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Big Ten masses' opportunity to rise up

Originally Published: June 2, 2011
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

The last time Ohio State and Michigan debuted new head football coaches at the same time was 1929. It was nothing special.

Sam Willaman went 4-3-1 with the Buckeyes. Harry Kipke went 5-3-1 with the Wolverines. Ohio State won the head-to-head matchup (in mid-October, of all times), 7-0.

If past is prologue in any meaningful way, it could be where the two finished in the Big Ten standings that year. Ohio State was tied for fifth, Michigan tied for seventh. Purdue won ...

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