Each Tuesday morning during the Big Ten football season, the 14 Big Ten football coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio for each segment of the call here, and we do this every Tuesday afternoon. Northwestern Coach Pat Fitzgerald: Listen to what @CoachFitz51 had to say as @NUFBFamily gears up for week 5 of #B1G football action. http://t.co/BP8MZKM4uj — Northwestern on BTN (@BTN_NU) September 23, 2014 Michigan Coach Brady Hoke: Listen to what Brady Hoke had to say as @umichfootball gears up for week 5 of #B1G football action. http://t.co/iMXAgZpfoe —
Four weeks down, and all-out nonconference play is in the past. Before the Big Ten games kick off Saturday, take a look at our All-Big Ten nonconference offensive team.
We’ve had plenty of time to digest what we saw on the gridiron last Saturday. So, in this social media world, let’s slap a hashtag on it, OK? Get Tom Dienhart’s latest Big Ten coverage: Illinois: #cardiackids #toocloseforcomfort #thankyoujoshferguson Indiana: #terrifictevin #hugeupset #newlife Iowa: #sunshinekid #backontrack? #welcomebackoffense Maryland: #tightenthatdefense #testedinnonconference #feartheturtle Michigan: #struggling #lookslike2013 #whoistheQB? Michigan State: #firststeptowardrunningthetable #buzzsaw #bigtensbest Minnesota: #allrunnopass #needbalance #anotherunderrateddefense Nebraska: #fearameer #offensive #stillperfect Northwestern: #awinisawinisawin #workinprogress #bigplaysneeded Ohio State: #passdefensewillbetestedbycincy #improving #timetomakearun Penn State: #bigtenbigsurprise #finallyarungame #stillperfect Purdue: #improving #etlilngcomingon #defensemakingplays Rutgers: #tough #physical #resilient Wisconsin: #gordonisgreat #runningmachine #layingintheweeds About Tom Dienhart BTN.com senior writer
Michigan State remains atop my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, but 4-0 Nebraska has moved to No. 2 and is on the Spartans' heels.
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An impressive 12-1 week was just what the Big Ten needed before conference play. Get Tom Dienhart's Week 4 honors, grades and numbers inside.
The results are in, and now it's time to see how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Week 4 game predictions. Find out inside!
Let’s call this “Bounce Back Week.” And, the Big Ten needed it. In a bad way—a really bad way.
It was a great Week 4 for the Big Ten. Not only did the conference go 12-1, but it carded road wins at No. 19 Missouri, Navy, Pitt and Syracuse, in addition to a home win vs. Miami (FL). The favorable results yielded some really great quotes. Get our latest Week 4 coverage: See several of our favorite Week 4 quotes, courtesy the AP: “Obviously, everyone had a bad taste in their mouths coming back from Eugene. We wanted to take our anger out on the opponent, whether it was Eastern, Nebraska, Wyoming, whomever. We wanted to come out and