As is the case at every halfway point of the college football season, many preseason predictions have come true exactly as anticipated – Alabama, Oklahoma, LSU, Oregon, Stanford – while others have fallen painfully into bust category – Florida State, Ohio State.
The Badgers host the Cornhuskers on Saturday night in a Top Ten clash.
The much-anticipated debut of Nebraska on the Big Ten gridiron is upon us. The league schedule makers did not do the Cornhuskers any favors, with their first-ever Big Ten game being played at Camp Randall Stadium.
Oregon's LaMichael James is back for another run as the Heisman.
They're the teams within the team - those cohesive little units bound together by their shared responsibilities within the larger team context.
Whether it's the offensive linemen firing off time after time into those familiar blocking sleds, or the defensive linemen drilling repeatedly on how to shed blockers, or the defensive backs breaking on ball after ball - these teams in miniature hone their tasks on the practice field until those tasks become second nature.