- Adam Rittenberg, ESPN Staff Writer
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Joe Juliano looks at Year 2 under Bill O'Brien at Penn State. Tight end Kyle Carter has become Penn State's security blanket. Ten keys for the Lions in 2013. Linebacker Nyeem Wartman is a rising star for Penn State.
Nebraska's young defense will be worth watching this fall, Sam McKewon writes. Nebraska assistant John Garrison embraces the expectations of leading the offensive line. Seven reasons for a big season in Lincoln this fall. Paul Myerberg previews the Huskers in 2013.
Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald creates a family atmosphere with his coaching staff. RB Venric Mark learned to open up at Northwestern. The Wildcats name their season captains.
Michigan thinks it has the recipe for a Big Ten title in Year 3 of the Brady Hoke era. Junior LB Jake Ryan joins three seniors as Michigan team captains. Nick Baumbardner picks Michigan to go 10-2.
Juco transfer Damien Wilson has emerged in Minnesota's middle linebacker competition. Minnesota wants to take the next step, but it won't be easy, Tom Powers writes. Gophers CB Derrick Wells (shoulder) is questionable for Thursday's opener against UNLV.
Gary Andersen set the tone at Wisconsin by building trust with his players. The Badgers should regain the services of two starting offensive linemen today. Andersen looks for the right speed-size combination on defense.
After a disappointing 2012 season, Michigan State embraced change in recent months. Five reasons the Spartans will head to Pasadena, and five reasons they won't. Offensive lineman Blake Treadwell has become a big voice in the Spartans locker room.
Indiana's secondary might finally break through this fall.
14hDan Murphy and Mitch Sherman
19hSharon Katz, ESPN Stats & Information
2dMitch Sherman and Dan Murphy