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Definitely humbled by all the kind words. Thank you all so much. If it weren't for the 11W community, my job wouldn't have been possible. So please know that you're all valued tremendously. And keep in touch -- I'll still be hanging around the Big Ten.
Talk to coaches, see the campus, see facilities, take in the city, witness FNL, etc. All of it combined is impressionable for a high school kid.
This is the classic case of if this was Michigan's band, you guys would be going ballistic. A lot of these comments are absolutely embarrassing.
Hard to say if you don't know other records, but I'd like Oklahoma's chances over Michigan State's.
It depends how the losses fall, but it will certainly be difficult for a Big Ten team to sneak in with one loss. The only teams that would be able to pull it off are Ohio State and Michigan State, IMO. Maybe Michigan, but it's so far-fetched for them to have one loss this season. If MSU loses to Oregon and then wins out, it'd have a great chance at making the playoff. The issue with OSU or MSU losing to each other is that the loser likely won't make the conference championship game. If you aren't in that, I can't imagine a playoff berth.