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  1. From the B1G I would say Jamal Trufant should be on here as well as Joseph Thurston from MSU, averaging 105 yards receiving per game and 9 TDs already
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  3. Similar to Sage I was planning on keeping track of B1G Stats. I will bump the thread after I update stats
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  5. Now that we are a quarter of the way through the season it's time to take a look into the B1G Power Rankings. 1. Purdue Boilermakers (4-0) The current number one team in the country coming off an impressive victory against the Michigan Wolverines. It's hard to argue against them with Matt Jones and the prolific Purdue offense averaging 450 yards per game. I think Purdue is the favorite to win the West, however, I don' think they finish the season undefeated, as there are so many good teams in the West, I imagine they slip up in one game. 2. Illinois Fighting Illini (4-0) Arguably the best defense in all of CFBHC, Illinois comes in at number two. Only giving up a ridiculous 7.3 PPG, no team wants to face the Illini. The Purdue-Illinois match-up approaching could be a playoff precursor and determines who represents the West in the B1G Title Game. If illinois falters, it's because of their average offense, but average might be enough, and they remind me of the irl super bowl winning ravens. The biggest knock on them is playing in the West, they might slip up because of the offense, but I'm pretty high on the illini 3. Penn State Nittany Lions (3-1) Despite dropping a game already in the season, I believe the gap between Penn State and the rest of the B1G is relatively big. The defending national champs will not have an easy road to repeat as champions, as already seen, but luckily for Penn State, they sit in the much weaker East and I don't think Michigan, Michigan State, or Maryland can topple them. 4. Wisconsin Badgers (4-0) Trufant is the best RB in the CFBHC and he's only a redshirt sophomore. I would argue he will be better than Sowell, which is saying something considering his success at Wisconsin as well as with the Jags in the NFL. My biggest concern with Badgers is the passing part of the equation. We know Trufant will rush for 100+ yards and 1-2 TDs, but what will Jarvis do? If he performs well they can be unbeatable, but a bad or average game from him and the Badgers are very vulnerable. 5. Minnesota Golden Gophers (4-0) Lucas has taken over where Bingo left off, and has a strong passing game and the second best defense so far in the B1G after Illinois. The concern is the one-sidedness on the offensive side of the ball, ranking last in the B1G in rushing. A team with a strong pass defense like Illinois could spell bad news for the Gophers, but as usual with Bingo's Minnesota's teams, I expect Minnesota to be sitting there with a chance at winning the West in the last 2/3 weeks. 6. Michigan State Spartans (4-0) Slinky has returned and so has Michigan State's success. While I don't think MSU is as good as they appear at this point in the season, I believe in Slinky, and his strong QB play to rank them slightly ahead of Michigan at this point in the season. Joseph Thurston as been arguably the best WR in the country so far with 420 yards and 6 TDs through 4 games. The problem is the running game is struggling and they have no real other threat in the passing game. I expect something around 8-4 when all is said and done. 7. Michigan Wolverines (3-1) I might be putting myself too low based on the talent on my team, but I have not been impressed with how my team has played this season. A squeaker against NC State, a game closer than it should have been against BYU and a loss to Purdue has me ranking Michigan at 7. Gabe Cooper has done well this season, but Whitley at RB needs to improve so that I am not so one-dimensional, the x-factor on my team. Carlos Washington the JUCO transfer has been a top DE in CFBHC and has carried the defense, but the team is not playing to expectations. Maybe I'm being too harsh on myself, but for now I think this ranking is fair for my team's play. 8. Maryland Terrapins (2-1) Arguably after Michigan, there is a big drop-off in teams that have a serious chance of competing in the conference. I like Maryland, but I don't see them being a serious threat in the East. A below average passing game and passing defense does not bode well in the B1G, especially against Bowman and Davidson in the East. They won't be able to rely on the run like they have so far this season, leading the B1G in rushing yards per game. Maryland does hold the best rush defense so far, but again I don't expect this to be sustainable the rest of the year. 9. Iowa Hawkeyes (2-2) The talent is there in Iowa, but a tough schedule and some holes on the offensive and defensive side of the ball limit the potential of Iowa. With one of the worst defenses statistically so far in the B1G, and competing in the West, Iowa is probably looking at something like 6-6 when the season is all said and done. I still believe in Black and Donaldson on the offensive side of the ball, and they have a strong OL to compete in games, but if the defense doesn't improve than it won't be enough to compete with the serious contenders in the West. 10. Indiana Hoosiers (2-1) The Hoosiers have looked pretty good so far, with a top five offensive and defense. The problem is that they don't have the talent to compete in the B1G to make that sustainable. I think the team is moving in the right direction, and might be a fringe bowl team, but no more. I don't expect them to be able to beat PSU,Michigan, or MSU and make a serious threat in the East. 11. Ohio State Buckeyes (1-2) Ohio State has a QB problem. Raymond Dow has thrown for only 385 yards with 3 TDs and 6 INTs through 3 games. They aren't going to beat anyone decent with that kind of QB play. The reason I have them ranked higher than the teams to follow is the talent on the defensive side of the ball. They have an above average defense that can keep them in games, and more talent than the teams below, but without improvement at QB the Buckeyes ceiling will be pretty low. 12. Nebraska Cornhuskers (1-3) Considering how good Nebraska used to be, the Cornhuskers are very devoid of talent, and I find it hard to believe that they will make a bowl game. The only team that I think they have an above average chance of beating in the West is Northwestern, otherwise they will have to hope to get lucky against a team like Iowa and steal a game. I think it will be very difficult for the Cornhuskers to make a bowl game, but hopefully Dean will recruit well and have this team back to its former glory. 13. Rutgers Scarlet Knights (1-2) After the departure of vollmagnet, the Prophet, and Franklin, we knew this would be a struggle for the Scarlet Knights to repeat the success it had the past 2 years. Rutgers will struggle this season, and really outside of Ohio State, don't really see them having any chance of beating the top teams in the East. 14. Northwestern Wildcats (0-4) This team is young but they do have talent coming. The problem is that young talent won't do much in the B1G. Averaging a B1G worst 12.3 ppg and a B1G worst 34.5 ppg against, its hard to see where Northwestern will scrape by with wins unless it's against the fellow cellar-dwellers in the B1G. I would expect maybe 2 wins this season, and really just focus on developing the young talent and try and make a bowl game next year, because they don't really have much chance this year, especially in the West
  6. Iowa!
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  8. Purdue if that curse can extend to the NFC North as well
  9. Bye Week Blues Rob LeCount working on limiting his interceptions during the bye week at practice
  10. As of 2019, will add 2020 after the season is over Some stats were not tracked on the wiki for particular years so that data is missing
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  12. 4 of the top 6
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  14. Michigan is my alma mater so that was obviously my dream school. I probably wouldn't have left Iowa for any other job. I never expected the job to open up until Sophos stepped down. He specifically asked me to apply for the job and wanted me to take over, so here I am.
  15. up to date through week 2
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  17. Are Michigan State and Michigan mixed up? These rankings make 0 sense otherwise. 2013: Michigan lost National Title --- MSU went 2-10 2014: Michigan 8-5 vs MSU 12-1 2015: Both went 9-4 2016: Michigan went 10-3 vs MSU 5-7 2017: Michigan 12-2 vs MSU 11-3 2018: Michigan 12-2 vs MSU 4-8 2019: Both went 7-6
  18. I am excited to announce the preseason All-B1G team. Unfortunately I did not receive enough votes to build a team based on the views of all the members of the B1G like planned, so these are instead based on my own opinion. Offense: QB: Tanner Bowman - Penn State RB: Jamal Trufant - Wisconsin FB: Rory Horton - Illinois WR: Morgan Patton - Penn State WR: Frederick Bartlett - Purdue TE: Sebastian Babb - Nebraska OT: Kyle Will - Michigan OT: Mendy Cheney - Wisconsin OG: Noah Barney - Ohio State OG: LaMichael Harley - Michigan C: Leo Talbot - Wisconsin Defense: DE: Lucas Benton - Michigan DE: Khairi Bryant - Ohio State DT: Shamar Ware - Penn State LB: Shane Easley - Penn State LB: Jamal Harley - Illinois LB: Christopher Clayton - Penn State LB: Damien Norman - Illinois CB: Benjamin Parris - Iowa CB: Kordell McKinnon - MSU FS: Tyler Patino - Illinois SS: Zachary Trotter - Illinois Special Teams: K: A.K. McGowan - Penn State P: Jesse Dowdy - Ohio State Selections by team: - 6 - 5 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0
  19. Week 1 scares me so much every season, GG imposter
  20. going off stats, I definitely agree with Brinkley, CB's was a tough choice. I imagine some Gophers on the final one
  21. The return of former coach LDYo has Indiana fans excited and hopeful of the future Season Overview: After a strong start to the season last year under now Arizona coach Wrigleyfan, the Hoosiers turn back to former coach LDYo to build upon last season's bowl appearance and be a dark horse team in the B1G East. While a B1G title game appearance is most likely out of the question, Indiana could play the like of Maryland of last season and surprise some folks in games this season. With Adrian Rupp ready to eruppt this season, Indiana has some pieces on offense to keep them games and put up some points on the better defenses in the B1G. Unfortunately for the Hoosiers, tough West opponents in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Purdue could bring disaster for Indiana's expectations this season. Strengths and Weaknesses: Strength: QB Adrian Rupp 6-2 238 (Jr) Wayne Trace (Haviland, OH) 4.0 of 4.5 [Scrambling] WR Graham James 6-4 152 (Jr) Bismarck State College (Bismarck ND) 3.5 of 4.0 [Target] WR Patrick Rollins 5-9 180 Sr Pacelli (Stevens Point, WI) 3.5 of 3.5 [Speed] TE Miguel Elias 6-5 201 (So) Spencerville (Spencerville, OH) 3.5 of 4.0 [Receiving] Rupp is the focal point of the offense for the Hoosiers and he should have some decent playmakers to help him this season. Although Rupp is a scrambling QB, he might have to rely more on his arm than his legs this season if Indiana wants to win games this season. Currently starting a FB at RB, I expect Rupp to really take a step forward in his playmaking ability this year. Depending on how LDYo designs the offense, he could compete with FB Early in rushing yards. A big if, but if Rupp plays well on the ground and in the air, one could argue he is the most valuable player to any team in the B1G, and most vital to any team's success. Rupp takes another step forward and the Hoosiers can surprise some people, perform the same as last year or worse and it will be a long season for the Hoosiers. Weakness: DE Ricardo Fernandez 6-3 237 Jr Simeon Career Academy (Chicago, IL) 3.5 of 3.5 [Blitz] DT Jasper Kane 6-5 330 Jr Goshen (Goshen, OH) 3.0 of 3.0 [2-Gap] DT Raymond Harley 6-2 314 (Sr) Bullock Creek (Midland MI) 3.0 of 3.0 [2-Gap] DE Mark Brice 6-0 260 Jr Keystone (La Grange, OH) 3.0 of 3.0 [Blitz] 0 NFL potential players on the DL for Indiana could cause trouble for the Hoosier defense and keep them out of games against the top teams in the B1G. Any team with a strong OL playing against the Hoosiers should be able to have all day to throw or run against the Hoosiers. Top to bottom, the defense is definitely the worst part of the Hoosiers team and they will have to rely on the offensive and Rupp in order to win games. Only 1 current starter on the defense has pro potential, in OLB Felix Hinojosa. With a schedule that includes Penn State, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Purdue, that defense might not be enough to keep them games against these teams. While the DL might as a whole be the worst unit, the LB's are probably their best part of the defense, and could help shore up areas that the DL doesn't and make the front seven somewhat respectable for the Hoosiers. Key Games: vs. Ohio State @ Maryland @ Michigan State Looking at Indiana's schedule, outside of the gauntlet of Penn State, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Purdue, all other games can be seen as games that I anticipate Indiana could compete in and come away with a win. On paper I expect Indiana to have 4 wins coming from it's weaker OOC and a down Rutgers. Indiana would then need to win 2 of the 3 key games above to reach a bowl game. This could be a tough task, as they play 2 of these on the road, and might not be able to handle the firepower of Davidson at MSU, or Indiana coach TheSam now at Maryland as Maryland is another dark horse team in the East. I think Indiana is looking at 5/6 wins this season, and will need to steal a game from one of these three teams or risk falling out of bowl contention. The week 3 game versus Ohio State could be telling in how this season will go for the Hoosiers.
  22. The return of SlinkyJr. to MSU has the team and fans excited hoping to return to former glory Season Overview: After a 1 season hiatus, Slinky is back at the helm at MSU and looks to build upon his success at MSU. Known for his defenses and future talent like Keyshawn Thompson and Brandon Sauter, Slinky could have his next superstar in Kordell McKinnon (loins pls). I believe Slinky is one of the better coaches on the site, and should be able to elevate MSU to higher levels than one might expect for this team. With Kyle Davidson and RB transfer Gabriel Shields, MSU will be a threat in the East. Strengths and Weaknesses: Strength: CB Kordell McKinnon 6-0 195 Sr Henry Ford Community College (Dearborn, MI) 5.0 of 5.0 [Zone Coverage] CB Sean Freeman 6-1 167 (Jr) Posen (Posen, MI) 4.0 of 4.0 [Zone Coverage] FS Kofi Neal 6-2 215 (Jr) Wonewoc-Center (Wonewoc, WI) 4.5 of 4.5 [Zone Coverage] SS Eddie McCullough 5-11 196 (Jr) Clarke Community (Osceola, IA) 4.0 of 4.0 [Zone Coverage] With Slinky back coaching at MSU, you knew we were going to talk about the secondary. McKinnon is the gem of the group, all 4 players have pro potential and Slinky hopes that will form a No Fly Zone 2.0. They definitely have the talent here, and while the rest of the defense might not be as strong, it might not matter as much with Davidson, Shields, and Thurston leading the offensive side of the ball. Slinky knows how to coach the defensive side of the ball very well, and I expect large strides made on this side of the ball and for these 4 players in particular, after the 1 season of RayBaxter at MSU. Weakness: WR Joseph Thurston 6-0 210 (Sr) Blair-Taylor (Blair WI) 5.0 of 5.0 [Target] TE Samuel Hare 6-5 203 Fr Bellevue (Bellevue MI) 1.0 of 5.0 [Receiving] WR Henry Oswald 6-4 202 (Fr) Barnesville (Barnesville, OH) 2.0 of 3.0 [Target] WR Benjamin Serna 6-1 194 Fr Holland Christian (Holland MI) 1.0 of 3.5 [Speed] TE Finn Chase 6-3 227 Sr Holy Cross (River Grove, IL) 2.5 of 2.5 [Blocking] Pre-transfers, if I was writing this I would have definitely had said RB was the biggest weakness for the Spartans, as they only had a 2.5/2.5 on the roster. Luckily they were able to bring in Shields, who should help MSU tremendously and keep the team more balanced where teams will now have to respect the run. Before he transferred, and with these receiving weapons outside of Thurston it would have been expecting a lot from Davidson. Starting a true freshman TE at WR2 who only has 1.0 skill is a risky move for Slinky, but considering the other options at WR, I understand why he is doing it. I think it will pay off in a few games, but overall I expect Hare to struggle against the more elite secondaries in the B1G, and again, I'm generally not a huge fan of playing players out of position, but Hare looks to be built almost more as a WR than a TE so this could work out well for Slinky. Still, with only 1 player with higher than 2.5 skill, I expect Thurston to carry the load on the receiving end, and Slinky to try and limit turnovers and play a more conservative offense and rely on his secondary to keep them in games. Key Games: vs. Toledo vs. Iowa @ Michigan Week 1 against Toledo is a huge match-up for Slinky. Toledo has the talent of a team in the B1G, and should be a great litmus test into how they will face against the top-tier teams in the B1G. If MSU is able to pull out the win, then Slinky has the team back on track and they will be a dark horse in the East. Get blown out and it could be a long season for Slinky. I think the game against Iowa will be another very important game on the schedule for the Spartans, this seems like a game MSU needs to win in order to compete in the East and try and do more than win 6/7 games. MSU got a relatively schedule, avoiding Illinois, Purdue, and Wisconsin from the West, so Slinky must take advantage of this and try and win 2/3 of these games in order to really surprise people this season. Finally, the first match-up between Slinky and I as coaches of MSU and Michigan has been highlighted on the calendar ever since Slinky announced his return to MSU. Lose and Slinky will never hear the end of HARBAUGH in the Lions chat, win, and Slinky might be looking for a new job in NFLHC