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Big Ten Signing Day: Notes on legacies, brothers, flips & more

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Mike Riley on Huskers' signing class

National signing day for football has become a major happening as Big Ten football programs join the rest of the nation’s teams to officially welcome their signed football recruits. But once the dust settled and the lists were set,’s Tom Dienhart pulled together a few more of the interesting notes from around the Big Ten.

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Big Ten Links: One look at the Big Ten the day after Signing Day

National Championship-Ohio State Celebration

Watch Urban Meyer discuss signing class

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In Thursday morning’s roundup of Big Ten stories from beat writers, we collected a number of interesting “day after Signing Day” links, including one that says Ohio State’s offensive coordinator is certain Braxton Miller will return. Also, who flipped? And which two schools had surprisingly good days? All that and more in this post.

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Get ready for Big Ten announcements on National Football Signing Day

BTN will air a live, two-hour “BTN Football & Beyond: Signing Day Special” at 3:30 p.m.ET Wednesday, to evaluate the incoming class of future Big Ten football stars. Host Mike Hall and analysts Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith will review each school’s recruiting class and discuss expectations for some of the biggest impact players.

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BTN experts discuss early signing day idea

Footballs stacked inside a yard mark before the game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Massachusetts Minutemen at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

College Football Early Signing Period Discussion

On Tuesday’s #BTNLive show Mike Hall, Gerry DiNardo and Stanley Jackson had a length discussion examining the positives and negatives of an early signing period in college football.

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#BTNLive welcomes Big Ten football commits

Big Ten Recruits

Meet B1G commits Brendan Brosnan, Steven Richardson, Clayton Thorson

Thursday night’s #BTNLive was a special one as the show welcomed nine Big Ten football signees from the Chicago area, including Michigan’s Ian Bunting and Ohio State’s Jamarco Jones. The interviews were split into three segments, and you can watch all of them in this post.

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Ten Big Ten stories worth reading Friday


2014 Signing Day - Michigan State

Michigan State continues to wait on the signature of top recruit Malik McDowell, an in-state defensive end and the top player in Michigan who picks the Spartans over Ohio State and Florida State. This story explains the ramifications of an athlete not signing a letter-of-intent. It’s really no big whoop. No one needs to sign one to get a scholarship. In fact, I always have felt LOIs are a bad deal for touted prospects. In fact, they may be better off not signing them.

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Ranking Big Ten schools on recruiting appeal

I was on a radio show in Omaha today and was asked to rank the top five Big Ten schools on their recruiting appeal. That got me thinking about how I would rank the schools 1-12 based on what they have to offer from a recruiting standpoint. Here is a fun, interesting exercise with Signing Day in our rear-view mirror.

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Big Ten links: Signing Day reviews rolling in

Urban Meyer

2014 Signing Day - Ohio State

The dust has settled on National Signing Day. Have you recovered from the frenzy? Ohio State was the big winner. No surprise. Urban Meyer has loads of momentum and mojo. In fact, he’s three for three when it comes to winning Big Ten recruiting titles. Now, he just needs to win his first on-field championship. That may be coming this fall.

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Video: Darrell Hazell talks 2014 recruiting class

Darrell Hazell

2014 Signing Day - Purdue

(AP) Darrell Hazell is trying to change the image of Purdue football. He spent all offseason searching for more size, more toughness and more leadership. On Wednesday, he finally got a chance to show off his discoveries with a 19-player recruiting class. It wasn’t by chance.

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Dienhart: National Signing Day Notebook

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2014 Signing Day - Final Thoughts

The Fax machines in football offices from Lincoln, Neb., to Piscataway, N.J., worked overtime today, delivering letters-of-intent for the players of tomorrow. Yes, the future begins today. Here’s a look around the Big Ten on this big Signing Day 2014.

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Dienhart: All of the best from 2014 Signing Day

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2014 Signing Day - Ohio State

Here’s a look at the biggest and best of Signing Day 2104. We won’t know the true results on these players for two-to-three years. Still, let’s enjoy the speculation and analysis.

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Ranking the best new Big Ten football names

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2014 Signing Day - Nebraska

One of my favorite parts of National Signing Day is checking each school’s class for the best names. Per usual, the Big Ten’s 2014 signing class is littered with fantastic names. From Illinois’ Tito Odenigbo to Wisconsin’s Rafael Gaglianone, check out my top 14 (that’s how many schools we have now) new Big Ten names. Did I miss one? Submit it in the comment box at the bottom of the post.

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Track today's Big Ten football signings here

Robert Mayer

#BTNLive Talks About Russell Wilson

Robert Mayer

National Signing Day is here. All day long, keep up with all of the Big Ten’s latest football signings in this post. Simply click on a school’s link to visit its live Signing Day coverage. And, at 4 p.m. ET, don’t forget about our 90-minute “Signing Day Special” on BTN/BTN2Go.

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Top recruiting bust for each school over last 10 years

Signing Day is tomorrow. It’s a day when every program is a winner. It’s an exciting day when every signee teems with All-American potential. It’s a glorious day with much back-slapping and giddy Internet chat room blather by full-grown men who should know better.

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