Saturday, July 12, 2008

Big Ten Football in '08: Letterwinners Back and Departed...

Another outstanding year of Big Ten football approaches, who's on the rise, who's staying the same and who's falling...
The defending Big Ten champs, Ohio State, return 20 starters for the 2008 season, so clearly the Buckeyes are the team to beat again. The Buckeyes have won at least a share of the Big Ten title the past three years.

New coach Rich Rodriquez has the most work to do on all sides. Implementing a new scheme and a new coaching staff will create a transition for the Michigan Wolverines. Coach Rodriquez lost 13 starters from last year's team that tied for 2nd place.

Last year, the Top 5 teams in the Big Ten finished in the final USA Today Top 25 Poll. While Ohio State, Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin finished in the final AP Top 25 Poll. It will be interesting to see the chips fly in '08, as the season kickoffs on August 30th.


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