Big Ten football questions, in 140 characters or less

Big Ten football questions, in 140 characters or less

Big Ten football is set to kick off in exactly two weeks. As the season approaches, excitement is at a high, but there are still several questions surrounding every Big Ten team. How do we go about summing up all of these questions for 14 teams? Simple — We follow the rules of Twitter.

Here is one pressing question I have for every Big Ten team, in 140 characters or less.

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Illinois: Is Oklahoma State transfer Wes Lunt the clear starter at quarterback, or will we see a QB platoon throughout the season?

Indiana: We know the offense is explosive, but is this the year the defense turns the corner and helps get this program to a bowl game?

Iowa: The schedule is favorable, but how do the Hawkeyes replace three starting linebackers who combined for more than 900 career tackles?

Maryland: This Big Ten newcomer has plenty of stars on offense, but will this be the first year that the unit can stay healthy under Randy Edsall?

Michigan: Devin Gardner is an elite talent, but he needs help. Can the retooled line put it together and make last year’s struggles a distant memory?

Michigan State: This team is loaded with talent, but can the Spartans find a way to maintain success after having so much of it in 2013?

Minnesota: David Cobb is a stud at running back, but will Mitch Leidner and the offense be able to develop a reliable passing game?

Nebraska: We’ve asked it a lot in recent years: Can the athletic and talented defense play up to the program’s Blackshirt moniker?

Northwestern: What will the offense look like in 2014, with Kain Colter (graduation), Venric Mark (transfer) and Christian Jones (knee injury) gone?

Ohio State: There are stars all over the field, but is this the year the defense puts it all together and leads the Buckeyes to a Big Ten title?

Penn State: First-year coach James Franklin has his team believing in itself, but will lack of depth set in at some point this season?

Purdue: Will the offense find a way to better utilize both Akeem Hunt and Raheem Mostert’s speed on the offensive side of the ball?

Rutgers: The talent is there, but how will Kyle Flood’s team adjust to the size and strength of opposing Big Ten teams?

Wisconsin: Who is the starting quarterback? Joel Stave has the experience, while Tanner McEvoy brings a dual-threat element to the offense.