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Iowa Football Schedule Release for 2024 and 2025

The Big Ten Conference announced its new scheduling model that will begin in 2024 after USC and UCLA join the conference. They call it the “Flex Protect Plus” model, and it will incorporate both permanent rivalry games and bi-annual rotating matchups called “Two-Plays.” The expanded conference will do away with divisions and play a nine-game […] READ MORE

best returning big ten quarterbacks

Best Returning Big Ten Quarterbacks

As Last Word continues its look at the best returning players, by position, by conference, we turn to the Big Ten. Who are the best returning Big Ten quarterbacks for the 2023 college football season? Well, there are not many that do return with tons of experience. There are only three with considerable playing time […] READ MORE

Answering Morgantown’s Problem

Answering Morgantown’s Problem About a month ago, we released an article titled “Morgantown, We Have a Problem.” In that article, we looked objectively at the on-field and draft results for the West Virginia Mountaineers during the Neal Brown Era. We offered a view through the overarching lens of college football’s changing landscape. Despite the generally […] READ MORE

How will Nebraska defensive players stack up against the Minnesota defense in the 2023 match up? Let's take a look.

How Nebraska Matches Up With Minnesota’s Defense

Now that we have looked at how Nebraska compares to Minnesota’s offense under offensive coordinator Greg Harbaugh, we can now take a look at how Nebraska compares to Minnesota’s defense under defensive coordinator Joe Rossi. Let’s begin. How Nebraska Matches Up With Minnesota’s Defense The Linebacker Position With the transfer of junior Braelen Oliver  to […] READ MORE

Big Ten Top Returning Coaches

Big Ten Top Returning Coaches

The Southeastern Conference has set the standard for college football during the last 50 years. The SEC claims outright or a share of 21 of the last 50 national championships awarded in college football. Looking to the next 50 years, one conference seems to have the footing to compete and challenge the SEC for college […] READ MORE

Five key Players to Clemson Tigers' 2023 Success

Five Key Players to Clemson Tigers’ 2023 Success

It is no secret that this year’s Clemson Tigers do not have the same amount of preseason expectations the defending ACC Champions have become accustomed to having. It’s a program that has spent the better part of the last decade consistently in the National Championship conversation. This preseason they have not been talked about as […] READ MORE

As we head into Summer, we are assessing the Mountaineers' portal performance heading into the 2023 college football season.

Assessing the Mountaineers’ Portal Performance

Assessing the Mountaineers’ Portal Performance With the open portal windows closed, we look at the West Virginia Mountaineers’ offseason performance in the transfer portal. In assessing the Mountaineers’ portal performance, we acknowledge, of course, that graduate transfers can still enter the portal. We also understand that WVU still has two open scholarships to give heading […] READ MORE

NC State Defense

NC State Defense: Will Tony Gibson’s Unit Remain Elite?

The NC State defense has been one of the best in the ACC and throughout the country over the past few seasons. Tony Gibson is the highest-paid defensive coordinator in the conference for good reason. In 2022, the Wolfpack defensive unit allowed only 19.2 points per game and had more interceptions than passing touchdowns allowed. […] READ MORE