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Should NCAA allow schools to have more coaches on staff? (1:18)

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Lovie Smith, back in Chicago as the new Illinois coach, leads off Day 2 of Big Ten media days. Smith says the Illini "are not there yet" in terms of competing for championships, but he intends to get them to that point.

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9dBrian Bennett

Big Ten enters media days on high note

The Big Ten has a huge new TV rights deal, a football landscape with a rising profile, and relatively few worries heading into the football season.

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16dJohn Wilmhoff

Big Ten places nine on Doak Walker watch list

Wisconsin's Corey Clement is one of nine Big Ten rushers named to the Doak Walker Award preseason watch list. Penn State's Saquon Barkley and Indiana's Devine Redding also highlight the list.

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17dJohn Wilmhoff

Big Ten places five on Davey O'Brien watch list

Another Urban Meyer-groomed quarterback could win the Davey O'Brien Award in 2016. Ohio State's J.T. Barrett is one of five from the Big Ten to make the award's preseason watch list.

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30dStaff

The Big Ten's most crucial position battles

Who will play quarterback at Michigan? And can any one player fill the massive hole left by Ezekiel Elliott at Ohio State? The Big Ten has some interesting position battles to watch.

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38dStaff

The Big Ten's 14 biggest X factors for 2016

Every team has one -- a wild-card guy who could be great or inconsequential, or anything in between. Here are the 14 biggest X factors in the Big Ten for 2016.

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41dDan Murphy

Top newcomer: Illinois Fighting Illini

LB Hardy Nickerson Jr., who led Cal with 112 tackles last season, should make a smooth transition to Illinois, where his dad is the coordinator.

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45dStaff

The Big Ten's 14 most important players in 2016

There's a clear-cut No. 1 quarterback in Columbus, and Ohio State fans know the success of their offense rests with J.T. Barrett. Who are the Big Ten's other indispensable players?

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Big Ten coaches dish anonymously on league

How do Big Ten coaches think 2016 will play out? With anonymity assured, they dish on why Michigan is the team to beat, how J.T. Barrett could struggle again and more about the league.

Team Stats

Passing Yards243.446th
Rushing Yards129.3113th
Points For24.798th
Points Against23.3Tied-41st

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