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Ross Els Q&A: 'The kids are eager to learn the new system'

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Things have to improve at Purdue. Darrell Hazell knows this, which is why his staff has been radically altered. In all, there are five new assistants—and a holdover in a new role. Perhaps no new assistant is more vital than defensive coordinator Ross Els. He was coaching high school ball in Nebraska last year—now, he has one of the biggest rehab projects in the Big Ten.

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Big Ten Football: A look at offensive line situations

Oct 3, 2015; Bloomington, IN, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer waits to lead his team onto the field before a game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium. Ohio State defeats Indiana 34-27. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

BTN talks with Urban Meyer

Spring practices are in full swing across the Big Ten, as schools begin to answer questions as they prepare for 2016. And no position across the conference may be under more scrutiny than offensive line, which from my estimations will be a top priority for nine schools to shore up.

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