Another August, another Big Ten Network tour in the books. I have been on five now. And for a guy who loves football, food and fun, I feel lucky. Here is a fun look at the Best of the 2016 BTN Bus Tour.
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Believe it or not, the Big Ten football season kicks off one week from Thursday.
Time to answer some mail! How good are the Minnesota linebackers? Will Michigan topple a rival this season? Is David Blough the answer to Purdue’s QB ills?
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota has its most talented team—and perhaps its best–since Tracy Claeys arrived in Dinkytown in 2011.
The BTN bus tour hit Minneapolis on Saturday, and our crew was able to take in the Golden Gophers’ scrimmage at TCF Bank Stadium. See what BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart learned inside.
The Minnesota program is on solid footing, having been to a bowl each of the last four seasons as Tracy Claeys assumes command. But the staff has been altered. Still, there is momentum coming off a bowl win that capped a disappointing 6-7 season.