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Debate it: 2012 Big Ten tackle leader

On Friday, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart and BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina hit email to debate the 2012 Big Ten sack leader, the 10th in our series of Big Ten statistical predictions. Up next: Tackles. Who will lead the Big Ten in 2012? See Tom and Brent’s email thread in this post and vote for your leader, too. TACKLES 2011 leader: Mike Taylor, 150 Returning leaders: Mike Taylor, 150; Chris Borland, 143; James Morris, 110; Christian Kirksey, 110; Jonathan Brown, 108. Brent: More than any other category we’ve addressed in this series, tackles features the most returning talent. Seven of

Debate it: 2012 Big Ten sack leader

Yesterday, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart and BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina hit email to debate the 2012 Big Ten interception leader, the ninth in our series of Big Ten statistical predictions. Up next: Sacks. Who will lead the Big Ten in 2012? See Tom and Brent’s email thread in this post and vote for your leader, too. SACKS 2011 leader: Whitney Mercilus, 16 Returning leaders: Denicos Allen 10; Michael Buchanan 7.5; John Simon 7; Kawann Short, 6.5; Jonathan Brown, 6. Brent: A season ago, Illinois’ Whitney Mercilus came out of nowhere to lead the nation in sacks (16). While former teammate Michael Buchanan

Dienhart: Q&A with Northwestern's Mike Hankwitz

Northwestern is riding an unprecnedented wave of success that has seen the Wildcats go to a school-record four bowls (Alamo, Outback, TicketCity, Meineke Car Care) in a row. But to take the next step and become a contender in the rugged Legends Division, the Wildcats need to improve on defense under sage coordinator Mike Hankwitz. The Northwestern defense struggled last season after entering 2011 with lots of optimism. The Wildcats failed to get penetration up front, which put too much pressure on the back seven. Northwestern ranked last in the conference in sacks per game (1.3) and 11th in tackles

Debate it: 2012 Big Ten interception leader

Yesterday, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart and BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina hit email to debate the 2012 Big Ten reception leader, the eighth in our series of Big Ten statistical predictions. Next up: Interceptions. Who will lead the Big Ten in 2012? See Tom and Brent’s email thread in this post and vote for your leader, too. INTERCEPTIONS 2011 leader: Brian Peters, 5 Returning leaders: Shelton Johnson, 4; Isaiah Lewis, 4; Eight players tied with 3. [2011 Big Ten interception leaders] Brent: Always a challenging category to predict, interceptions, for the most part, depend on how often opposing quarterbacks

Unit Rankings: 2012 Big Ten special teams

It’s the third component of every team. It’s also the most overlooked component. It’s special teams. And it’s often the difference between winning and losing. So, pay attention to these rankings, from 1 to 12, of the Big Ten special teams. Oh, and don’t forget about all of my 2012 unit rankings. Don’t agree with the rankings? Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comment box at the bottom of the post or tweet me: @BTNTomDienhart. 1. Ohio State – The Buckeyes are set at kicker with Drew Basil, who was one of the Big Ten’s best in 2011 after hitting

Debate it: 2012 Big Ten reception leader

Yesterday, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart and BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina hit email to debate the 2012 Big Ten receiving TDs leader, the seventh in our series of Big Ten statistical predictions. Up next: Receptions. Who will lead the Big Ten in 2012? See Tom and Brent’s email thread in this post and vote for your leader, too. RECEPTIONS 2011 leader: A.J. Jenkins, 90 Returning leaders: Jared Abbrederis, 55; Keenan Davis, 50; Antavian Edison, 44; Kain Colter, 43; Justin Brown, 35; Kofi Hughes, 35; Le’Veon Bell, 35. [2011 Big Ten receptions leaders] Brent: How many times can we say

Dienhart: Q&A with Purdue's Gary Nord

Purdue offensive coordinator Gary Nord has acquired an array of offensive knowledge over the years, working for many seasons under legendary Howard Schnellenberger. Nord, 54, pushed the buttons on Schnellenberger’s offenses at Louisville and Oklahoma. And Nord was coordinator at UTEP, where he also was head coach from 2000-03. The last three seasons, Nord has been running the Boilermaker offense under Danny Hope, who took Purdue to its first bowl since 2007 last season with a Little Caesar’s Pizza Bowl win over Western Michigan to cap a 7-6 campaign. Now, some feel the Boilermakers may be a dark horse in

Debate it: 2012 Big Ten receiving TD leader

Yesterday, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart and BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina hit email to debate the 2012 Big Ten receiving yards leader, the sixth in our series of Big Ten statistical predictions. Next up: Receiving touchdowns. Who will lead the Big Ten in 2012? See Tom and Brent’s email thread in this post and vote for your leader. RECEIVING TDs 2011 leader: Marvin McNutt & B.J. Cunningham, 12 Returning leaders: Jared Abbrederis, 8; Jacob Pedersen 8; Jake Stoneburner, 7; Montee Ball, 6. [2011 Big Ten receiving TD leaders] Brent: One look at the Big Ten’s returning receiving TD leaders,

Unit Rankings: 2012 Big Ten secondaries

Big Ten defensive backfields are loaded with talent, including cornerbacks like Michigan State’s Johnny Adams, Iowa’s Micah Hyde and Purdue’s Ricardo Allen, along with safeties like Ohio State’s C.J. Barnett, Michigan State’s Isaiah Lewis and Michigan’s Jordan Kovacs. And some of the units figure to rank among the best in the nation, including those at Ohio State, Michigan State and Nebraska. Here’s how I rank the 2012 Big Ten secondaries. And don’t forget about all of my 2012 unit rankings. 1. Ohio State – All four starters are back for what should be one of the best secondaries in the

Debate it: 2012 Big Ten receiving yards leader

On Friday, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart and BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina hit email to debate the 2012 Big Ten rushing TDs leader, the fifth in our series of Big Ten statistical predictions. Next up: Receiving yards. Who will lead the Big Ten in 2012? See Tom and Brent’s email thread in this post. RECEIVING YARDS 2011 leader: Marvin McNutt, 1,315 yards Returning leaders: Jared Abbrederis, 933; Keenan Davis, 713; Antavian Edison, 584; Kofi Hughes, 536; Justin Brown, 517. [2011 Big Ten receiving yards leaders] Brent: As we all know, no position in the Big Ten experienced a bigger