All eleven Big Ten head football coaches met with the media today in Chicago. Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany also meet with the media, as well.
Ten of the eleven coaches are returning from last year, with the exception of new head coach Rich Rodriguez at Michigan, who moved over from West Virginia for the '08 season.
Ohio State is considered the front runner entering the '08 season. Buckeye head coach Jim Tressel is going for his fourth title or share of a title in four straight years. Wisconsin and Illinois join OSU as the Top 3 in the preseason for '08.
Eight teams will bring their version of the spread offense to the field in '08. Rodriguez brings over his version of the spread offense from the Big East Conference.
Purdue's Joe Tiller will wrap up his final season as head coach for the Boilermakers in '08. Plenty of questions about Joe Paterno's future at Penn State and whether '08 could be his final year.
Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz met with the media on a variety of fronts. One is looking at the '08 team that began building towards the '08 season back in March. Ferentz also met with the local Iowa media and other media to address another front. The other front was resolving questions regarding a highly publicized sexual assault case that lead to Coach Ferentz dismissing two players in the middle of the '07 Big Ten season.
All eyes are on the Big Ten, especially the Ohio State Buckeyes, after two straight defeats in the BCS Title Game. The 2008 Big Ten season should be another outstanding one, with the quality of head coaches in the conference. The race for #2 in the conference should be a very interesting one.