- Brian Bennett, ESPN Staff Writer
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Thank God for game week.
Riley Reiff is getting a lot of preseason love, but the Iowa tackle says he only cares about winning games. The Hawkeyes got a second recruit in this class from a Detroit high school. Iowa could do some damage in the Big Ten after a tough offseason.
Minnesota's Ra'Shede Hageman was once one of the nation's top prep tight ends. Now he's battling for playing time on the Gophers' defense.
Nebraska could be seriously young on the offensive line this year. It should be fun to get to know new Huskers offensive coordinator Tim Beck and his creative process. Linebacker Sean Fisher tries to keep his 6-foot-6 body under control, like he does most other facets of his life.
In the big picture, Northwestern is in great shape. But what about this season for the Wildcats?
Ohio State doesn't have a lot of starters back in the secondary, but it has some young defensive backs who played under pressure last year. History suggests an 8-4 type season for the Buckeyes, but take it with a grain of salt. Ohio State's offense will look the same, just without the familiar face leading it. You shouldn't count the Buckeyes out of the Big Ten race.
Penn State fans should lower their expectations, Bob Flounders writes. New Nittany Lions middle linebacker Glenn Carson relishes the big hits. Speaking of linebackers, Michael Mauti should be the next star at Linebacker U.
The Detroit Free Press unveils its preseason All-Big Ten team.
Coaches dish on their Big Ten rivals to Athlon.
2dDan Murphy and Mitch Sherman
2dSharon Katz, ESPN Stats & Information
3dMitch Sherman and Dan Murphy