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Iowa City native transplanted to California.

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  • NFL Green Bay Packers
  • NCAAF Iowa Hawkeyes
  • NCAAB Iowa Hawkeyes
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B1G the Best at Player Development - Iowa and Ohio State Leading the Way

The B1G had another impressive showing at the draft this year, placing 41 players into the NFL, 1 behind the SEC. This is in spite of the lower level of recruit that the B1G attracts (on average), which the conference overcomes by being the best in the land at developing the talent it pulls in. However, major differences exist within the conference: Attending Iowa or Ohio State nearly doubles (!) a recruit's chances of making it to The League, while Minnesota and Northwestern have been wasting the already moderate amount of talent they manage to attract. The full rankings for the conference: 1. Iowa (National #1) 2. Ohio State (National #4) 3. Wisconsin (National #2 for Linemen) 4. Penn State 5. Nebraska 6. Michigan State 7. Michigan 8. Illinois 9. Purdue 10. Northwestern 11. Indiana 12. Minnesota

Georgia is the best in the SEC at developing recruits into NFL draft picks

The SEC again had the most draft picks (42) this year, due to the combination of the conference's ability to bring in talent and then develop it out on the field. There is a lot of focus on recruiting aspect of that formula, but much less on the importance of player development. This article matches Rivals rankings to draft results to quantify player development, and finds big differences between the SEC programs. Georgia is by far the best developer of talent in the SEC, and the rest of the conference breaks down as follows: 1. Georgia 2. LSU 3. Florida 4. Alabama 5. South Carolina 6. Arkansas 7. Auburn 8. Tennessee 9. Vanderbilt 10. Kentucky 11. Mississippi 12. Mississippi State

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Player Development 2012: Grading the Journey from High-school Recruit to the NFL

Easy bump. -- Ross College football is a simple game. It's not an easy game by any means, but it is simple and the formula for success is straightforward and well-known: (1) Bring in talent, (2)...

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Paging Jake Campos

Greetings Goldpantsia, long time no see. My life is a little busier than it was a year ago, but time permitting I'm hoping to post an update of the player development story I wrote last year, with...

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Conference Evolved: The Six Team All-Kings Conference

Texas A&M to the SEC is buzzing and this time it appears to be for good reason. Somewhere between being seriously considered and a done deal, this isn't just a rumor anymore. But here's the thing,...

The Big Ten vs. the SEC (and the rest of the BCS) in terms of money

I took a look at the finances of college football over at BHGP and the conference comparisons are probably pretty interesting to Big Ten fans in general. I broke down athletics revenues into Earnings, Donations and Subsidies and used that to compare the financial situations between conferences. As expected its the Big Ten vs. the SEC at the top. The Big Ten is in the lead but the southerners are keeping it close through their impressive dedication to charity...

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The Price of a Victory in Big-time College Football

(Well, this is an easy bump.  Excellent work. -- RB) Money. There was one story this college football offseason, and that story was money. Yes, there were the usual distractions. College athletes...

[No words to describe this. No words.--AJ] Notti Boy gets some competition for the crown. ...

[No words to describe this. No words.--AJ] Notti Boy gets some competition for the crown. NSFW-ish.

Grading the Big Ten's Bowl Performance in the BCS Era

(Belatedly bumped for general awesomeness. Read this if you haven't already. -- RB) I posted a look at how the various Big Ten schools have performed bowl-wise over at Off Tackle Empire. You know you've hit on a good topic when it's natural to bring up Northwestern's 60 year bowl winning drought.
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Grading the Big Ten's Bowl Performance in the BCS Era

A look at the B1G's "bowl struggles" in the BCS era.

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The best (and worst) college programs and conferences at developing recruits into NFL players

The best (and worst) college programs and conferences at developing recruits into NFL players: statistical analysis about player development

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