Chris Emma covers the college sports scene for CBSChicago.com, focusing on the Big Ten, Notre Dame and DePaul. He previously worked with Scout.com for five years and also has experience covering the professional sports scene in Chicago.
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“We feel like we have a culture shift,” Oliver Purnell says.
“He just understands the game,” Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says.
The Big Ten is down — and perhaps out of the College Football Playoff already.
The Huskies’ rise to prominence has been years in the making.
The Bears won’t say it, but the concern is quite palpable.
It seemed so methodical, like the Bears could do no wrong.
For all Pat Fitzgerald’s flashy words, the Wildcats haven’t had much success lately.
Stability is such a key in the Big Ten, and Ohio State and Michigan State have it.
The Badgers and Tigers will provide an early test for each other Saturday in Houston.
With an elite defense, Mark Dantonio’s Spartans are dreaming of the College Football Playoff.
“It’s rough, to go into a stadium like that,” Jay Cutler says.
“You’re just trying to make sure you have more good days than bad days,” D.J. Williams says.
Plus, Jay Cutler is high on the signing of wideout Santonio Holmes.
Plus, the defense is “revealing itself” and the latest injury news.
“It’s going to be fun this year,” Santonio Holmes says. “That’s all I have to say about it.”
Kyle Fuller and Zach Miller also exited the game early with injuries.
Chicago still has questions to answer entering its second preseason game.
Satisfaction had set in, not too long after the final whistle. It wasn’t an overjoyed celebration; this was just a preseason contest. But the Bears were pleased with their play.
Meanwhile, Chicago’s special teams struggled and the offensive line lost a man.
“We like what we’ve seen up to this point,” Marc Trestman says of David Fales.