CFS Daily Hot Reads: Saturday, March 23, 2013
College football opinion and analysis from around the web.
It looks like the Big Ten will move to an East-West geographic division split for the 2014 season, and with Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, and Penn State all in the east, the balance of power clearly shifts that way. Despite an easier path to the Big Ten title game, Steven M. Sipple of the Lincoln Journal-Star thinks that’s a bad thing for Nebraska.
Yahoo! Sports’ Dan Wetzel says the Ed O’Bannon case exposes big-time athletic departments’ fuzzy math.
You’ve heard of nepotism. You’ve heard of cronyism. What about crimson-ism? Al.com’s Kevin Scarbinsky on why new Alabama athletic director Bill Battle is the perfect man for the job.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Randy Galloway tells Texas AD DeLoss Dodds to “shut the bleep up” with his Aggie Phobia.
Michigan linebacker Jake Ryan tore his ACL in practice this week and will be out indefinitely. (Best case scenarios have him missing half the season.) MLive.com’s Kyle Meinke, who calls Ryan the Wolverines’ “most proven playmaker,” takes a look at what his loss means.
In four months on the job, Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn has already established a new style on the Plains – and in many ways he’s the anti-Gene Chizik. Al.com’s Joel Erickson looks at why that’s probably a good thing for the Tigers.
With NCAA sanctions forcing Penn State to just 65 scholarship players by 2014, Mike Poorman of StateCollege.com examines the death of the redshirt for the Nittany Lions.
Ohio State must replace all four starters on the defensive line, but there’s certainly no shortage of talent on campus. Tom Reed of the Cleveland Plain Dealer says the Buckeyes’ defensive line is full of every coach’s favorite word… potential.
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