I don’t know if you noticed, but the Big Ten lost a few important non-conference games last week. In this week’s Big Ten football picks I’ll be looking at each team, evaluating what’s working and what clearly isn’t. Well, as clearly as anything can be evaluated after just two weeks. To the games!
It’s understandable what Michigan football coach Brady Hoke is trying to do, stirring up some controversy with his remarks that Notre Dame is “chickening out” of the two teams’ rivalry after the 2014 season.
Continuing with what may be the toughest schedule in college football this season, the #11 Notre Dame Fighting Irish will host the #18 Michigan Wolverines Saturday night in South Bend.
The Michigan Wolverines football team took a big, self-induced hit yesterday, and it will hinder their chances of beating Alabama later today. Still, it was the right decision.
The loser of Saturday’s highly anticipated opening weekend matchup between #2 Alabama and #8 Michigan – one of five must-see games this weekend – will not be eliminated from the national title picture. But the winner will certainly have an early leg up.