ESPN's Adam Rittenberg has 3 B1G schools in his Top 25 future CFB offenses
Adam Rittenberg of ESPN released a list of what he believes to be the Top 25 best future offenses in college football on Thursday. He included 3 B1G schools on the list that he thinks are set up very well to have longterm success in the next 3 years.
Rittenberg had Ohio State, Michigan, and Michigan State all on the list. The Buckeyes were ranked No. 1, with the Wolverines and Spartans at No. 8 and No. 18.
It’s hard to argue that the Buckeyes shouldn’t be 1 of the top teams on this list with C.J. Stroud leading the offense for at least a couple more years. Then when Stroud heads to the NFL, former 5-star recruit Kyle McCord will most likely take over. Ohio State will also have a solid receiving core in Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Marvin Harrison Jr., and Julian Fleming. The running game should be settled in as well with TreVeyon Henderson going into his sophomore year.
Michigan also will be riding its returning starters coming into the 2022 season as the defending B1G champs. Quarterback Cade McNamara will still be at the helm for the Wolverines, with Blake Corum handling the run game alongside Donovan Edwards. It will be interesting to see how the Michigan WR room does at full strength this season if Ronnie Bell plays like his old self coming off of an ACL injury.
Michigan State is another team on this list that is set up pretty well on quarterbacks. Payton Thorne’s season last year went under the radar with Kenneth Walker III lighting it up on the ground. It also helps that Thorne still will have Jayden Reed and Tre Mosley back. Once Thorne leaves East Lansing, the Spartans will most likely have former top recruit Katin Houser at helm. The Spartans also wasted no time finding running backs as Jarek Broussard (Colorado) and Jalen Berger (Wisconsin) have transferred to Michigan State.
The B1G is poised for another year of explosive offense in 2022.