staff, October 12, 2011

On the next episode of Big Ten & Beyond at 7 p.m. Wednesday, BTN's Gerry DiNardo and the Chicago Tribune's Teddy Greenstein debate who is the second-best team behind Wisconsin. Do you have any thoughts on the matter? Leave your comments (and your supporting arguments) in the comments at the end of this post. What else will the show focus on? Jump down this post for more.

Our experts will also discuss this question: Does Saturday's Michigan vs. Michigan State game mean more to the Wolverines or the Spartans? Later in the show, DiNardo will examine Michigan State's defense while Chris Martin breaks down Michigan's offense.

Also, Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples updates us on expansion while discussing the latest on the firing of Mike Stoops at Arizona and how that could impact the coaching landscape. In our Heisman Trophy segment, Chris Martin breaks down Louisiana State's Tyrann Mathieu before Greenstein, DiNardo, and Staples each point out one player now flying under the radar.

Other topics to be discussed:

  • Florida schools all out of polls for first time since 1982.
  • Stapls and Martin argue with DiNardo on the value of recruiting and identifying talent
  • DiNardo gives his scouting report on Georgia Tech; Martin gives his scouting report on Oregon

Join us Wednesday night.