FOOTBALLLLLL. Or talking about football begins today. Finally, the best conference in the land kicks off Media Day in Chicago. ESPN has a preview for Iowa's media day.
The Big Ten doesn't do preseason polls but writers do. The Columbus Dispatch has polled Big Ten writers and surprise! Ohio State is the top pick to win the conference. Also, surprise! Ohio State Buckeye players Joey Bosa and Zeke Elliott the pick for player of the year on the defensive and offensive sides.
WHAT WILL FERENTZ SAY? And will anyone care to listen? Perhaps, Rick Brown has a preview in this piece from the Des Moines Register.
THERE'S PLENTY OF ODDS AND ENDS. It's been a few since the last INP. I'll toss out a long list of "other links" here followed below by a Twitter list of Hawkeye related media to follow along for updates today from Chicago.
- Rick Brown's preseason Big Ten picks: Hawkeyes to finish 8-4
- Brands on likely Kinnick wrestling dual: Something big is coming
- Iowa product Scherff among top Washington training camp storylines
- A new marriage or an old moped, 2015 Hawkeyes could be one of these
- West duo balance baseball and basketball
- No. 30 — QB Tyler Wiegers
- No. 31 — DT Faith Ekakitie
- No. 32 — LB Cole Fisher
- No. 33 — RB Akrum Wadley
- On the recruiting trail: McCaffery's staff working nonstop
- Matt Gatens helps young Hawkeyes, awaits next pro step
- Griesbaum files civil rights complaint with state
- Chad Greenway: Hard hitter, stand-up guy
- Koehn prepares leg to build on solid foundation
- NFL: The 10 Best Offensive Linemen of the Past Year
- Ravens defensive tackle Carl Davis' rookie diary
- Burning questions for each team entering Big Ten football media days
- Brandon Scherff: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Know your Northwestern football opponent, Week 7: Iowa
- 10 Bold Predictions for the Big Ten Football Season
- 24 Hawkeyes to Watch: Drew Ott