Nebraska's offense is built around Eric Crouch, the latest in a storied line of option quarterbacks
This article originally appeared in Athlon's 2001 Big 12 college football annual.
by Mike Babcock
Eric Crouch still gets the reaction on occasion when he meets a stranger. "You're not as big as I thought you were," the stranger will say. And Crouch will resist the urge to respond, "Well, how big did you think I was? If you read the program, it tells you."
Will the Broncos finally get to the BCS Championship Game?
Boise State won its third straight opener over a BCS team, and the Broncos did it in impressive fashion with their 35-21 dismantling of Georgia. Many college football fans and media have questioned Boise’s credentials over the last few seasons when it came to the BCS Championship Game. Could the Broncos handle the attrition of a big-time conference?
What are the Big Ten coaches saying about the opposition?
Each year we ask college football coaches to tell us what they really think about the other teams in their conference. But we don't want the cliche'd press conference platitudes, so we ask them to give us their quotes off-the-record and anonymously. Here are this year's quotes in alphabetical order for each team in the Big Ten.
Alabama's Mark Barron leads the nation's top secondary.
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.