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Mailbag: Our expert answers your questions

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Frank Clark Fumble Recovery TD

It’s a long, hot summer day, which means the college football season is fast approaching. Add it all up, and it’s a good time to dig through my mailbag. You have questions, and I have answers. See my answers to your latest questions in this post.

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Nebraska paces linebacker unit rankings

David Santos

Chi Chi Ariguzo Interception

Linebackers are the heart and soul of any good defense. Speed, strength, athletic ability, toughness … they must embody all of it. And no Big Ten team has a better collection of linebackers than Nebraska.

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Buckeyes lead defensive line unit rankings

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Noah Spence with the Sack

The Big Ten unit rankings continue with a look at the defensive lines. And, there are three standout fronts in the league, paced by Ohio State. In fact, the Buckeyes may have the best d-line in the nation.

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Terps top Big Ten pass-catcher rankings

Big Ten Wide Receivers

Bell Goes Up Top for the One-Handed Grab, Touchdown!

I continue my Big Ten unit rankings with a look at the receiving/tight end corps. There is no shortage of good targets, with Big Ten newcomer Maryland featuring a monster collection of pass-catchers.

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Iowa leads Big Ten's offensive line rankings

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Weisman Scores 2nd TD of the Day

Ask any coach, and he’ll tell you games are won in the trenches. So, that means teams ranked highly on this list should be in store for good seasons, right?

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Top 5 moments in Maryland sports history

As a way of officially welcoming Maryland to the Big Ten, I thought we’d relive some of the top moments in Terrapins’ sports history. Here is my top 5 list, headlined by the men’s basketball title over Indiana.

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A look back at last three Big Ten expansions

Tom Osborne

How Nebraska Got to the Big Ten

With Rutgers and Maryland primed officially to join the Big Ten on Tuesday to make it a 14-team conference, I thought it would be interesting to look back on the last three times the Big Ten expanded. There was Michigan State, in 1949, Penn State, in 1990, and Nebraska, in 2010.

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Penn State tops offensive backfield rankings

Christian Hackenberg

Zwinak's 50 Yard Touchdown Rush

The dog days of summer are settling in. That means two things: The Cubs’ season is officially over, and it’s time to look at the Big Ten units. I’ll begin with a look at the offensive backfields. And, as you’ll see, there is a lot of talent at running back—as well as some top-flight quarterbacks.

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Start your week off with Monday's Big Ten headlines

Recruiting hasn’t been kind to Tom Izzo the last few seasons. Michigan State fans know it. Izzo has swung and missed on some big-time recruits. So, it looks like he’s adjusting his strategy. Hey, it’s not just about winning Big Ten titles in East Lansing. It’s about competing for national crowns. Top, top talent is needed to do that.

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Best of Week 12: Rematch of 2012 Big Ten title game

Nebraska vs Wisconsin

Melvin Gordon 56-Yard TD Run

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There are two non-conference games tucked into this mid-November Saturday, which rarely happens this late in the season in the Big Ten. Northwestern’s trip to Notre Dame could be interesting. But a division title could be center stage: Nebraska at Wisconsin. Here’s a breakdown of the best of Week 12.

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