Who’s That Guy? Maryland Freshman Phenom Melo Trimble! "
If you haven't seen it, check out this terrific Grantland piece on Melo.
POPPER: The Fast Break from Maryland's 64-57 loss to Illinois - The Diamondback: Sports
Some takeaways and analysis (with vines!) from last night's loss.
Maryland-Illinois postgame: Terps’ offensive woes continue in loss - The Washington Post
"I think it was just wasn’t being focused coming out for the second half," said Jake Layman. "This is a learning experience."
Illinois 64, Maryland 57: Three Takeaways
Three takeaways from the loss to Illinois.
Around the B1G:
Cardale Jones says he will be back at Ohio State next season - Land-Grant Holy Land
Cardale Jones will be returning to Ohio State next season, after being considered a likely transfer candidate with the Buckeyes' QB surplus.
BOB SHOOP ISN'T TAKING LSU'S DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR JOB! - Black Shoe Diaries
Penn State's defensive coordinator interviewed for a position on Les Miles' staff, but elected to stay in State College. It's big news for the Nittany Lions -- their defense was really, really good under him. -- PV
Ready, aim, hire: Football programs picking new coaches can gain a lot — but most don't - Omaha.com: Big Red Today - Husker Football News, Schedules And Videos
Shocking news: turnover is bad for football programs. But this is an interesting study: of 146 college football coaches hired by current Power Five schools since 2001, less than half had higher winning percentages in their most recent seasons than their predecessors did. A lot of other nuggets inside as well. -- PV