- Brian Bennett, ESPN Staff Writer
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Three more weeks.
Gregg Doyel says you shouldn't be mad at the current Penn State players. Bill Belton looks ready to take over Silas Redd's role as the starting running back. Several true freshmen could step up this season for the Nittany Lions.
Nebraska offensive coordinator Tim Beck should have a much lower stress level this season. Big Ten Network's Tom Dienhart has some observations from Huskers practice. Bo Pelini picked up a cornerback from SEC country.
Michigan State sees the elusive Rose Bowl bid within its grasp this season. Third-string Spartans quarterback Tyler O'Connor is drawing some early Kirk Cousins comparisons. We're one step closer to seeing a Bullough clone army in East Lansing.
Already loaded for bear in 2013, Michigan got its first 2014 commitment -- a linebacker from Ohio. Kenny Demens led the Wolverines in tackles a year ago, but says he wasn't very consistent. True freshman Ondre Pipkins -- or "Pee Wee Optimus Prime," as he wants to be called -- has impressed early with his nimble 340-pound frame.
Illinois star linebacker Jonathan Brown is becoming more of a leader.
SI.com named its preseason All-America teams, and six Big Ten players made first or second team.
Three more weeks. Senior offensive lineman Robert Burge is hoping to finally earn a starting job for Wisconsin. The healthy returns of Devin Smith and David Gilbert give the Badgers' defense a lift.