Each Big Ten team gets a week all to its own this summer as they do every summer here on Off Tackle Empire. With the help of team contributors, we will try to understand the team, learn more about the players, coaches, traditions, other sports teams and campus culture before roundly mocking all of those things, dismissing them and moving on to the next school. Previews, depth charts, predictions, meditations, celebrations, lamentations and scathing diss tracks abound.
What to expect in somewhat of a transitional season for Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines?
It’s time to get overly excited for a team that’s about to lose by at least 2 touchdowns!
Will Scott Frost EVER turn Huskers football around?
This stream has:
Who will win the Big Ten? ...or, really, who will finish runner-up to Ohio State? Our team-by-team predictions for final standings in Big Ten football.
Better Than Last Year...Better than Auburn?
The End Or The Beginning or The Beginning of the End
Not all 2-10 seasons are created equal
It's like this foghorn that keeps calling out to you: "Wiiiiild-cats, Wiiiiild-cats"
Listening to you, the reader, now—so we don’t have to later.
It’s been three years since they lost a conference game
Grab some Johnny Marzetti—no, we don’t care if you’re full—and tell us if the Buckeyes are in the College Football Playoff again.
Somehow there are questions surrounding a coach who’s never lost to a Big Ten team.
A curtain-raiser with Michigan State, ANOTHER damn Duke game, and friendly enough crossovers. Could Northwestern repeat atop the West?
Quiz bowl, Malort, tailgating at Northwestern games, and places to go in Evanston. We’re so sorry.
Looking back at M00N and...well, just EVERY Michigan loss as we answer your questions on why NU beats Iowa but can’t fill Ryan Field, the best upsets of wisconsin, and more!
Under Armour, Northwestern, let’s put the stripe back where it belongs
Just check the schedule.
Transfer quarterback Ryan Hilinski looks poised to nose out Hunter Johnson and Andrew Marty, but can OC Mike Bajakian construct an offense around a transfer for the second straight year?
New DC Jim O’Neil raises more questions than he answers...but that’s what consistency across Pat Fitzgerald’s tenure is for. Who’s the next man up?
A lot new, but it’s still Pat Fitzgerald’s Northwestern. Whatever that means.
Grab a frosty mug of Southern Indiana’s finest and let’s toast the most interesting schedule in the Big Ten.
We head down I-69 and marvel at how football is a game of inches.