Poll: Player with most to prove?

June, 3, 2013
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Last week, we took a look at some players who have a lot to prove this fall in the Big Ten, both in the Leaders and the Legends divisions. Now, we're wondering which player you think has the most to prove in 2013.

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Which of these players has the most to prove in 2013?

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    12%
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    42%
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    25%
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    7%
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    14%

Discuss (Total votes: 5,675)

The candidates:
  • Taylor Martinez, QB, Nebraska: Martinez likely will end his career owning every major Nebraska quarterback record, but he needs to show he can win big games on the road, avoid turnovers and deliver a long-awaited championship to Lincoln if he wants to be remembered as a true Huskers legend.
  • Andrew Maxwell, QB, Michigan State: Not even guaranteed to start in 2013, Maxwell has to hold off Connor Cook for the job this fall and turn around a very shaky Spartans passing game. The team is set up to win with its defense and schedule, but Michigan State needs much better quarterback play than it received in 2012.
  • Fitz Toussaint, RB, Michigan: A disappointing 2012 season saw Toussaint follow up a 1,000-yard year with just 514 rushing yards before he broke his leg in November. Top recruit Derrick Green didn't plan on sitting on the bench when he signed with the Wolverines. And with Denard Robinson gone, the tailbacks need to lead the way in the rushing game.
  • Curtis Grant, LB, Ohio State: One of the top recruits in the Class of 2011, Grant has only 10 carer tackles heading into his junior season and couldn't hold down a starting job last year. The Buckeyes are counting on him this year as their starting middle linebacker, and they'll need him to perform in a very inexperienced front seven on defense.
  • Nathan Scheelhaase, QB, Illinois: Scheelhaase is a three-year starter who has played in 36 games, but he threw for just 1,361 yards and four touchdowns last year, vs. eight interceptions. Now in another new offense, Scheelhaase will be counted on to lead the Illini back from last year's 2-10 disaster as Reilly O'Toole and freshman Aaron Bailey nip at his heels.

Which of these players has the most to prove? Vote now in our poll.

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