What will the Alabama Crimson Tide look like with Bryce Young at quarterback? Is Texas A&M or LSU the second best team in the SEC West? Can the Ole Miss defense improve enough to be a threat? Why does Dan have a crush on Mississippi State Bulldogs? Can Arkansas take a step forward despite its brutal schedule? And what does the next chapter look like at Auburn under Bryan Harsin. Ty and Dan continue their 2021 college football previews by tackling the SEC West and also discussing why Louisiana will once again rule the Sun Belt West. Related: 2021 College . . .
2021 College Football Previews: SEC East + Sun Belt East
Is this finally the year the Georgia Bulldogs gets over the hump? What will the Florida Gators’ offense look like without Kyle Trask, Kadarius Toney and Kyle Pitts? Why doe Ty have a crush on the Missouri Tigers? Will the Kentucky Wildcats’ new offensive philosophy work with its personnel? What’s to make of the new coaching hires for the Tennessee Volunteers, South Carolina Gamecocks and Vanderbilt Commodores? Ty and Dan give their 2021 SEC East preview and discuss why the Sun Belt East is one of the most interesting divisions in all of college football. Related: 2021 College Football Previews: . . .
2021 College Football Previews: Big Ten West + MAC East
Ty and Dan round out their two-part Big Ten preview by turning their focus to the West. Can Wisconsin get its rushing attack back on track? Can Iowa find some way (any way) to create more big plays? Was 2020 an aberration for PJ Fleck at Minnesota? Is Northwestern set up to be another Half Team in 2021? Is Scott Frost doomed? Which direction is Purdue headed? And is it wrong to feel really good about Illinois hiring Bret Bielema? Plus, a quick look at the MAC East. Related: 2021 College Football Previews: Big Ten East + MAC West 2021 College . . .
2021 College Football Previews: Big Ten East + MAC West
Ty and Dan put the Big Ten East under a microscope and continue their series of 2021 college football previews. How concerned should we be about Ohio State’s new quarterback situation? Does Sean Clifford have another gear for Penn State? Is there a path to greater success for Jim Harbaugh at Michigan? Is Michael Penix Jr. the best quarterback in the Big Ten? What do we make of the 2020 campaigns for Michigan State, Rutgers and Maryland? Plus, a quick look at the MAC West. Related: 2021 College Football Previews: Big Ten West + MAC East 2021 College Football Previews: . . .
Five Must Watch Big Ten Games in 2021
It’s time to talk about the conference of BEEF. Every conference has a reputation, a brand, an identity. When I say “Big Ten,” you, dear reader, probably think power running, unyielding defense, and gargantuan linemen – three yards and a cloud of dust. And sure, we’ve got plenty of that on tap. But the B1G, full of Legends and Leaders (I will never let that nonsense go) is much more than that. After a virus-impacted six-game season that should have been ten or twelve (I will never let that nonsense go either), we’ve got whole squads returning with a solid . . .
Big Ten Sneaky Stats and Unexpected Challengers
Just like the ACC, the Big Ten has been dominated by the same team for over a decade. Ohio State has won 11 conference championships since 2005. The closest in Big Ten titles in that same span is actually a tie between Penn State, Wisconsin, and Michigan State with three. Michigan has zero. (Sorry Maize & Blue fans.) But again, can anyone challenge the king? Recent history would lean towards “no” but there’s a chance for several teams to compete. Wisconsin has posted an average of 2.86 wins above expected per season given their recruiting rank and total victories in . . .
10 Things I Hate About Big Ten Football
Raised in Ohio, I grew up watching primarily Big Ten football. As much as I enjoy the heartland’s premiere Power Five conference, it’s not always fun for us Midwesterners. “Oh, for Pete’s sake,” we grumble in our outdoor voices, brows furrowed in mild annoyance. As the 2021 season approaches, so do the Big Ten’s least charming quirks. Let’s take a page from Julia Stiles’ tear-jerking poem recitation in the 1999 classic 10 Things I Hate About You to better understand why, sometimes, I just can’t stand the Big Ten. 1. Adding Rutgers and Maryland because cash is king, baby Complaining . . .