Bill Bender (The Sporting News)

-The ACC and Big 12 get things kicked off this weekend in college football…how optimistic are you about the season going on with few snags?

-There’s been a lot of rumors recently about the Big Ten possibly considering playing this Fall…do you feel any optimism about it actually happening, though?

-Who are the Heisman contenders in a year without 2 major conferences? Who are your playoff teams?

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Bill Bender (The Sporting News)

-No Big Ten or Pac-12 football in the Fall this year…what is this all going to look like?

-Nebraska announced their intentions to stay in the Big Ten, but Bill wrote about reasons why they should consider leaving…are they better off in the conference or elsewhere?

-How bad will Kevin Warren and Larry Scott look if the conferences still playing in the Fall are able to complete their seasons with minimal issues?

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Bill Bender (The Sporting News) / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

-What is your current confidence in the college football season being played in the Fall?

-Is it really feasible to play college football in the spring? What does that next season look like?

-Assuming things were normal with no COVID, what would be the big storylines at B1G Media Days?

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Bill Bender (The Sporting News) / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

-Bill just finished ranking the Big Ten coaches for the 2020 season…were there any difficulties in spots where he wrestled with anything?

-What is Scott Frost’s ceiling and what is his floor? He sits at 8th in the rankings

-Will Kirk Ferentz be at Iowa this Fall with everything going on there?

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Bill Bender (The Sporting News)

-LSU finishes the season undefeated with a win over Clemson in the national championship. Where does LSU stack up in terms of all-time best teams?

-Can Ed Orgeron keep things rolling at LSU, or is he just a guy who was fortunate to have Joe Burrow break out this year?

-Do you view Minnesota as the favorite in the Big Ten West next year, or is it still Wisconsin’s division to win?

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Bill Bender (The Sporting News)

-From a national perspective….does Nebraska have any shot against Ohio State on Saturday?

-Who do you view as the better QB in this game: Adrian Martinez or Justin Fields?

-How close is Wisconsin right now to being considered the best team in all of the Big Ten?

 

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Bill Bender (The Sporting News) / Shut Up Sipple

-Someone at ESPN just picked Nebraska to be his darkhorse College Football Playoff pick….does Bill have Nebraska anywhere near that type of conversation for the upcoming year?

-Nebraska is also picked by Cleveland.com as the favorites to win the West…who should be the favorite?

-What has Bill learned from the Media Days he’s covered so far? And should the Big Ten realign divisions at all?

Mike Schaefer (247 Sports/Huskers Illustrated): Part 2/Shut Up Sipple

-Someone at ESPN just picked Nebraska to be his darkhorse College Football Playoff pick….does Bill have Nebraska anywhere near that type of conversation for the upcoming year?

-Nebraska is also picked by Cleveland.com as the favorites to win the West…who should be the favorite?

-What has Bill learned from the Media Days he’s covered so far? And should the Big Ten realign divisions at all?

The Drive: July 24th, 5pm

  • OL Talk
  • Would you consider yourself excited to see Nebraska’s defense this year?
  • Which ‘U’ do you want to be? Which ‘U’ is Nebraska most likely to be?
  • Bill Bender’s list
  • Wrap things up

Early Break: Bill Bender (The Sporting News)

  • Bill ranked Adrian Martinez as the 10th best QB in the nation….behind the likes of Shea Patterson at Michigan…which of the 2 is the better QB when all is said and done, though?
  • Does Martinez have the highest ceiling of any QB right now in college football?
  • Lots of preseason polls have as many as 5 B1G West teams in the Top 25..is the West deeper/stronger