Playing in the old big 10
There is no denying that the Big 10 is down. There were two 1-7 teams, a 2-6, a 3-5 and two 4-4 teams. It’s been 8 years since a Big 10 team has won the BCS title (OSU). Michigan is down, and appears to be in turmoil. At this point I would only consider PSU, OSU, Wisc, and Iowa to be quality programs. A friend of mine told me he figured Nebraska would own the new conference. When I questioned him as to why, he responded by saying, “ You guys play fast, and they play slow”. I would have to agree with him, The Big 10 is known for playing slow football, that is a return to yester year. While some of you may long for three yards and a cloud of dust, that era is dead. So why is this a problem, Nebraska will suffer from being in the third slowest conference in football, and the pundits/ voters will knock them. Playing in the Big 10 (even with the addition of Nebraska, Mizzou, Rutgers, Notre Dame, and Iowa State, to make it a 16 team conference), will have us playing in the third worst Conference in terms of speed, rankings, and talent.