Aaron Rodgers' vaccine comments cost him endorsements
Fans and football experts have debated Aaron Rodgers' future in Green Bay since the day Jordan Love was drafted. But now, the focus turns to his sponsorships after some controversial comments last week about his own vaccination status.news.yahoo.com
Frost to return to Huskers in '22 with restructured contract
Scott Frost will remain coach at Nebraska after this season but with a restructured contract, athletic director Trev Alberts announced Monday. “In my four months at Nebraska, I have closely observed our football team, and had several productive discussions with Coach Frost," Alberts said in a statement. “Scott has laid out a clear plan and vision for the future of Nebraska Football and has agreed to a restructured contract.”news.yahoo.com
Nebraska's Frost: It's hard to ignore speculation about job
Facing mounting pressure with Nebraska on the cusp of a fifth straight losing season, Scott Frost acknowledged this year has fallen far short of his expectations. “I thought this year it would pop,” Frost said Monday at his weekly news conference. The Cornhuskers are 3-6 overall and in last place in the Big Ten West at 1-5 entering their home game against No. 6 Ohio State on Saturday.news.yahoo.com
Big Ten picks: MLive’s predictions for Michigan State-Indiana
One of our Big Ten teams has its first bye of the year, but there are no bye weeks in MLive’s Big Ten picks. MLive staff picksNebraska (-4): Austin, Wenzel, McMann, ZukeMinnesota (+4): KahnIowa defensive back Matt Hankins celebrates after his interception during the fourth quarter on Oct. 9, 2021. 10 Michigan State taking an undefeated record into an Oct. 30 showdown against Michigan is a trip to Indiana. With Indiana struggling offensively, Michigan State should have enough firepower to secure a fourth road win of the season before a bye week. Michigan State 30, Indiana 20MLive staff picksmlive.com
Michigan vs. Nebraska scouting report: Both teams coming off impressive wins
Michigan offense vs. Nebraska defenseMichigan opened up the playbook and went to the air more against Wisconsin than in previous games. “They’re stout at the point of attack, they’re good at taking on blocks, they’re well coached,” Harbaugh said. Michigan’s offense will likely need to follow a similar blueprint to what it’s been doing all season. Nebraska offense vs. Michigan defenseNebraska’s offense has cracked 500 yards per game, 11th in the country and second only to Ohio State in the Big Ten. “He’s a heck of a quarterback,” Harbaugh said.mlive.com
Big Ten football power rankings: Top teams about to get tested
MinnesotaLW: 8; overall: 2-2; Big Ten: 0-1; next: at PurdueThe Gophers had their homecoming spoiled by Bowling Green on Saturday. MarylandLW: 7; overall: 4-0; Big Ten: 1-0; next: No. MichiganLW: 4; overall: 4-0; Big Ten: 1-0; next: at WisconsinRunning up the middle most of the time is fine when it’s working, as it did for the Wolverines’ nonconference wins. Penn StateLW: 2; overall: 4-0; Big Ten: 1-0; next: IndianaPenn State had no trouble with Villanova, one of the better FCS programs, on Saturday. IowaLW: 1; overall: 4-0; Big Ten: 1-0; next: at Maryland (Friday)The Hawkeyes hold on to the top spot here despite trailing Colorado State at halftime on Saturday.mlive.com
5 things to watch in Michigan State vs. Nebraska and a final score prediction
Here are five things to watch and a prediction for the game:Can Michigan State keep rolling? Michigan State is ranked for the first time in almost two years and that has generated buzz locally and nationally. Michigan State used the first two games to show it can jump out to early leads in comfortable wins at Northwestern and against Youngstown State. Michigan State 31, Nebraska 24Related Michigan State football stories:Big Ten picks: MLive’s predictions for Michigan-Rutgers, Michigan State-NebraskaRejuvenated offense sparks No. 20 Michigan State to hot startMel Tucker all in on Spartan Stadium as ‘The Woodshed’Spartan Confidential podcast: Michigan State takes Miami, here come the HuskersHow Mel Tucker is addressing Michigan State’s early success with no room for complacencymlive.com
Nebraska looking for breakthrough win against ‘dialed up’ Michigan State
“I want kids to go into a game expecting to win and I think they did,” Frost said on Monday. 20 Michigan State (3-0) on Saturday (7 p.m., FS1) in East Lansing. “Mel Tucker’s got them dialed up at this point.”After posting a 2-5 record last year, Michigan State looks like a much-improved team, especially on offense for a squad averaging 39.3 points per game. When you look at Michigan State, as long as I can remember, it’s a black and blue, physical team so we know we’re in for a fistfight when go up Saturday night. “That’s how we’re approaching it and we know any given Saturday we can win those games.mlive.com
UCF hires former Auburn coach Gus Malzahn to lead Knights
FILE - Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn argues a call during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Alabama in Auburn, Ala., in this Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, file photo. Central Florida hired Gus Malzahn as its football coach Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, a little more than two months after he was fired by Auburn. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)Central Florida hired Gus Malzahn as its football coach Monday, a little more than two months after he was fired by Auburn. UCF lost both its athletic director (Danny White) and football coach (Josh Heupel) to Tennessee last month. Auburn fired Malzahn in December, paying a $22 million contract buyout to the coach, after the Tigers went 6-4 this past season.
Coastal Carolina's Jamey Chadwell is AP coach of the year
FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2020, file photo, Coastal Carolina coach Jamey Chadwell waits to lead his team onto the field for an NCAA football game against Georgia State in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)Coastal Carolina’s Jamey Chadwell is The Associated Press college football coach of the year after leading the Chanticleers to a surprising, near-perfect season. UCF’s Scott Frost was AP coach of the year in 2017 and Gary Patterson won the first of his two AP awards with TCU in 2009 when the Horned Frogs were competing in the Mountain West. Chadwell came to Coastal Carolina in 2017 as offensive coordinator for former coach Joe Moglia after four successful season at FCS Charleston Southern. ___VotingJamey Chadwell, Coastal Carolina - 88 points (16 first-place votes).
Army left out in Bowl Day marred by cancellations, opt outs
When that bowl game was called off because there was not another team available, it suddenly left Army looking for a postseason opponent. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)At a time when team after team had opted out of bowl games, Army found itself in a different sort of situation — left out. “It was a difficult day for all of college football,” said Nick Carparelli, the executive director of Bowl Season, the renamed Football Bowl Association. For the Hokies, the decision ended a 27 straight bowl game run. Some of the canceled bowl games — 15 in all, including three on Sunday alone — included the Bahamas Bowl, Celebration Bowl, Hawaii Bowl, Holiday Bowl, Las Vegas Bowl, LA Bowl, Pinstripe Bowl, Quick Lane Bowl, Redbox Bowl and Sun Bowl.
Big Ten power rankings: Conference’s College Football Playoff hopes are now slim
On defense, it was the first time all season Penn State didn’t allow a passing touchdown. MICHIGAN STATE (2-3)Have we mentioned it might be a rollercoaster Year 1 for Mel Tucker in East Lansing? Now the Spartans are playing the COVID waiting game again, as cancellation of the Ohio State game feels imminent. Greg Schiano’s team should be competitive against Penn State, Maryland and the crossover. (Last week: 1)Up next: Ohio State at Michigan State, 12 p.m. Saturdaymlive.com
Around the Big Ten: temperature checks on 14 head coaches
What about the rest of the Big Ten’s head coaches? Fleck, Minnesota; Jeff Brohm, PurdueLet’s start with a disclaimer: All these coaches are very safe for the timing being. It’s unclear whether the Terps will be able to take the field this coming Saturday against Michigan State. The Big Ten has been mostly spared: Before Maryland, only Wisconsin had suffered an outbreak that required canceled games. In the season opener, he led Rutgers to its first Big Ten win in three years.mlive.com
Week 10: Pac-12 begins in first monster schedule of season
(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)The final major college football conference to begin its season gets going Saturday. The Pac-12 kicks off at noon ET (9 a.m. PT) with Arizona State at No. Instead of Pac-12 after dark it’s Pac-12 for lunch. The Hawkeyes will try to avoid that in this unique conference-only season at home against Michigan State. Arkansas State also had a marquee upset early in the season, beating Kansas State.
Big Ten picks: MLive’s predictions for Michigan-Indiana, MSU-Iowa
But it’s also Indiana, Northwestern and Purdue as the other 2-0 teams in addition to Ohio State, so maybe not. So all we know is they were roughed up by Ohio State, which will be standard for all opponents. Plus, Penn State never expected to be 0-2, so there will be a little extra pep in its step. Or hold Ohio State under 50 points, which has happened just once in six years -- and even then, it was 49 in 2015. Michigan State 24, Iowa 19Matt Wenzel: Michigan State put together an impressive one-week turnaround to deliver Mel Tucker’s first win at Michigan.mlive.com
Wisconsin-Nebraska football game canceled this weekend as Badgers report COVID-19 outbreak
The Wisconsin vs. Nebraska football game this weekend has been canceled as cases of COVID-19 continue to spread throughout the Badgers program. COVID-19 has been a hot topic in Madison as star quarterback Graham Mertz had his positive test confirmed on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the university announced the team will pause all team activities for at least seven days because of the outbreak. “This morning, I received the news that I had tested positive via a PCR test I took yesterday,” Chryst said. Wisconsin-Nebraska is the first Big Ten game to be canceled this year, but with COVID-19 cases continuing to spike around the Midwest, it will certainly be difficult to avoid further interruptions to the shortened season.
Wisconsin coach stays mum on QB Mertz with Huskers up next
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and Wisconsin State Journal both reported that Mertz had tested positive. The Journal-Sentinel reported Mertz’s positive test came Saturday, one day after the Badgers’ 45-7 season-opening home victory over Illinois. Both papers reported that Mertz would be undergoing a second test to determine if the first result was a false positive. Big Ten protocols say that athletes who test positive through point-of-contact daily testing must take a polymerase chain reaction test to confirm the first result. Chryst said he has no problem with the Big Ten’s 21-day policy, which is more stringent than those of most conferences regarding players who test positive.
Around the Big Ten: Penn State star RB could miss season
There was a time when this seemed doubtful, as the conference tried to figure out a safe way to play football during a pandemic. “We’re grateful to Ohio State,” Frost said Monday during a video conference call with reporters. “It’s strange where you find allies in certain things, and I think we had an ally in Ohio State to try to get the season played. A few other Big Ten notes:Northwestern announced on Friday that four players had opted out of the season. Ohio State will not have its marching band or mascot, Brutus the Buckeye, at games this season.mlive.com
Nebraska football vs. Northwestern: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
The Cornhuskers attempt to bounce back from a disheartening loss and keep the Wildcats winless in conference play Saturday when the schools meet in Lincoln. Dedrick Mills, who ranks third in Big Ten with six rushing scores, was responsible for Nebraska's only touchdown versus the Buckeyes. Northwestern has passed for no more than 165 yards in any game this season and has been held to 265 total yards or fewer in all three of its losses. The Cornhuskers (14 turnovers, 128th in FBS) and Wildcats (11, 118th) rank first and second, respectively, in the Big Ten in turnovers. PREDICTION: Nebraska 27, Northwestern 17More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Nebraska football vs. Illinois: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
It was great to see us get in control and stay there," coach Scott Frost said after the game. Nebraska is 5-1 against Illinois since joining the Big Ten in 2011 and has enjoyed an average margin of victory of 21.4 points in the five wins. Michigan (955), Ohio State (914), Texas (911) and Alabama (908) are the only other programs with 900 or more victories. Notre Dame (899) also has a chance to join the Cornhuskers in the exclusive club with a win at No. PREDICTION: Nebraska 42, Illinois 24More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Nebraska football vs. Northern Illinois: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers watches the team warm up before the game against the Troy Trojans at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 15, 2018, in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Cornhuskers attempt to rebound from a deflating road defeat Saturday when they close out their non-conference schedule at home against Northern Illinois. Northern Illinois trailed by only four points at halftime at No. Sophomore Maurice Washington caught four passes for a career-high 118 yards, becoming only the third Nebraska running back with multiple 100-yard receiving games. PREDICTION: Nebraska 31, Northern Illinois 24More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Nebraska football vs. Colorado: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
The 25th-ranked Cornhuskers hope to avenge last year's painful season-opening loss to the Buffaloes on Saturday when they visit Colorado in a battle of former Big 12 arch-rivals. The yardage and some of the plays we gave up, I'm not happy about that," Tucker told reporters. But you always have to understand where he's at," Nebraska defensive coordinator Erik Chinander told the Lincoln Star-Journal on Tuesday. The Cornhuskers scored three non-offensive touchdowns in the same game for the first time since 2005. PREDICTION: Nebraska 38, Colorado 34More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Nebraska football vs. South Alabama: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
Quarterback Adrian Martinez #2 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers awaits a snap during the game against the Colorado Buffaloes at Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. That is the position Nebraska finds itself entering 2019, and it will attempt to live up to those expectations starting Saturday when it hosts South Alabama. ABOUT NEBRASKA (2018: 4-8)Martinez, who ranked 12th nationally and led all freshmen nationally in total offense per game (295.1 yards) last year, also set school marks for 300-yard total offense (seven) and 400-yard total offense (three) games. Martinez ranked fourth nationally among all freshmen in passing yards at 237.9 yards per game in 2018. PREDICTION: Nebraska 48, South Alabama 14More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.