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Big Ten links: More on Harbaugh, takes on Pelini & Bosa scores honor

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The buzz around Michigan’s reported blockbuster offer to Jim Harbaugh still has many talking. And with good reason. If the Wolverines somehow could land Harbaugh, it would be huge. Ex-players at the University of San Diego have high praise for him, with one saying it’s this simple: Harbaugh takes losers and makes them winners.

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Dienhart: Landing Jim Harbaugh is exactly what Michigan needs

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BTN senior writer Tom Deinhart writes that hiring NFL coach and former player Jim Harbaugh would give Michigan exactly what it needs: A steely-willed coach who oozes passion, confidence and knowledge. And fiery NFL coach could get what he wants: The challenge of constant competition and complete control.

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Big Ten links: Stunning report of Michigan offer, Pelini's outburst & more

The NFL Network reported that Jim Harbaugh has made a stunning offer to coach the Michigan football team. It appears Bo Pelini didn’t leave Nebraska quietly, and that’s a shame. And Mark Dantonio knows that assistant coach Pat Narduzzi will be a head coach someday and that’s a good thing. ERead all that and more in today’s Big Ten links.

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Paul Chryst hired as Wisconsin's head football coach

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Watch Barry Alvarez's opening statement

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What had been speculated for days became official on Wednesday with the Wisconsin Badgers hiring Paul Chryst as their head football coach.

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Purdue season review: Another long season in West Lafayette

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Akeem Hunt takes it 82 yards to the house!

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Year Two of the Darrell Hazell era brought progress for a program that had nowhere to go but up after 1-11 overall and 0-8 Big Ten marks in 2013. BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart provides his season review of the 2014 Purdue football team inside!

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Big Ten links: Spin through Thursday's Big Ten hoops & football headlines

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In Thursday’s Big Ten links we look that stories on the Cotton Bowl being a good fit for Michigan State, the NCAA president looking back at the Penn State scandal, and at least one Big ten hoops coach who likes to see the men’s tournament headed to New York City. Get caught up in this post.

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