I'd like them to go to 10 conference games rather than 8. The 4 crossover games would also help to balance the divisions. Penn State is in the same situation as everyone else in the conference. To get to the playoffs you have to beat Ohio State, either in the regular season or the B1G title game.
I think most fans were disappointed, but looking at one season in a vacuum to evaluate a coach and program is tricky. Especially when you consider the success of the previous season and all the covid issues this year.
So what should I expect?
This year the B1G had 4 really good teams and 10 others who were all about equal. The gophers were 3-3 against the others. It was a weird year. Next will be more telling about the state of the program.
I read your article. No guarantees about wins or future dominance over a rival. What does "set the tone" mean to you?
Last year was great and raised my expectations. I thought we would have won more games this year, but I understand it is a process.
Maybe Nebraska fans aren't the most...
So you thought the program completely turned the corner after one good year? I made the "improved throughout the year" comment so I'll explain what that means to me.
Improvement throughout the year shows quality coaching and player buy-in. Struggles were almost guaranteed with a new oc and no...
It was the right call in that situation. 2nd and 20 with 20 seconds against a very good defense. A bad result was just a likely if not more likely than a good result. And our kicking game is unreliable.
I still don't understand why gopher fans are so upset about what he said. He was talking to his team before a big game in a hostile environment. It's not like he said that to a reporter. You are all kidding yourselves if you think no one on gophers made similar comments.