Thursday, August 30, 2007

Big Ten Bloggers Roundtable Week 1

As many of you know, many of us Big Ten bloggers have joined together to create an unstoppable force known as the Big Ten Bloggers. Behind the scenes we talk an assortment of trash. In pubilc, we bring you "roundtables" and other fun stuff. This gives everyone a chance to check out the great bloggers from around college sports.

This week, Sean at Aroud the Oval agreed to host the first in a series of roundtables. He essentially came up with a few questions which we'll all answer in our unique ways. In the future, we'll also do a pick-em type thing and give you assorted other goodies.

What follows is my response to the Week 1 roundtable.

Which player from your own team are you most looking forward to watching? I have to go with Adam Weber here. He's a redshirt freshman and is being handed the starting job in the first year of Tim Brewster's and Mike Dunbar's spread offense. Weber is a dual-threat type and will allow the Gophers to effectively run the option. That should create a new dimension in a still strong running game to go along with the benefits of the spread. If Weber struggles, I wouldn't be surprised if it's true freshman, and Brewster's son, Clint, that took over at quarterback instead of the surpassed junior Tony Mortensen.

Which player from another Big Ten team are you most looking forward to watching? I'm going here with Michigan's enigmatic running back Mike Hart. For those who wonder why, check this link. My point is, Hart runs his mouth. Combine talent and quotability and Hart should be entertaining.

If your team was an action move star, who would it be? Strange and tough question to answer. But I'm going with Russell Crowe, more for his off-camera personality than the characters he has played. Crowe is brash, arrogant and outspoken. New Minnesota head coach, to be kind, is outspoken and confident. Brewster came in proclaiming he would take the Gophers to Pasadena. That strikes me as slightly arrogant coming from a coach with no head coaching or coordinator experience. That said, Brewster has turned many a Minnesota fan into believers. Crowe delivers on screen. Will Brewster back up his talk on the field?