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Dienhart: Big Ten East defensive backs unit rankings

Oct 10, 2015; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines cornerback Jourdan Lewis (26) celebrates with teammates after he scores a touchdown on an interception in the second quarter against the Northwestern Wildcats at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Jourdan Lewis adds to the Michigan pick party

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There is a lot to like about Michigan in 2016, as Jim Harbaugh begins his second season in Ann Arbor in pursuit of the program’s first Big Ten title since 2004. Among the many areas of strength is the secondary, led by Jourdan Lewis—one of the best corners in America.

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Dienhart: Ranking the Big Ten's top 10 running backs

Oct 31, 2015; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions running back Saquon Barkley (26) leaps over Illinois Fighting Illini defensive back V'Angelo Bentley (2) during the fourth quarter at Beaver Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Let's just call this The Saquon Barkley Play

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Yes, Ohio State’s all-world talent Ezekiel Elliott is gone, in addition to Illinois’ Josh Ferguson, Iowa’s Jordan Canzeri and Maryland’s Brandon Ross. But the Big Ten is loaded with plenty of options/depth at running back entering the 2016 season. The impressive group is led by Penn State wunderkind Saquon Barkley.

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Dienhart: Big Ten West linebacker unit rankings

Dec 30, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; Wisconsin Badgers head coach Paul Chryst (right) shakes ahnds with linebacker Vince Biegel (47) during the fourth quarter against the USC Trojans in the 2015 Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

New DC Justin Wilcox talks Badgers' defense

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Talented, quick, deep … those are just three words that aptly describe the linebacking corps at Wisconsin, which tops my ranking of Big Ten West linebackers. But the LBs will have to adjust to a new coordinator. What impact will that have?

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Dienhart: Big Ten East linebacker unit rankings

Nov 14, 2015; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans linebacker Riley Bullough (30) runs off the field during the 2nd half of a game against the Maryland Terrapins  at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Riley Bullough played a role in this memorable INT

Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Linebackers need to be a special breed of crazy and talent, willing to take on big offensive linemen and fullbacks with power while also having the speed to chase down running backs. And no school in the East has a better collection of LBs than Michigan State.

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