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OTE's staff discussions.

How about a 14th helping of hotdish? 2021 Ohio State Record Predictions

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.

Potluck #1: Is Ohio State even a Big Ten team anymore?

From speed traps and Waffle Houses to stoolie rumor-mongering and the broken nature of the Big Ten. Ohio, everyone!

There’s no way the ‘Cats repeat in the West. RIGHT? 2021 Northwestern Football Predictions

A curtain-raiser with Michigan State, ANOTHER damn Duke game, and friendly enough crossovers. Could Northwestern repeat atop the West?

2021 Indiana Record Predictions: The Most Interesting Schedule in the Big Ten

Grab a frosty mug of Southern Indiana’s finest and let’s toast the most interesting schedule in the Big Ten.

Indiana Potluck #2: I-69, Brain, and Penix THIS IS A MATURE BLOG, YOU GO HOME

We head down I-69 and marvel at how football is a game of inches.

Indiana Potluck #1: Do we buy what Tom Allen is selling?

Is...is Indiana actually becoming a football school?

Iowa Potluck #4: What happens when you let Iowans invent things

No, Iowans, you don’t have to leave the state. Since you’ve fused with your couch, we’ll bring the food to you.

Iowa Potluck #3: MEAT MEAT MEAT MEAT MEAT (and also defense)

How has the Iowa defense been SO good for SO long?

Iowa Potluck #2: The Hawkeye Offense is One Big University Heights Speed Trap

In which the Iowa Offensive Experience is like driving across the entire state with a University Heights cop tailing you.

Potluck #1: Smell that? It’s Iowa Football.

Head down the I-380 corridor—at a reasonable speed, please—and let’s grab a whiff of the Hawkeyes ahead of 2021.

Penn State Potluck #3: A sticky schedule...all to finish second?

The delicious memories of Ye Olde College Diner live on.

B1G 2021: Penn State Potluck #2 - Let’s Move on to Dessert

Talking Twin Tier traditions and Penn State volleyball's waning dominance: grab a few off the cookie table and let's get to it.

B1G 2021, Penn State Potluck #1: Something’s missing from the Penn State offense...

...and something’s missing from this classic Pennsylvania Dutch dinner.

B1G 2021, Potluck #4: Laughing at Notre Dame and Picking How Wisconsin Finishes

A date with Notre Dame, a cushy back half of the schedule...is this the schedule of a playoff contender?

Getting Defensive About Traditions: Let’s Jump Around with Wisconsin’s Defense // Potluck #3

Tailgate traditions, the brilliance of the Wisconsin 3-4 defense, and a local kid who’s made good.

B1G 2021, Wisconsin Potluck #2: Can the Badgers fix their offensive struggles from 2020?

Also: great places to have a beer and great places you haven’t been.

Has Wisconsin settled for “good enough” with Paul Chryst? Wisconsin Potluck #1

Is the "Wisconsin Way" a happy plateau or self-satisfied settling?

Saying NICE Things about Rutgers and New Jersey

Turns out it’s "Be Nice to New Jersey Week." Do our writers and readers even have the ability to say nice things about Rutgers and Jersey?

Rutgers Record Predictions 2021: An East Coast-Big Ten Hybrid That Works?

Can Rutgers actually make an East Coast-Big Ten hybrid WORK in 2021?

Wawa or Quick Chek? 2021 Rutgers Offense Preview—Asking the Important Questions in Potluck #2

Every year RU comes with a few offensive weapons that usually fail to materialize, is 2021 the siren song for TDs, YAC, and YPC?

Quarterback Recruiting and Fat Sandwiches: 2021 Rutgers Potluck Preview #1

Rutgers has a highly-touted 4* QB recruit on the way. Should Knights fans listen to the cautionary tales from 2013, or book tickets to Pasadena, because the Sleeping Giant has awoken?

Minnesota’s 2021 Schedule: An Elaborate Series of Coin Flips and Bad, Drunken Decisions

Who the hell knows where this Gopher schedule could go?

Why Minnesota will never win the West: A Potluck! With Hotdish!

Passive aggression and a leaky run D.

Minnesota Potluck #2: Is Tanner Morgan a game-changer or game-manager?

With RB Mo Ibrahim, it should be hard to screw this up...but does Minnesota have the QB—to say nothing of the coordinator or wide receivers—to overcome any slip-ups?

How much longer can PJ Fleck last with the Gophers?

The Minnesota State Fair is back! Come try a specialty beer—or a Red Bull, Coach Fleck—and wonder what year it is.

Maryland Potluck #3: Rednecks and A Rough Schedule

A schedule that does them no favors could stunt any real progress the Terps hope to make in 2021.

RON ZOOK. STUFFED HAM.

Really this is all for the URL slug "Ron Zook Stuffed Ham".

Crabcakes and recruiting D.C.—is that ALL Maryland does?

When should Maryland see the results of Mike Locksley’s improved recruiting?

B1G 2021, Nebraska Potluck: Carrying Water for the Blackshirts

Why are journalists still carrying water for a putrid Nebraska defense?

B1G 2021 // Pure Michigan Beer, Pure Michigan Scheduling

What should be the penalty for a B1G team playing two MAC teams in one season?

B1G 2021 // Jim Harbaugh, Masturbation, and Cornflakes: A Michigan Man Special

B1G 2021, Purdue Potluck #3: How about a nice pop?

Pop or soda, plus a schedule cocktail that defies even the most creative Discount Den recipe.

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