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Old 07-10-2007, 12:43 AM   #8
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There were ten teams in the league before Penn State joined. Rather than change the name they just continued to call it the Big Ten.

Here's the deal with Illinois. I think they will be a much improved team but they play a brutal schedule. They still don't have the talent to beat Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State, Wisconsin and Iowa. That's five losses. Northwestern, at Minnesota, and at Indiana are their best chances for victory in the Big Ten. As I noted it is possible for them to sweep those three and go 7-5 but I just don't see it. Zook is a lousy gameday coach. He will cost them one of those three games. I think Northwestern is a better team, they draw even with Indiana, and they're better than Minnesota. This team is still a year away. I think with one more Zook class we can really start talking about Illinois being a 7-8 win team.
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