Last year the Big Ten got a big surprise with the amazing run the Hawkeyes made during the first 9 games of the season. Then Ricky Stanzi got hurt, Ohio State made their move, and the rest is history.
Speaking of history this will be the last time the Big Ten will be made up of the 11 teams we have grown accustom to over the last 15+ years. Nebraska joins the conference at the start of the 2011 season which brings up many questions about re-allignment and so on.
But before we get ahead of ourselves, let's look ahead to this season which has many interesting storylines that could make for an even more interesting season in the Big Ten conference.
Is Terrelle and thee Ohio State the real deal?
Can Iowa keep finding ways to dig out close wins behind a stingy defense?
Is a kid from the U the answer at Purdue?
All these and more as we travel down the road to the Big Ten Championship, which will be determined the Saturday after Thanksgiving, this I guarantee.