Another Saturday looms. And, I have questions. Here are my most pressing queries for Big Ten teams entering Week 6, the second week of conference play. Read all of my Big Ten coverage here and don’t forget to send any of your questions my way for my weekly Big Ten Mailbag.
Each Tuesday morning during the Big Ten football season, all 12 coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio Tuesday afternoon for each segment of the call, and we do this every week. Also, @B1Gfootball spotlights a tweet or three from each coach on the call live on Twitter in case you want to follow along.
Every Tuesday morning during the NFL season, Brent Yarina singles out the best offensive, defensive and special teams performances by Big Ten products and links to their NFL.com highlights. View all the former Big Ten players on NFL active rosters. See Brent’s Week 4 winners in this post.
Ohio State and TCU have agreed on a home-and-home football series in 2018 and 2019, the two schools announced Tuesday. The Buckeyes will play at TCU in 2018, with the Horned Frogs visiting Columbus in 2019.
Have you heard the story about the time Chuck Long made a mess on Hayden Fry’s clothes? Let me set this up: I met Long in the lobby at the Big Ten Network headquarters in Chicago to get him to tell me a good story from his days as Iowa’s quarterback. After his five-year NFL career and 16 seasons as a college coach, Long has put his coaching plans on hold and now serves as a co-host for #BTNLive, one of several shows on BTN.
Nike outfitted Ohio State with Pro Combat uniforms for its games against Michigan in 2009 and 2010. So when an Ohio State journalism student tweeted pictures of what he said was a Nike Pro Combat uniform for this year’s game, it got our attention. Ohio State’s response? It told me it has not announced anything with regard to any uniform change for a game in 2012.
In our debut episode of “Big Ten Elite” on Tuesday night, we profiled Michigan’s most recent national championship football team. Lloyd Carr was entering his third season as Michigan head man and took what had been an underachieving Michigan squad the previous two seasons to the pinnacle of college football.