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Ranking the Big Ten Positional Groups: Defensive Backs

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Coverages are more complex and officials err on the side of the offense when making a bang-bang call. Want to be a defensive back in college football these days? Monday – Offensive Backfield Tuesday – Receivers Wednesday – Offensive Line Thursday – Defensive Line Friday – Linebackers Saturday – Secondary Sunday – The Coaches   Before More...

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Jake Ryan (47) leads a top linebacker group at Michigan. (Raj Mehta – USA TODAY Sports)
By Sal Soothsayer On Friday, July 11th, 2014
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Ranking the Big Ten Positional Groups: Linebackers

We continue our week-long analysis of the Big Ten by taking a closer look at the linebacking corps.   Monday – Offensive Backfield Tuesday – Receivers Wednesday – Offensive Line Thursday – Defensive More...

Ohio State's Noah Spence is one of the best pass-rushers in the country. (Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports)
By Sal Soothsayer On Thursday, July 10th, 2014
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Ranking the Big Ten Positional Groups: Defensive Line

We continue our week-long analysis of the Big Ten by taking a closer look at the defensive line, the best unit top to bottom in the Big Ten Conference.   Monday – Offensive Backfield Tuesday – Receivers Wednesday More...

Kaleb Johnson anchors the Rutgers offensive line. (Photo from ScarletKnights.com)
By Sal Soothsayer On Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
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The Pancake System – Ranking the Big Ten Positional Groups: Offensive Line

We are going to use a unique scoring system as we continue our week-long analysis of the Big Ten as we take a closer look at the Big Ten’s best offensive lines.   Monday – Offensive Backfield Tuesday – More...

Stefon Diggs of Maryland is one of the best receivers in the country. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
By Sal Soothsayer On Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
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Ranking the Big Ten Positional Groups: Receivers

We continue our week-long analysis of the Big Ten by taking a closer look at the pass-catchers.   Monday – Offensive Backfield Tuesday – Receivers Wednesday – Offensive Line Thursday – Defensive Line Friday More...

Gary Nova (L.) and Paul James are the expected starters in Rutgers backfield. (Mandatory Credit: Jim O)
By Sal Soothsayer On Monday, July 7th, 2014
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Ranking the Big Ten Positional Groups: Offensive Backfield

The dog days of summer are setting in and we are now weeks, not months, away from the start of the collegiate football season.  For college football fans, summer is a time for debate, optimism and lists.  This More...

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By Sal Soothsayer On Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
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How Do Rutgers Football Players Compare to the Rest of the Country?

(Nick Laham/Getty Images) ESPN put together a fantastic series called “Position U” where schools were ranked based on the success of players at their position since the year 2000.  Criteria used ranged from More...

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By Gregg Snyder On Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
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Bizarre Ian Thomas Saga Takes Final Turn, No Longer Part of Rutgers Program

(Cary Edmondson/USA TODAY Sports) The bizarre chain of events for Ian Thomas and the Rutgers football program, took another, and likely final turn as the cornerback did not return for the summer program. When meeting More...

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By Sal Soothsayer On Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
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Running the Option: Rutgers Students Season Ticket Option is on Par for the Big Ten

(Photo via ScarletKnights.com) Rutgers Senior Associate Athletic Director Jason Baum noted yesterday, “Phones continue to ring off the hook in the Rutgers Ticket Office. Nearly 5,000 new season tickets sold and More...

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By Sal Soothsayer On Friday, June 6th, 2014
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Rutgers Men of Steele: Six Scarlet Knights on Phil Steele’s Pre-Season All-Big Ten Team

Best in the Biz Phil Steele’s preseason publication has been published and is available for scrutiny.  Six Scarlet Knights were recognized by Steele:  two on offense, three on defense and one special teams player. Who More...