Coach Mike Riley started off by talking about current injuries going into Saturday. He mentioned that Tommy Armstrong Jr. has been practicing all week and is expected to return to the field. Other players that are expected back include Nick Gates and Chris Weber, and Riley said a final determination on receivers Brandon Reilly and Alonzo Moore and running back Terrell Newby will be made on Friday. Daniel Davie, Kevin Williams and Michael Rose-Ivey could all contribute on a limited basis.
So.... good news is Armstrong is back, as are Nick Gates at tackle and Chris Weber at linebacker.
Zach Sterup will start at right guard over Chongo Kondolo and Gates will move back into the starting right tackle position. I like that change in the offensive line.
Newby... most likely will be out, which leaves us with Imani Cross, Devine Ozigbo, and Mikale Wilbon as the running back rotation. That's not bad either.
You'd rather see Moore and Reilly available (along with Demornay Pierson-El, obviously), but if there's one position we have replacements, it's at receiver.
LSU-Alabama has become the rivalry most likely to define a college football season - SBNation.com
The No. 2 Tigers. The No. 4 Tide. Leonard Fournette and Derrick Henry. Les Miles and Nick Saban. Saturday night in Tuscaloosa. You know 90 percent of how it's going to go. Let's try and figure out the deciding 10.
It's time for Georgia to fire Mark Richt - SBNation.com
Why the time is right to let go of one of the most successful coaches in school history.
THE HYBRID: YOU DO NOT DESERVE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF RANKINGS - Black Heart Gold Pants
In this week's college football games preview, Bobby Loesch wonders if the new CFP rankings did more harm than good, GIFs the hell out of Ole Miss, previews the regular season Game of the Year, and high fives Trevone Boykin.
Minnesota Football: #TBT 1949 Win Over Ohio State - The Daily Gopher
Historically Minnesota and Ohio State don't play each other often. For Minnesota fans that's a good thing.
Ohio State faces a tough pass defense in Minnesota - Land-Grant Holy Land
The Golden Gophers are strongest against the pass, and with Cardale Jones starting this week, expect a ground-heavy game where finishing drives will be paramount.
Here's how Ohio State can attack Minnesota's very good defense - Land-Grant Holy Land
What does the film tell us about Minnesota's secondary?
Behind Enemy Lines: Q&A with On the Banks - Maize n Brew
On the Banks manager Aaron Breitman sat with us to talk about Kyle Flood's hot seat and this weekend's matchup between Rutgers and Michigan. It's safe to say that Aaron doesn't have any confidence in the Scarlet Knights to threaten the Wolverines.
Ex-Player’s Suit Challenges N.C.A.A.’s Transfer Rules - The New York Times
The lawsuit, filed in a federal court in Indianapolis on behalf of the former Weber State cornerback Devin Pugh, seeks to allow players to transfer freely between colleges and to abolish the cap on football scholarships — currently 85.
"I wanted to attend a big Southern school with big football, big Greek life and warm weather," she said as sunshine poured down on the quad and cold beers found their way into hands.
This should make you sad.
"This staff that is over there today — and I am going to be very kind about it — it is not functioning properly," Tarkenton said on WCNN 680 The Fan’s Chuck and Chernoff show. "I think the culture there of the staff is not functioning properly.
Culture, culture everywhere.
Drew the Bones: The Origins of Nebraska's Blackshirts Logo
Meet Dr. Tim Riley, the man who designed Nebraska's Blackshirts logo.
Week 10 S&P+ picks - Football Study Hall
Michigan State with a 61.8% chance to win. Nebraska picked against the spread, though.
I’m done hearing excuses. Where are we going? How are we going to get there? What’s our identity? These are all things you either fix with a plan or the way you operate within those walls — how do you things on the practice field and in the locker room. These players have it backwards. They came to Nebraska and they think they’re doing Nebraska a favor by playing football here. You earned the scholarship, to be a student-athlete. You have to make sacrifices. If you’re not willing to do that, go down to financial aid and tell them you want to pay for your own college. I’d have more respect for you.
Foreman spreads the blame all over, which is appropriate. If you want to place the blame on one thing, you're really just looking for an Easy button which doesn't exist.
Michigan State assistant Mark Snyder says Nebraska 'will be a dogfight' | MLive.com
Snyder, the Michigan State linebackers and special teams assistant, said everyone on the football team is on a Big Red alert of sorts this week.
DE Joel Heath perhaps MSU's most underrated player
Michigan State senior defensive linemen Shilique Calhoun and Joel Heath avoided speaking to each other in their first year of college. And that was quite a trick, considering they lived in the same dormitory room.
MSU’s newly healthy offensive line gets ready for push
The Spartans have been good this season, averaging 33.4 points to rank second in the Big Ten. And there’s a chance the 2014 numbers could be resurfacing at exactly the right time. And it begins Saturday at Nebraska, where Michigan State takes on the 13th-rated pass defense in the conference — and does so with a healthy offensive line for the first time since Week 2.