By Paul M. Banks When the Big Ten MVP award is handed out today, many people think it will be either Wisconsin RB John Clay or Northwestern QB Mike Kafka. If those two names and the numbers behind them don't overwhelm you, it's because this year has no true front-runner. There's no clear-cut number one. Preseason player of the year Terrelle Pryor has proven himself to be … [Read more...] about Hand Darryl Clark the Big 10 MVP
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By Paul M. Banks It’s the most unheralded position on the field, some would say the most boring. But they, the Penn State offensive linemen, are just as critical as the quarterback (they have a really good one in Darryl Clark) into getting accomplished the things offensive coordinator Jay Paterno is trying to do. O Linemen don’t even have a statistic to reference if they … [Read more...] about Penn State has Loads of NFL Talent on the Line
We're back for the evening, and it's been a "great" day of football so far. You know, unless you happen to like Illinois. Then you're surly. I'm not saying...I'm just saying. You can expect to see some commentary on a lot of games this evening, including, but not limited to: Iowa at Penn St. Notre Dame at Purdue Texas Tech at Houston Should be fun, come on in … [Read more...] about College Football Live Blog, Part 2! Now With More Night Games!
By Paul M. Banks The Big Ten has a historical reputation for being a “black and blue” type conference like the old NFC Central in the NFL. Woody Hayes and his “3 yards and a cloud of dust” comes to mind. But today, it’s all about the spread-option, and having a quarterback who can run the ball almost as well, or better than he can throw it. The Big Ten’s best are the guys … [Read more...] about Big Ten QB Power Rankings
By Paul M. Banks In recent years, Penn State deity/head coach Joe Paterno and company have gotten away from the traditional I-formation sets in their base offense and today rely on the “Spread HD.” PSU quarterbacks today are more often mobile, dual threats (Zack Mills, Michael Robinson) instead of the classic drop back passers of yesteryear (Kerry Collins, Todd Blackledge). … [Read more...] about Penn State QB Darryl Clark: Interview/Profile