The jury is still out on the Minnesota coach. He’s more talk than results so far and he couldn’t recruit the best player in the state last year. They’ve got a couple of good quarterbacks in the wings but loyalty and rewarding a longtime starter might be their undoing and that would be a coaching mistake.
Weather advantage? If they played into December like the old Viking teams outside, yeah. But the Big 10 wraps up before Thanksgiving and you can still play golf in Minnesota at that time contrary to myths about Minnesota winters.