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Dienhart: Next two hires at Michigan will define an era for Wolverines

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The healing officially has begun and the building can begin for Michigan with the resignation of athletic director Dave Brandon.

No sense in spending much time trying to analyze what went wrong in the Brandon era. It’s over, finished, gone. It was an abject failure. He seemed perfect for the job back in 2010, a “Michigan Man” who was a slick package of business acumen and political savvy. Brandon became history at a press conference this afternoon in a move that was widely speculated.

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Mark Rudner Q&A: Big Ten set to embark on new bowl era

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Big Ten soon will embark on a new bowl era following some big changes to its postseason structure. BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart talked to Big Ten Senior Associate Commissioner Mark Rudner about the conference’s new bowls and how the process for placing teams has changed.

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Big Ten links: Catch up on Thursday's headlines with these Big Ten stories

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Badgers QB Stave talks to BTN Live

We took a spin around the Big Ten for these Thursday headlines of note. What will it take to get Tevin Coleman into the Heisman conversation? Also, there was a flood at Illinois’ Assembly Hall, Maryland’s Randy Edsall talks recruiting, and PennLive.com explains some of the Penn State-Ohio State replay issues.

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4th and Long: Dienhart's Week 9 bold Big Ten predictions & observations

West Virginia at Maryland

Terps QB Brown on the season so far

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What if the Big Ten championship game features two 11-1 teams playing each other? What makes Maryland-Wisconsin so intriguing? Who’s the leader for Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year? Read Tom Dienhart’s weekly Fourth & Long to get his Friday thoughts before Saturday’s games.

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Big Ten links: College Football HOF nominees, NFL projections & more

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Jansen on Michigan vs. Michigan State

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In today’s Big Ten roundup of headlines and links, BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart found an interesting story about the NFL QBs from the Big Ten who struggled against Ohio State when they played in college. Also, the Big Ten has a number of names on the list of College Football Hall of Fame nominees. We’ve got a lot more inside this post.

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