Ranking The ILB
by David Seigerman
It was once the dominion of the game's giants. Bednarik. Nitschke. Butkus. Huff. The NFL didn't need to build a statue to honor middle linebackers; the men who played the position looked as if they themselves had been hewn from granite...
Bullough Vs. Smallwood: Who's The Better ILB Prospect?
by Bill Lund
Michigan State's Max Bullough and Connecticut's Yawin Smallwood were productive if not flashy players during their college careers...
Roses Really Smell Like...
by Henry McKenna
Losing a captain a week before the biggest game of the season is a nightmare. It’s Michigan State’s reality. Two-time captain Max Bullough’s suspension comes as a surprise considering the team imposed the suspension internally...
Scouting Report: Stopping Ohio State's Zone Read
by Ron Anzevino
Editor's Note: This is the second in a series of breakdowns based on video analysis by Ron Anzevino, a former NFL practice squad fullback and a high school and college football coach with decades of experience...
Big Ten's Big Matchup: MSU Defense vs. OSU Offense
by Matt Natali
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Perhaps the oldest adage in football is that ‘defense wins championships,’ and it will be put to the test in the Big Ten championship game...