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Friday's Hard Takes: Could a 13-0 Iowa be left out of the playoff?

What lies ahead for an undefeated Iowa squad? Let's hope the Ohio State QB drama has run its course. There is a one very likely spoiler out there - we're looking at your Nebraska. And let's pick he best QB in the conference right now. BTN's Tom Dienhart lays out ten Big Ten football thoughts in this post.

NCAA Football: Minnesota at Michigan

Dienhart: An in-season look at Big Ten's new medical spotter system

With the Big Ten Conference's Independent Medical Spotter system in it's first year, BTN Senior Writer Tom Dienhart checks in to see what the conference has learned about spotting injuries in football games. What is the exact process? Who are the spotters and what have they seen through 42 non-conference games and 20 conference home games so far? Read Dienhart's update here.

Big Ten links: Penn State's Carl Nassib is one of Big Ten's best

A look at the rise of Penn State's Carl Nassib. Another look at how Michigan punter Blake O'Neill handled adversity. What are Ohio State's Cardale Jones' options? Is Iowa's 7-0 start "lucky" or a product of design? Find these Big Ten football stories and more in Friday's Big Ten roundup.

Oct 17, 2015; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio stands on the field prior to a game against the Michigan Wolverines  at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Big Ten writer poll: Pick a coach to coach one big game

Here’s a loaded question for you to ponder: If you had one game to win, which Big Ten coach would you choose to lead your team? I asked some esteemed and sage media members for their answer. Check it out. Steve Greenberg, Chicago Sun-Times, Bleacher Report, Rolling Stone: Easy. Urban Meyer. Mark Dantonio next, followed by Jim Harbaugh. But Meyer has the big-game chops those guys still don’t quite have. You’d better believe other coaches are cowed by him, too, whether or not they care to admit it to themselves. Tom Oates, Wisconsin State Journal: Mark Dantonio. The Spartans always

Big Ten links: On punters, Pitt vs. Penn State & Purdue's project plans

Thursday morning brings stories on Brady Hoke's take on Michigan's last play last Saturday, a little bit of possible tension between Pit and Penn State, Maryland's handshake plan for this weekend, and Urban Meyer's thoughts on Rutgers WR Leonte Caroo. Plus, Purdue seeks approval on a new football complex. Read it all in this post.

Sep 26, 2015; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights quarterback Chris Laviano (5) throws the ball during the first half against Kansas Jayhawks at High Points Solutions Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Laviano on Leonte Carroo: 'He really can’t be stopped'

Two years, two 25-point comebacks for Rutgers. It’s enough to make Rutgers’ QB Chris Laviano shake his head. [ MORE: Week 8 scoreboard | Week 8 previews | Polls: Who wins Week 8 games? | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Player Rankings | Mailbag | Q&A: Chris Laviano | Barrett named Ohio State starter | Watch Mark Dantonio dance | Watch OSU student do jump pass vs. Barrett | Hear your coach’s teleconference | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls ] Gary Nova engineered last year’s epic rally at Maryland. This year, it was Laviano

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Big Ten links: Mark Dantonio names play, Jim Harbaugh rumors & more

Mark Dantonio has a name for that crazy game-ending play that propelled Michigan State to a wild last-play victory at Michigan that still has me sitting on the ceiling: “Rangers: Mission 4:10.” This also interesting: Dantonio said the MSU staff turned the situation around, and like many other staffs across the country, reviewed what they would have done in Jim Harbaugh’s shoes. “You have to recognize the situation, (and) recognize if there’s a guy back (to receive the punt) in that situation or not, (and) if they don’t have a guy back, you bring you gunners in possibly,” Dantonio said.

Dienhart: We may have to wait on Big Ten title matchup this year

Would it be a shock to see Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State all finish 7-1 and tied atop the Big Ten East? Not really. Should it happen, it could mean we won't know the Big Ten title game participants until four days before the game. See why inside.