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Northwestern is coming off back-to-back 5-7 seasons after going to five bowls in a row. It’s time for the Wildcats to get back on track.
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The Mike Riley era offers hope at Nebraska. The Cornhuskers, however, must deal with a tough schedule that has nine bowl squads. Get Tom Dienhart’s early schedule analysis inside.
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Jerry Kill embarks on his fifth season at Minnesota. And expectations are high. A difficult schedule that includes seven bowl teams and no FCS foes awaits, however.
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Mark Dantonio has Michigan State rolling, winning at least 11 games in four of the last five seasons. Along the way, the Spartans have won two league titles and claimed Rose and Cotton Bowl crowns.
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There is much anticipation and excitement surrounding Jim Harbaugh’s first season at Michigan. Can he return the program to the postseason after it missed a bowl last season? More vital: Can he someday make the Wolverines a national power again?
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Maryland’s Big Ten debut was a success by most measures, as Randy Edsall navigated the Terrapins to a third-place finish in the Big Ten East that saw them go 7-6 overall and reach a bowl.