In my preview of this Saturday’s six games, I believe most teams will play with a real sense of urgency. Nebraska and Michigan are two good examples, but Ohio State and Penn State each have something to prove, too. Michigan State and Wisconsin have a history, Iowa leads Northwestern in the standings, and Purdue, Minnesota, Indiana and Illinois each seek their first conference win.
What about all these big hits on Ohio State’s Braxton Miller? Does Michigan’s offense need to shake it up? Is Wisconsin really better than Penn State right now? The readers have great questions, and I have my answers in this week’s mailbag.
On Wednesday’s episode of “The Journey: Big Ten Football 2012″ at 7:30 p.m. ET we take you inside the Saturday’s Michigan State-Michigan game and track Denard Robinson quest for his first win in this heated in-state rivalry. Plus, find out why every time Minnesota wide receiver A.J. Barker takes the field, he is playing for both himself and his brother. “The Journey’ also delivers some amazing highlights just like the ones in this bonus clip from Michigan State-Michigan and another from Minnesota-Wisconsin in this post.
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.
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Every week, BTN.com’s Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) and Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) offer their predictions for each Big Ten football game. We also provide a poll for all of the games so fans can vote for their winners.
The Big Ten’s relevancy in the Heisman race may be slipping.