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Dienhart: Five things to watch in Ohio State spring game

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Urban Meyer talks about the Buckeyes' class

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Ohio State’s spring game always is a big deal. And Saturday’s festivities drip with more intrigue than usual, as the Buckeyes search for myriad answers as the program looks to get back on top of the Big Ten East.

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Spring Football Q&A: Meet new Purdue OC Terry Malone

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In his latest of a series of Q&A sessions this spring with recent Big Ten football coaching appointees, BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart talks to Purdue’s Terry Malone, who was hired as the tight ends coach in 2015 and promoted to offensive coordinator this year. Is this David Blough’s quarterback job to lose? “David is holding on to it,” Malone said. “And he is getting better every day.”

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Dienhart: What I learned from Minnesota spring game

Minnesota Spring Game

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Tracy Claeys has put the wraps on his first spring practice as Minnesota coach. He’s looking to amp up a program that took a step back last year by going 6-7, the Gophers’ first losing mark since 2012.

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Ross Els Q&A: 'The kids are eager to learn the new system'

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Things have to improve at Purdue. Darrell Hazell knows this, which is why his staff has been radically altered. In all, there are five new assistants—and a holdover in a new role. Perhaps no new assistant is more vital than defensive coordinator Ross Els. He was coaching high school ball in Nebraska last year—now, he has one of the biggest rehab projects in the Big Ten.

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Dienhart: Four observations from Michigan's spring game

Apr 1, 2016; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines quarterback Wilton Speight (3) hands off to running back Ty Isaac (32) during the spring game at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

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Year Two under Jim Harbaugh gained more momentum with the spring game on Friday. And, excitement continues to grow coming off a 10-win debut for Harbaugh. But questions loom for a Michigan program that is looking for its first Big Ten title since 2004.

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2016 spring football preview: Ohio State Buckeyes

Nov 28, 2015; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) receives congratulations from offensive lineman Pat Elflein (65) in the fourth quarter against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

J.T. Barrett runs for touchdown at Michigan

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Urban Meyer has lived a charmed life since taking over Ohio State in 2012, posting a 50-4 overall record and a 31-1 Big Ten mark. His crowning feat was winning the 2014 national championship, and last year’s team looked poised to repeat before a late-season stumble at home vs. Michigan State.

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2016 spring football preview: Nebraska Cornhuskers

Oct 17, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers running back Terrell Newby (34) rushes for a touchdown in the first half against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Terrell Newby runs for long TD at Minnesota

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Optimism bubbles in Lincoln. Yes, Mike Riley’s debut didn’t go smoothly. It seemed each week, the Cornhuskers found a new way to lose a game. But the squad finished with some mojo, going 3-1 in its last four games with a bowl win vs. UCLA in an otherwise vexing 6-7 season.

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