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Michigan and Michigan State are competing for recruits, this time in the state of Ohio, Matt Dorsey writes in the Detroit Free Press.
"The Buckeyes have just 14 seniors on their roster, so Ohio State is not expected to sign a large class in 2010. That means that more high-level prospects will be looking out of state if they want to play in the Big Ten."
Linebacker Jason Werner and tight end Kyle Adams will be healthy and ready when Purdue opens spring practice, The Journal and Courier's Mike Carmin writes in his blog.
The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette's Marc Morehouse has an interesting examination of Iowa's offensive line, including the possibility of coach Kirk Ferentz's son starting at center in 2009.
Defensive end Jack Crawford and safety D'Anton Lynn are among the players to watch at Penn State this spring, Bob Flounders writes in The Patriot-News. Defensive end Maurice Evans won't be with the Lions this spring, as the book closes on a once-promising college career, Rich Scarcella writes in the Reading Eagle.
Yes, there are college football teams that still feature the tight end position, and Wisconsin should be solid there in 2009, Jim Polzin writes in The Capital Times.
After enduring a wave of injuries last fall, Michigan running back Brandon Minor should be a major factor this season, Angelique Chengelis writes in The Detroit News.
Improved depth could get the Big Ten back on track, writes Newsday's Mike Rose.
"We all know how deep the SEC and Big 12 go in terms of quality teams. Outside of Ohio State and Penn State, the Big Ten has lacked a group of consistent winners since 2005. But the conference's depth is getting better. Michigan State, Iowa, and Northwestern are all on the rise. Wisconsin is a strong program that had a bad 2008 season. Michigan, Illinois and Purdue will come back."