Big Ten coaches 'excited' for 2012? Better believe it

Isn’t late July great? Football is in the air, with kickoff a little more than a month away, and all the teams – even the perennial cellar dwellers – are tied for first place. Coincidentally, when coaches descend upon media days, everyone’s very excited. The Big Ten is no exception. According to The Wall Street Journal, Big Ten coaches uttered some form of the word “excited” 43 times during Thursday’s question-and-answer session at Big Ten Media Days. See who used “excited” the most in this post.

[WSJ.com: I can't tell you how excited I am]

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WSJ’S BIG TEN “EXCITED” METER
1. Tim Beckman, Illinois (8)
2. Brady Hoke, Michigan (7)
T-3. Bret Bielema, Wisconsin (5)
T-3. Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern (5)
T-5. Jerry Kill, Minnesota (4)
T-5. Kevin Wilson, Indiana (4)
T-7. Mark Dantonio, Michigan State (3)
T-7. Bo Pelini, Nebraska (3)
T-9. Kirk Ferentz, Iowa (2)
T-9. Danny Hope, Purdue (2)
T-10. Urban Meyer, Ohio State (0)
T-10. Bill O’Brien, Penn State (0)

Question: Why isn’t Meyer outwardly excited about his fist season with the Buckeyes? Guess he prefers some other adjective. It’s no surprise to see Hoke and Bielema near the top of the list, considering both guys lead teams that many expect to meet in Indianapolis for the Big Ten Football Championship Game.

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Woody Hayes on 7/28/2012 @ 8:02pm EDT Said:

Dumb article.

Sandy Witt on 7/28/2012 @ 8:05pm EDT Said:

Yes,I can see why because Illinois is camping out at Penn State – hounding players and camping outside their apartments even after they have told them they are staying at Penn State.

Brandon on 7/28/2012 @ 10:51pm EDT Said:

Beckman and Hoke taking PSU guys, of course they’re “excited.”

Doug on 7/29/2012 @ 7:36am EDT Said:

Agree with Woody, who cares? Plus when M finishes 7-5 because they don’t play 8 home games this year, I don’t think Hoke will be as “excited” when they go to a lowe tier bowl. MSU-Wisky in title game again.

a big ten fan on 7/29/2012 @ 10:12am EDT Said:

I agree with Woody Hayes …with everything talked about on media day this is the best you can come up with ?