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Dienhart: Here's our 2016 All-Spring Football Offensive Team

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2016 Big Ten spring football season is over and the 2016 NFL Draft is here. As recent Big Ten football stars move on to their pro careers, new names line up to take their place next fall. BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart watched plenty of spring football and he names the offensive players who caught his eye.

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Kevin Wilson: 'The QB play, defensive confidence … those are key'

Nov 21, 2015; College Park, MD, USA;  Indiana Hoosiers head coach Kevin Wilson  walks onto the field during the third quarter against the Maryland Terrapins at Byrd Stadium. Indiana Hoosiers defeated Maryland Terrapins 47-28. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Indiana coaches offer thoughts on spring game

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In his fifth season in Bloomington, Indiana, Kevin Wilson enjoyed a breakthrough by leading the Hoosiers to their first bowl since 2007. Now, he wants to take the program another step foward: winning a bowl. Wilson and Co., are on track. But work needs to be done to move up the pecking order in the rugged Big Ten East.

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Dienhart: 5 things I learned in Iowa spring scrimamge

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Iowa, fresh off one of the school’s greatest seasons in which it raced to a school-record 12-0 start, capped a successful spring practice Saturday afternoon. Don’t’ look now, but Kirk Ferentz 18th edition of the Hawkeyes could have a shot to repeat as West champs.

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Dienhart: 5 things I learned in Nebraska spring game

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To put it mildly, Mike Riley’s debut didn’t go smoothly. Nebraska struggled, no doubt about it, but the squad finished 3-1 in its last four games with a bowl win vs. UCLA in an otherwise vexing 6-7 season that forever will be remembered by myriad tough losses.

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Dienhart: 5 things I learned in Penn State spring game

Apr 16, 2016; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback Trace McSorley (9) throws a pass during a warmup prior to the Blue White spring game at Beaver Stadium. The Blue team defeated the White team 37-0. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

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This is a big season for James Franklin, who begins his third campaign in State College looking for a breakthrough. He slowly has built up a depleted roster. And a staff alteration that included changing both coordinators offers intrigue. How will all of this play out for a program that dropped its last four games of 2015?

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Dienhart: 5 things I learned in Ohio State spring game

Apr 16, 2016; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Scarlet Team quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) throws a pass against Gray Team defensive lineman Tracy Sprinkle (93) during the Ohio State spring game at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

We can watch this interception over and over

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Ohio State has a lot of holes to fill as it heads into 2016. That made Saturday’s spring game in front of spring game record 101,189 fans interesting. It actually carried some heft.

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