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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.
The likely focus will be on the future of coach Darrell Hazell, who is 6-30 at Purdue and fired both coordinators after finishing 2-10 last season.
Imagine Drew Brees throwing passes to Taylor Stubblefield or handing off the football to Kory Sheets. It's a Boilermaker fan's fantasy.
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.
The Boilermakers have questions at quarterback and some inconsistency at wide receiver, but Markell Jones carries great promise out of the backfield.
Purdue has had only one winning season since 2008, but can the Boilermakers finally turn things around in 2016?
Every Big Ten team boasted at least one candidate on one of the watch lists for the Maxwell and Bednarik awards. Here's a breakdown, by team.
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.
With so much uncertainty at offensive tackle, the Boilermakers will be counting on newcomer Jalen Neal to make an immediate impact.
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.
Assessing the top five football coaches to roam Purdue's sidelines.
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?
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.
Purdue has perhaps the Big Ten's easiest schedule in 2016, and it's likely that this regime must take advantage to stay afloat.
Purdue vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels
Ross-Ade Stadium - Sat 9/3