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I-80 Football Show: 2023 season preview - hot seat tiers Pt. II

In part two of the hot seat tier preview, the guys finish with Nebraska and discuss conference realignment.

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Welcome to a new episode of Land-Grant Holy Land’s I-80 Football Show. On this show, we talk about all things Big Ten football and basketball from New Jersey to California. With USC and UCLA joining the conference in 2024 we’ll integrate them in the show, getting a head start on the 16-team conference.

After every week of action, we will catch you up on all the conference’s games and look ahead at the matchups, storylines, and players you should be paying attention to next week. My name is Jordan Williams, and I am joined by my co-host Dante Morgan.

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In the first of four episodes previewing all ‘16’ teams in the Big Ten, Dante and Jordan start with the hot seat tier. The hot seat tier consists of four teams whose coaches are on the hot seat entering the season, will be on the hot seat at the end, or are first-year coaches whose programs will be pretty bad. There isn’t much to look forward to for these programs besides hoping the grass is greener on the other side of the coaching carousel.

In part two, the guys finish up the hot seat tier discussing what a successful season would look like for Nebraska and how long it will take for Matt Rhule to turn the Cornhuskers around like he did Baylor and Temple. Jordan thinks the turnaround will be faster but the ceiling is lower due to the Big Ten being a tougher conference.

The guys also talk about realignment as things have changed since they last recorded. Colorado is officially heading to the Big 12, and the PAC-12 is close to collapsing. It’s rumored that Arizona could be following Colorado, and without a signed grant of rights there is always the chance that Arizona State, Utah, Oregon, or Washington get antsy and make the move as well. It’s time for the PAC-12 to put up or shut up or risk folding as a conference.

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