BTN.com's Tom Dienhart is taking an offseason look at the top five football players each Big Ten team needs to replace for the 2017 season. First up: Illinois.
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.
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.
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, 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.
Le’Veon Bell or Ezekiel Elliott? Regardless of one’s choice for the NFL’s top running back (both starred in the Big Ten, by the way), Bell put on an absolute show Sunday afternoon in Pittsburgh’s easy AFC Wild Card victory over Miami. The former Michigan State standout ran for a Steeelers’ franchise single-game playoff record 167 yards, to go along with a pair of touchdowns. Bell, who totaled 1,884 yards and nine touchdwons in the regular, and Pittsburgh travel to Kansas City next week. Ex-@MSU_Football star Le'Veon Bell does what he does in the NFL playoffs, too. https://t.co/018V1NyG0N (via @NFL) —
Purdue's Jake Replogle was going to hear his name called in the 2017 NFL Draft. The former Purdue defensive lineman, however, recently took his name out of consideration, choosing instead to enter the business world.
Minnesota wanted a change in culture and it's clear they got it. P.J. Fleck talked fast and furious on his first day as the Gophers football coach, and his energy will make things very interesting to watch.
Social media reacts to Minnesota hiring P.J. Fleck as head football coach.
I've taken a look at how I think the Big Ten East may play out in 2017. Now, let's examine the Big Ten West. Can anyone dethrone Wisconsin? Could Nebraska be a sleeper team? Does Iowa have life without QB C.J. Beathard?