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Dienhart: Big Ten's top off-season football staff additions

With progress comes change. At least that’s how the old adage goes. And there have been many changes on coaching staffs in the Big Ten since the end of last season. BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart takes a look at the biggest and potentially most impactful additions to coaching staffs inside.

The Replacements: Top 5 Iowa Hawkeyes to replace

These five Iowa football names won't be with the team come next fall. Tom Dienhart outlines the impact and who will replace them as we all look ahead to spring football.

The Replacements: Top 5 Indiana football players to replace

There has been lots of change at Indiana since the Hoosiers won the Old Oaken Bucket for a fourth time in a row, as Kevin Wilson is out as coach and now is the OC at Ohio State. In his place, Indiana promoted defensive coordinator Tom Allen, who has never has been a head coach.

Dienhart: Pacific Pro Football, and its possible impact on Big Ten

Say “hello” to the Pacific Pro Football. What is that, you say? It’s a new professional league that will launch in 2018. Its intent: To develop players, not compete with the NFL. The great Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! detailed the fledgling league.

Dienhart: No shock to see Jabrill Peppers enter 2017 NFL Draft

In a shock to no one, Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers has declared for the 2017 NFL Draft. Peppers was one of the most dynamic players in college football in recent memory, conjuring comparisons to fellow Wolverine and 1997 Heisman winner Charles Woodson.

Ohio State hires ex-Indiana coach Kevin Wilson as offensive coordinator

In a big move, Urban Meyer is tabbing former Indiana coach Kevin Wilson to jazz up a Buckeye attack that too often goes stale in big games. Wilson is regarded as a bright offensive mind who elevated the Hoosier program the last six seasons, guiding IU to consecutive bowl bids the last two seasons.

Four Big Ten teams ranked in top 10 of final AP poll

Bowl season didn't go as planned for the Big Ten, which went 3-7, including a 1-3 clip in New Year's Six games. But the voters knew how good the Big Ten was all season, and that fact was evident in the final AP poll that includes a quartet of Big Ten teams in the top 10.

Brian Ferentz named new Iowa offensive coordinator

Brian Ferentz, a former Hawkeye football team captain and three-year letterman who has been a member of the University of Iowa coaching staff the past five seasons, has been named Iowa football’s offensive coordinator, Kirk Ferentz announced Monday.