New Big Ten logo and division namesKind of lost in all the craziest this week is that the Big Ten unveiled it's new logo, the names for the two football divisions, and 18 new trophies/award that will be handed out.
While the new logo is rather ugly, at least the color anyway, and it's not nearly as clever as the BIG1T1EN logo, it is the new division names that are truly terrible. Legends and Leaders. Iowa is in the Legends division along with Minnesota, Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern, and Nebraska. I'm not exactly sure what the Big Ten was thinking on these, but they missed the boat. But I guess in a year or two, we'll all be used to it and it won't be a big deal.
Insight Bowl depth chartThere are a few changes to the depth chart due to no DJK and no Robinson. Linebacker continues to shuffle and it wouldn't surprise me to see more shuffling by the time the actual game come around. Ferentz expanded on the depth at running back in his call in show last night. The order is Marcus Coker, Paki O'Meara, Brad Rogers, then Jason White. My guess would be that unless there is an injury or a completely unforeseen Michigan State like thumping, no one other than Coker will get more than 3 or 4 carries.
SE | Colin Sandeman, Don Nordmann
LT | Riley Reiff, Kyle Haganman
LG | Julian Vandervelde, Adam Gettis
C | James Ferentz, Conor Boffeli
RG | Josh Koeppel, Nolan MacMillan
RT | Markus Zusevics, Brett Van Sloten
TE | Allen Reisner, Brad Herman
QB | Ricky Stanzi, James Vandenberg
WR | Marvin McNutt, Keenan Davis
RB | Marcus Coker, Paki O'Meara
FB | Brett Morse, Brad Rogers
DE | Adrian Claybron, Lebron Daniel
DT | Karl Klug, Steve Bigach
DT | Mike Daniels, Thomas Nardo
DE | Christian Ballard, Broderick Binns
OLB | Troy Johnson, Ross Petersen
MLB | James Morris, Shane DiBona
WLB | Jeremiha Hunter, Christian Kirksey
LC | Shaun Prater, Greg Castillo
SS | Tyler Sash, Tom Donatell
FS | Brett Greenwood, Tanner Miller
RC | Micah Hyde, B.J. Lowery
PK | Michael Meyer, Trent Mossbrucker
P | Ryan Donahue, Eric Guthrie
PR | Paul Chaney Jr., Mavin McNutt
KR | Keenan Davis and Paul Chaney Jr.
LS | Andrew Schulze, Casey Keiter