This is the third—the Big Ten/schedule preview—of three we recorded as this year's gigantic preview podcast at the Residence Inn Ann Arbor Downtown.
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1. Maryland, Ohio State, the others…What do we do?
starts at 1:00
Maryland's bully culture got a player killed. Ohio State kept Zach Smith for a decade of spousal abuse, lied about it, and destroyed evidence, then did somersaults to not fire him. How many things flew under Joe Rexrode's nose at MSU? Favorite thing about Iowa is they'll periodically drop MSU shade over Chris Rucker playing right after they got out of jail. Indiana fired Kevin Wilson because Indiana has integrity. Please institute the DeBord Rule.
We need a new NCAA. We need to empower the players. We need some kind of standard for who gets to be a strength coach.
2. The Big Ten East
starts at 38:32
OTHER THAN THAT Mrs. Lincoln, how's the division? Indiana Al Borges'd themselves, Penn State lost a looot of guys but has the Heisman candidate at QB, Michigan State wasn't as bad as 2016 or as good as 2017 but might be better by 2018. Maryland collapses. Ohio State skates.
3. The Big Ten West
starts at 52:13
Wisconsin has the top six offensive linemen in the conference, a perfect nose, two more years of Jonathan Taylor, Hornibrook, and possibly some serious wide receiver problems. Northwestern is a front seven. Nebraska is in Year Zero. Purdue is interesting but not good. Iowa?
4. On the Line
starts at 1:07:40
Staff picks for wins/losses on the season. At Ohio State is a clearly troubling prospect now that they got to keep the guy who should have been fired. At Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Penn State, at Northwestern are the losable game.
In case you didn't notice this morning our season preview gives tribute to the Queen.
- "Chain of Fools"—Aretha Franklin
- "Today I Sing the Blues"—Aretha Franklin
- "The Long and Winding Road"—Aretha Franklin
- “Across 110th Street”
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Thank you Zach Smith; you ruin everything you touch.