PLUS THREE

A variety of opinions:

•The Big Ten has three strong basketball teams. Assuming health for all, the Gophers' depth issue will land them third behind Michigan State and Purdue.

•Jimbo Fisher is an egomaniac of endless demands. Texas A&M will be regretting that ridiculous $75 million contract by the time it's $22.5 million (three years) into it.

•It's D-II and doesn't get much attention, but Todd Hoffner's ongoing success as MSU Mankato football coach is a remarkable comeback story.