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BALL IN BIG TEN COURT
Ready or not, Saturday is Aug. 1. For college football followers, the flip of the calendar brings a heightened sense of urgency to reach some sort of conclusion on the structure of the pandemic-shifted season.
We know the Big Ten is planning on a league-only schedule. But how many games? When will it start? Will it start? You know, those types of things.
Several reports from across the country give an idea of when Power Five conferences aim to open their football seasons. For example, the Big 12 is reportedly eyeing a Week 0 start. The Pac-12? Week 3. The ACC on Wednesday finalized a plan that starts the weekend of Sept. 12, which is considered Week 2 of the original schedule.
In that regard, the ball is in the Big Ten's court. Parker Gabriel's Driving for 6 is an all-encompassing edition, beginning with a sense of where the Big Ten currently stands.
(Hint: No need to double-check your TV subscription for Big Ten Network just yet).
Kaden Helms announced he holds a Nebraska offer, marking the fourth known offer the Huskers have extended for the 2022 class.
Helms is a 6-foot-5, 210-pound tight end from Bellevue West. If that sounds familiar, it's because it is. The Huskers have already offered his high school teammate, Micah Riley, who is also a tight end.
Helms says he regularly hears from Nebraska, and has developed a relationship with Husker inside linebackers coach Barrett Ruud.