Can the Big Ten finally produce a national champion again? Ohio State has the talent.
To show I’m not just blowing smoke, here are some other suggested sponsors for a few of the Big Ten basketball and football coaches:
Hoke invited a young Ohio State fan who named his cancer “Michigan” to see the Buckeyes play the Wolverines.
Michigan coach Brady Hoke has taken the Notre Dame rivalry up a notch.
The only thing Urban Meyer lost during his first season at Ohio State was his cool — at the end of the last game. Carlos Hyde ran for 146 yards and the fourth-ranked Buckeyes’ defense shut out No. 20 Michigan in the second half to grab a bruising 26-21 win on Saturday, completing an improbable 12-0 season for the Buckeyes.
Michigan may have the talent to be in the BCS National Championship conversation, but a tougher schedule will make it harder for Big Blue to top last season’s 11 wins.
Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson is set to return for his senior season.
Brendan Gibbons drilled a 37-yard field goal down the middle in overtime to lift No. 13 Michigan to a 23-20 victory over 17th-ranked Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl on Tuesday night.
Wisconsin running back Montee Ball was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year and Penn State defensive tackle Devon Still was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year.
I’m sure that Mike Thomas has his own list of names who he’d like to see as his coach at Illinois. But my advice is this: Aim high.
Adam Hoge breaks down which Big Ten coaches are on the hot seat this season and which coaches are completely safe.
What was revealed in Monday’s Sports Illustrated piece is a systematic problem that was likely inherited by Tressel and consistently covered up by the hierarchy at Ohio State.
It wasn’t going to be Jim Harbaugh or Les Miles, but Michigan finally found the new man to lead their program back into relevance. And he might be a better fit than who Michigan fans initially wanted.
Jim Harbaugh’s not coming. And Pat Fitzgerald isn’t either. But Les Miles still might be. Or maybe it’ll be Brady Hoke, some mystery candidate or, hmm…