4. The most interesting college football in 2020 will be played in … the Big Ten?
The top half of the SEC could beat up the top half of your conference’s dad, but the Big Ten is about to be the most interesting league in college football.
In the end, Ohio State will almost certainly beat Michigan again and be off to the College Football Playoff again, but there are a whole lot of reasons to be fired up if you’re a fan of one of the other 13 teams.
Wisconsin will be dogged a bit after losing Jonathan Taylor, but the defense is going to be the truth.
Michigan is going to be Michigan, Penn State is going to be Penn State, and Iowa is going to be Iowa. Meanwhile, Michigan State has a new direction with a good get in former Colorado head coach Mel Tucker, Rutgers should at least be a step above god-awful under Greg Schiano, and Maryland came up with a good recruiting class under Mike Locksley to give the offense some hope.
Indiana and Illinois are coming off of bowl seasons, Minnesota is coming off of one of its greatest seasons in the history of the program, and Purdue should be stronger with a whole ton of young talent coming off an injury-plagued campaign.
Northwestern is about to balance things out – it’s not going to be as strong as the 2018 run, and it won’t be nearly as miserable as the 2019 version.
And then there’s Nebraska. It’s Year Three under Scott Frost, and other coaches – like Willie Taggart at Florida State – were canned after having the same lack of early success. If this is when it all comes together, then …
Ohio State will still win the Big Ten, but it’ll be a fun ride.