Welcome to day two of the annual Big Ten Media Circus and Luncheon, brought to you by Barbasol! Things are starting early today, as Jerry Kill takes the stage at 9am ET (8am CT, Way Too Early AM PT).
Here's what you need to enjoy the day's festivities on BTN:
How To Watch
TV: Big Ten Network
FRIDAY - 7/31
Teams: Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Penn State, Purdue, Rutgers
8:00-8:15 AM (CT): Jerry Kill - Minnesota
8:15-8:30 AM (CT): Jim Harbaugh - Michigan
8:30-8:45 AM (CT): Kyle Flood - Rutgers
8:45-9:00 AM (CT): Pat Fitzgerald - Northwestern
9:00-9:15 AM (CT): Mike Reilly - Nebraska
9:15-9:30 AM (CT): Darrell Hazell - Purdue
9:30-9:45 AM (CT): James Franklin - Penn State
10:00 AM (CT): Jim Delany - Big Ten Commissioner
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM (CT): Kickoff Luncheon
2:00-6:00 PM (CT): All of the Friday coaches and their players will spend time with the Big Ten Network crew for BTN Live.
What To Watch For
- Jerry Kill being more outspoken than usual about the quality of his team while simultaneously downplaying their chances this year due to a tough schedule.
- Harbaugh saying absurd, obscure, or REALLY OVEREMPHASIZED things.
- Kyle Flood being ignored.
- Pat Fitzgerald downplaying all the union talk.
- Mike Reilly going full heel following the commitment of Wisconsin's next great running back. But a polite, kindly sort of heel turn. He'll still thank you for coming.
- Darrell Hazell...you know? I don't have jokes about him.
- James Franklin will talk like he's been main-lining Red Bull. I think. I honestly have this caricature of him as a manic hopped up crazy person. Is that not right?
- Jim Delany will do his Palpatine bit. Perhaps he'll wax poetic about the virtues of D-III athletes and their love of the game over money. I don't know.
Whatever happens, we'll have more on Coach Kill's appearance later in the day.