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Few Big Ten schools can match the production that Nebraska has had in the NFL draft the last 10 years.
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Four Big Ten teams held closed out their spring on Saturday, and five more do the same this weekend. As a result, there’s a lot of football news in Tom Dienhart’s Monday Big Ten links.
Spring is in the air, and that means it’s time for Big Ten spring football.
Pat Fitzgerald and Northwestern know how to put a bow on practice. They have a watermelon eating contest to mark the end of Camp Kenosha, and they have a dizzy bat race to signal the end of spring drills.
New Nebraska coach Mike Riley gets it. It’s all about the football at Nebraska. Always has been, and it always will be. That’s why he’s here.
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Minnesota coach Jerry Kill liked the way starting quarterback Mitch Leidner and his two backups performed during the Gophers’ spring game on Saturday.