wins Purdue's quarterback battle - Danny Etling or Austin Appleby - Purdue will have the worst quarterback in the Big Ten. Both struggled mightily a year ago.
On The Banks looks at Rutgers' spring game, and sums up how the QB battle looks right now.
Folston doesn't get the attention, but he is turning into one of the better running backs in the nation. Four of his five 100-yard games came in the second half of last year.
There will be four Australian punters in the Big Ten next year.
This was a good look behind the curtains at one of the game's more influential figures over the last decade.
This is horse meat to some extent, but that's to be expected during the off-season. Also, Michigan's pass rush concerns - which this preview emphasizes - are a bit overblown with a three-man front and Michigan's fabulous D-line. The passing game and even depth in the secondary are at least as pressing.
This was a good look at the storylines that dominate each conference and where they began.