MINNEAPOLIS – Jerry Kill is getting closer to turning the corner in his third season at Minnesota. This team looks noticeably bigger—and more athletic—than when I was here last August to watch practice. And Kill told me afterward that the players are now leading themselves better—and buying in.
Nine stops down, and three to go. Friday afternoon, Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo, Howard Griffith and Tom Dienhart took in Minnesota practice. The guys live tweeted during the practice, and we posted some of their best thoughts right here. Reminder: Watch the Minnesota Preview Show at 8 p.m. ET at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, Aug. 23 on BTN/BTN2Go.
There is a long list of freshmen who have created a ton of buzz in preseason camp this summer. But the one youngster who has generated the most noise amongst the national media is Ohio State running back Dontre Wilson.
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Our trek across Big Ten country continues, as we’ve now visited 10 of the 12 camps. Nebraska and Iowa, you’re next. Until then, it’s time to dig into my mailbag. Lots of interesting questions as we inch closer to the start of the 2013 season. Keep those cards and letters coming! Thanks!
The Big Ten football season kicks off in less than two weeks. Before Indiana (Indiana State) and Minnesota (UNLV) get things started Thursday, Aug. 29 on BTN/BTN2Go, it’s time to unveil my preseason All-Big Ten Offense. Who did I miss? Feel free to leave your submission in the comment section at the bottom of the post. I’ll post my defensive team later.
Did you miss something while you stepped away from social media? We’re tracking some of the best Big Ten-related social media happenings and posting them all right here. Check out today’s edition, including an awesome photo posted by Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio.
The storylines continue to percolate in training camps across the Big Ten as we inch closer to the start of the season. But, heck, I’m gonna race right past the opening kickoff and on to the Big Ten title game. The great David Jones of PennLive.com ponders the possibility of Northwestern playing Ohio State in the Big Ten championship game. Hey, it could happen.