Big Ten Football, Will it turn around
Posted 01 October 2014 - 11:27 AM
Any thoughts on what they can do to change things around? They need at least four teams of to be able to win games against someone other than the MAC, and this year even that was a struggle.
Posted 03 October 2014 - 07:21 AM
Since they can't draw the top QBS, DBs and receivers, I think they all should either employ a spread offense like Oregons that does not require a 5 star QB or receivers, or a large running play action offense like Wisconsin.
Posted 03 October 2014 - 11:53 AM
On the other hand, Michigan hasn't been the same since Lloyd Carr, Iowa hasn't been a power since Hayden Fry, and Nebraska is still looking for someone to replace Tom Osborne. The rest of the Big 10, while they may have an occasional good year, has never been a consistant National power. Wisconsin is kind of a wild card. Let's see what this new guy does after Belima's recruits are gone.
A good coach can recruit the South and convince those kids to come North. The Big 10 just doesn't have many good coaches. It will be interesting what Michigan does after the season. The new President is a graduate of Brown and is very accademically oriented(which he should be). But he also has said that no coach should make more money that a professor. It's gonna be hard to get Les Miles or a Harbaugh brother to Ann Arbor for that kind of money.
Almost every game is on TV today. Three or four years ago, Ole Miss was consistantly one of the worst teams in the country. They hire a new coach(although I'm not positive everything he does is on the up-and-up) and they are Nationally ranked and hosting Game Day tomorrow. If, and only if, the Big 10 starts to hire better coaches, will they turn things around.
Posted 04 October 2014 - 08:14 AM
I did kind of forget the mass exodus of coaches leaving about the time the big ten went into a tailspin. THat is a huge when it comes to name recognition for recruits.
Urban still seems to be trying to figure out Ohio states Indentity. I am not sure if Urban teams didn't have great defenses before because they could score so quick so they were up and put team in more predictable offenses, or he is just having problems getting the right personal. Because like Ohio State the Big ten other than Michigan seem to have a problem stopping other conferences, hence getting bagged on by the ESPN heads.
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