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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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2016 spring football preview: Minnesota Gophers

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Jerry Kill is gone. The Tracy Claeys era has begun. And, change is brewing … it has been for several months. The program is on solid footing, having been to a bowl each of the last four seasons. But the staff has been altered with a new offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach and offensive line coach. Still, there is momentum coming off a bowl win that capped a disappointing 6-7 season.

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2016 spring football preview: Michigan Wolverines

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Amara Darboh makes the ridiculous catch

Jim Harbaugh’s debut could not have gone much better. He inherited a 5-7 team and turned it into a 10-3 squad that punctuated the season with a domination of Florida in the Citrus Bowl. The losses all were “quality,” as the Wolverines fell at Utah in the opener–barely, vs. Michigan State (in one of the craziest endings ever) and vs. an Ohio State club that no doubt is the better program … for now.

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2016 spring football preview: Maryland Terrapins

Oct 31, 2015; Iowa City, IA, USA; Maryland Terrapins defensive back William Likely (4) returns a kickoff against the Iowa Hawkeyes during the second half at Kinnick Stadium. Iowa won 31-15. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

William Likely returns kick 100 yards at Iowa

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Maryland turns the page on a new era with D.J. Durkin taking over in College Park. Durkin replaces Randy Edsall, who had a largely uneventful four-plus year tenure in going to just two bowls after taking over in 2011. Offensive coordinator Mike Locksley took over after Edsall was fired during last season, as Maryland finished 3-9 and lost nine in a row at one time.

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2016 spring football preview: Northwestern Wildcats

Oct 3, 2015; Evanston, IL, USA; Northwestern Wildcats linebacker Anthony Walker (18) picks up a fumble and returns it for a touchdown against the Minnesota Golden Gophers during the second half at Ryan Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Anthony Walker makes another big play

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Northwestern is coming off a special season in which it won 10 games. And it was a much-needed elixir for a program that was coming off consecutive 5-7 seasons. Now, can the Wildcats continue their evolution?

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2016 spring football preview: Indiana Hoosiers

Sep 26, 2015; Winston-Salem, NC, USA; Indiana Hoosiers head coach Kevin Wilson yells  during the third quarter against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at BB&T Field. Indiana defeated Wake Forest 31-24. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Devine Redding hurdles rival Purdue

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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 toward: 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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2016 spring football preview: Illinois Fighting Illini

Nov 7, 2015; West Lafayette, IN, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini running back Ke'Shawn Vaughn (5) runs for a touchdown after getting by Purdue Boilermakers safety Brandon Roberts (1) at Ross Ade Stadium. Illinois defeated Purdue 48-20. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Ke'Shawn Vaughn rips off long TD run at Purdue

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There is a lot to work on this spring in Champaign for an Illinois squad coming off a 5-7 record. Bill Cubit has shaken up his staff in hopes of impressing the administration with a good 2016.

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