CFN Big Ten Preview 2020: 5 Things That Matter. Top Players, Coaches, Games, Thoughts

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CFN Big Ten Preview 2020: 5 Things That Matter. Top Players, Coaches, Games, Thoughts

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CFN Big Ten Preview 2020: 5 Things That Matter. Top Players, Coaches, Games, Thoughts

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3. Big Ten Games, Hot Seat Coaches

Big Ten Game Of The Year

Ohio State at Michigan, Oct. 24

2011. That was the last time Michigan was able to pull off a win over Ohio State, and that was in the transition season to the Urban Meyer era.

OSU has won in 15 of the last 16 years and 17 of the last 19 – not to go cliché, but can you really call this a rivalry that’s been this one-sided? Of course you can, but the entire Big Ten season will revolve around whether or not Michigan and Jim Harbaugh can finally pull this off.

At least, the Wolverines have to show up defensively after allowing more than 44 points per game vs. the Buckeyes in the Harbaugh era.

5 Other Interesting Big Ten Games

This is all very, very fluid, but at the moment if the Big Ten slate stays relatively close to the original version (all dates are for what’s currently scheduled before any changes) …

1. Ohio State at Penn State, Oct. 24
2. Penn State at Michigan, Oct. 3
3. Wisconsin at Michigan, Sept. 26
4. Wisconsin at Iowa, Nov. 28
5. Minnesota at Wisconsin, Oct. 10

2020 CFN Big Ten 5-Year Program Rankings

5 Big Ten Coaches On The Hot Seat

It’s not necessarily about who’s about to get fired – especially this year.

Think of it this way. Who has the most pressure to win, either because of way-high expectations, or to possibly move on to something bigger, or for some, to keep the gig?

1. Scott Frost, Nebraska
2. Jim Harbaugh, Michigan
3. Mike Locksley, Maryland
4. Lovie Smith, Illinois
5. Ryan Day, Ohio State

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