Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Looking ahead to 2014 in the Big Ten
By Adam Rittenberg
We have officially turned the page toward the 2014 season, which is only 232 days away (ugh). It will be a historic year in college football with the playoff's arrival, and in the Big Ten, which expands to 14 teams with Maryland and Rutgers joining the league, along with a realignment of the divisions.
Here's some 2014 content to check out:
- Ted Miller looks at the big trends and storylines for 2014, including the upcoming four-team playoff. He mentions Big Ten realignment, the return of Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller and many other top quarterbacks, and Nebraska's Bo Pelini being on the hot seat.
- I explore the top returning players for the 2014 season. Two Big Ten players make the list in Ohio State's Miller and Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon, who rushed for 1,609 yards. Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory is among the 2014 sleepers after an excellent first season in Lincoln.
- Mark Schlabach makes 10 bold predictions for the 2014 campaign, including James Franklin becoming Penn State's next coach, and a non-SEC team winning the national title for the second consecutive year. Will the Big Ten finally end its championship drought?
What are your thoughts on the Big Ten in 2014? Send 'em here and here.