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Long time lurker, thought I would get some opinions on the upcoming B1G season. Give me your run down and post season awards. Here is what I have.
Wisconsin 10-2 (6-2)
Ohio State 10-2 (6-2)
Purdue 9-3 (6-2)
Penn State 6-6 (3-5)
Illinois 5-7 (2-8)
Indiana 3-9 (0-8)
Michigan State 11-1 (7-1)
Nebraska 9-3 (5-3)
Michigan 7-5 (5-3)
Iowa 8-4 (4-4)
Minnesota 5-7 (2-6)
Northwestern 5-7 (2-6)
Michigan State over Wisconsin in BTCG
Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year honor - Gerald Hodges (PENN STATE)
Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year - Ricardo Allen (PURDUE)
Eddleman-Fields Punter of the Year - Brett Maher (NEBRASKA)
Bakken-Andersen Kicker of the Year - Dan Conroy (MICHIGAN STATE)
Ameche-Dayne Running Back of the Year - Montee Ball (WISCONSIN)
Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year - Denard Robinson (MICHIGAN)
Richter-Howard Receiver of the Year - Keenan Davis (IOWA)
Kwalick-Clark Tight End of the Year - Dion Sims (MICHIGAN STATE)
Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year - Taylor Lewan (MICHIGAN)
Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year - William Gholston (MICHIGAN STATE)
Offensive Player of the Year - Montee Ball (WISCONSIN)
Defensive Player of the Year - William Gholston (MICHIGAN STATE)
Coach of the Year - Danny Hope (PURDUE)
Marshall C-USA No. 2-6 vs. Penn State Big Ten No. 7
Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas
Oklahoma State Big 12 No. 6 vs. Iowa Big Ten No. 6
Purdue Big Ten No. 4-5 vs. Arkansas SEC No. 6
TCU Big 12 No. 4 vs. Michigan Big Ten No. 4-5
Nebraska No. 3 vs. South Carolina SEC No. 3
Georgia SEC No. 2 vs. Wisconsin Big Ten No. 2
Rose Bowl Game
Michigan State (B1G #1) vs. Oregon (USC in NCG)
Michigan fans here to tell you why Gholston isn't any good in 3. 2. 1....
Oh and welcome.
This post was edited by Rocket_Play 22 months ago
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Wisconsin wins the leaders division but only because Ohio State can't.
Looks good to me
2009, 2011, 2012 Champs
pretty solid list....
atho, msu loses 1 more game (10-2)...
best linebacker in B1G will be Ryan Shazier of OSU
best d lineman in B1G will be John Simon of OSU
other then that, i pretty much agree....
question, who do u have msu losing to?
I have no idea what to expect from Michigan this year. Just along for the ride, and hoping Denard's Sr. season is special.
7-5 for Michigan? 5 losses? To who? I understand Bama and possibly one of MSU/ND, but outside of that there is not 5 losses on the schedule.
If that actually happens, I'll need to change my shorts.
Nice unbiased opinion.
Our quarterback does front flips, suck it.
Michigan could go anywhere from 11-1 to 7-5 and it wouldn't suprise me. If I'm a Michigan fan (god forbid lol) I just hope Denard stays healthy considering you play Alabama first.
Wisconsin at Camp Randal
I have Michigan losing to Bama, ND, OSU, MSU, and Nebraska.
I felt last year they had a lot of quality breaks in their schedule, and with thin offensive and defensive lines they might not get them this year.
Bama is a sure loss, playing at ND under the lights is hard, playing at Ohio State will be difficult, going all the way to Nebraska for a road game is very difficult, and I just think Michigan States defense matches up very well with Mich as they offer lots of blitz packages to confuse Robinson along with a great defensive backfield to force turnovers.
There are many quality teams in the B1G and someone has to have a somewhat bad year. When you have a few solid teams I always look at road games, turnovers, and line play. Robinson turns the ball over against quality teams, they have tough road games, and they are thin on both sides of the ball as far as the lines go.
Agree playing Nebraska is tough when they have a QB throwing a perfect pass every time.
How to throw the ball correctly. Get your notepad.
Edit: He's actually improving. #truth
Edit Edit: Never mind.
This post was edited by Boner 21 months ago
Also, I did want to peg MSU for one more loss but I know they are undergoing some renovations to their stadium, plus with early season night games I feel it will be a tough place to win.
Think of Michigan last year against ND, except MSU has Boise and ND under the lights plus a week 5 matchup with Ohio State.
To be fair Denard threw the same amount of INT's last year then Martinez has in his entire career.
Wow. You should be awarded for worse analyst ever. But on the other hand you accomplished what you set out to do and that was come here bash Michigan and start yet another annoying thread directed at the conference.
I love that video.
Whats wrong with it and how did I bash Michigan? Did I also bash Northwestern and Penn State?
Rule #1 of tBB DO NOT BASH St.Michigan
Rule#2 of tBB IT IS ALWAYS OK for a poster of the Sun & Blue to flame and bash any other fan of a Big Ten Team
Rule#3 of tBB Don't talk about tBB
awe cmon now.... u mean to tell me a guy cant pick 2 very worthy and deserving players from his own team without be considered biased?
i would bet you would say that d r is the best qb in the B1G and Hoke is the best coach and mattison is the best d coord....
am i wrong?
dude half ur fans think 7-5 is possible (i think unlikely, i see u guys winning 9-10)
but how is that bashing?
nd, msu, osu , bama and neb are all tough games (very winnable but also verry losable)
i think u lose to bama (but hope u win!)
um will not sweep nd, ne, msu and osu (probabaly split those 4) imo
what up bro?
been awhile, eh?
never too early for some osu/um trash talk (lol)
I would pick Denard, but that is only because the QBs in the B1G are weak this season.
LB should go to Mike Taylor because he is a tackle machine or Denicos Allen.
I agree with John Simon being the best DL though.
fair enough, but watch out for shazier (im tellin ya, with a real good d line in front of him and his speed) the sky is the limit!
speaking of d line, is pipkins gonna start this yr? i know hes been real good in the spring and u r thin at d line so i was wondering if he starts right away?
kids a beast!
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