Mobile Tour: Looking Forward & Thank You!

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This is an exciting time for the Big Ten and this season marks a whole new chapter for this prestigious conference. While other conferences seem to be imploding every week (I'm looking at you Syracuse and Pitt), the Big Ten seems to be content with the current 12 team structure. I think every school is happy to be part of the conference (I'm looking at you Texas A&M) and 12 seems to be the right amount of teams, not too many not too few...perfect. Now I am not an expert and I am using a blog that is sponsored by the conference and I have absolutely no inside information (if this entry gets pulled in 10 minutes, something is up!). 

This football season marks an exciting change in the history of the Big Ten. We will have our first ever Big Ten Championship Game. Something that has seemed to be missing in the past. The "Road To Indy" is going to be extremely exciting and refreshing for the Leaders and the Legends. Personally, I can't wait to see it play out. Every game's importance is now magnified. 

For Purdue, I still don't know what to expect out of this season (how do you like that expert analysis?). We have looked awful (see: Rice game) and we have looked very good (see: SEMO game). Now, we have a bye week before we put on our big boy pants and go eat at the adults table. 

Notre Dame, you're next. Purdue has a bye week while the Irish play at Pitt (Advantage: Purdue). This game is pivotal for both teams. Purdue could rectify a bad loss (Rice) with a win at home under the lights versus ND. Notre Dame may be facing a must-win versus what they feel is an overmatched opponent. 

This is a sneaky good college football rivalry. The geographic locations of the schools lead to overlapping fan bases that always seem to be at each others' necks. Purdue and Notre Dame have played in some classic games and this could fit that billing. If it is anything like the last game that these two played in Ross-Ade, set the DVR

So I promised a prediction and I don't want to break that (Do I have to?).

My absurd-uninformed-unprepared-ill-advised-premature-foolish-prediction: ...wait for it...

Purdue 31 - ND 30

Hey, cut me some slack. I'm a Boilermaker and this is a B1G blog, what'd you expect? Purdue will have two weeks to prepare while ND will most likely be coming off a tough game at Pitt. The atmosphere at Ross-Ade should be a good one and Purdue seems to like the big stage. 

My Purdue season prediction. I say Purdue finishes 6-6 with wins over Middle Tennessee, SEMO, ND, Minnesota, Illinois and Indiana. 

I just provided bulletin board material for the bloggers who will be following me. Take that and run with it. 

More than anything, this is going to be a great B1G Ten Season and I am glad was able to be a part of it. 

THANK YOU!

Again, this was an outstanding opportunity and I am truly honored that I could be a part of it. I owe so many people so much. I am proud to be a Boilermaker and Purdue has given me so many opportunities that I just simply wouldn't be able to have elsewhere. It was an extremely busy week but I had an absolute blast. 

Thank you to everybody who followed along, everybody who supported me and everybody who made this tour possible. I am sure the other bloggers will come behind me and build off of what hopefully myself and Caitlin have laid the foundation for. I am looking forward to seeing what they do with their opportunity (I sure would appreciate your vote though!). 

Hail, Hail to Old Purdue! 
All hail to our old gold and black! 
Hail, Hail to Old Purdue! 
Our friendship may she never lack, 
Ever grateful, ever true, 
Thus we raise our song anew, 
Of the days we've spent with you 
All hail our own Purdue. 

Ever Grateful, Ever True. Boiler Up, Hammer Down and Hail Purdue!

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