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Dienhart: Welcome to the 'Year of the Linebacker' in the Big Ten

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Raekwon McMillan and teammates talk with BTN

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If you like linebackers, you’ll love the Big Ten. It’s loaded with them.

There’s Iowa’s Josey Jewell, Penn State’s Brandon Bell, Wisconsin’s Vince Biegel, Michigan State’s Riley Bullough, Purdue’s Ja’Whaun Bentley and Nebraska’s Josh Banderas. I could go on, and I think I will. There also is Minnesota’s Jack Lynn, Maryland’s Jermaine Carter, Indiana’s Marcus Oliver and Northwestern’s Anthony Walker.

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Big Ten Media Days: A look back at the Best of Monday

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BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart roamed the floor of the first day of the 2016 Big Ten Football Media Days in search of the best of the best, and here’s what he found. Day 2 starts at 9 a.m. ET on BTN and BTN2Go with live press conferences by Lovie Smith (Illinois), Kevin Wilson (Indiana), Mark Dantonio (Michigan State), Paul Chryst (Wisconsin), DJ Durkin (Maryland), Kirk Ferentz (Iowa) and Urban Meyer (Ohio State).

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