The season is winding down, but the questions continue to pour in. Questions about the bowl matchups are trending. And some wonder about who will be in the discussion to be Big Ten Coach of the Year. I tackle those questions—and others—in this week’s mailbag.
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The next episode of “The Journey 2012″ presented by Best Buy airs at 7:30 p.m. t0night and features looks at three more Big Ten football stories: Ohio State’s Braxton Miller, Northwestern’s Venric Mark, and Indiana Senior Day. Watch a short preview here and find bonus clips for tonight’s episode in this post.
Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson has missed the last two games with a right elbow issue. It has been a heck of way for his senior season to come draw to a close. What if he can’t play Saturday on Senior Day? It’s a possibility. See what Nick Baumgardner and Kyle Meinke of MLive.com say about that topic—along with other Big Ten news in my daily links.
The Heisman chase still appears a bit muddled as we enter the home stretch. I think most agree that Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein is the clear leader, but his lead isn’t untouchable. And the spots behind him remain in flux.
Week 12 is upon us, and the questions persist for each school. Chief among them this week centers around Wisconsin quarterback Curt Phillips and his ability to pass the football against Ohio State. If Phillips can’t chuck it effectively, the Badgers may have a difficult time beating the Buckeyes. He certainly didn’t need to throw much last week at Indiana. But he likely will vs. Ohio State.
Prior to last season, Ohio State wore Nike Pro Combat uniforms for the previous two rivalry games against Michigan. Will the Buckeyes make it three out of four years? The internet is abuzz over this picture, which Ohio State beat writer Ben Axelrod tweeted with this text: “The Ohio State team shop/Nike may have accidentally revealed this year’s pro combat 2002 tribute uniform.”
Each Tuesday morning during the Big Ten football season the 12 Big Ten football 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 online Tuesday mornings.
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