College football: Big Ten at a glance

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Yahoo Sports expert Pat Forde breaks down everything you need to know about the Big Ten for this season.

EAST LANSING, MI - NOVEMBER 30: Shilique Calhoun #89 of the Michigan State Spartans looks on prior to the start of the game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Spartan Stadium on November 30, 2013 in East Lansing, Michigan. The Spartans defeated the Golden Gophers 14-3. (Photo by Mark A. Cunningham/Getty Images)
Minnesota v Michigan State
EAST LANSING, MI - NOVEMBER 30: Shilique Calhoun #89 of the Michigan State Spartans looks on prior to the start of the game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Spartan Stadium on November 30, 2013 in East Lansing, Michigan. The Spartans defeated the Golden Gophers 14-3. (Photo by Mark A. Cunningham/Getty Images)
Name: <a href="https://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Jabrill-Peppers-115915" data-ylk="slk:Jabrill Peppers" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Jabrill Peppers</a><br>Class: 2014<br>From: Paramus, New Jersey<br>College: Michigan (Signed LOI)<br>NFL: N/A
Jabrill Peppers
Name: Jabrill Peppers
Class: 2014
From: Paramus, New Jersey
College: Michigan (Signed LOI)
NFL: N/A
<b>Most Important Quarterback Battle: Joel Stave vs. Tanner McEvoy, Wisconsin.</b> Job one for the Badgers&rsquo; QB will be turning around and handing the ball to Melvin Gordon. But the winner of this competition still needs to throw productively enough to keep defenses honest. Stave is the incumbent starter but coming off a good-not-great season, and he missed part of spring practice with an injury. With Stave out, McEvoy impressed Wisconsin coaches with his mobility. Coach Gary Andersen said they will get equal reps in fall camp, with no timetable for naming a starter.
Wisconsin QBs
Most Important Quarterback Battle: Joel Stave vs. Tanner McEvoy, Wisconsin. Job one for the Badgers’ QB will be turning around and handing the ball to Melvin Gordon. But the winner of this competition still needs to throw productively enough to keep defenses honest. Stave is the incumbent starter but coming off a good-not-great season, and he missed part of spring practice with an injury. With Stave out, McEvoy impressed Wisconsin coaches with his mobility. Coach Gary Andersen said they will get equal reps in fall camp, with no timetable for naming a starter.
Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer talks to the media during the Big Ten Football Media Day in Chicago, Monday, July 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer talks to the media during the Big Ten Football Media Day in Chicago, Monday, July 28, 2014
Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer talks to the media during the Big Ten Football Media Day in Chicago, Monday, July 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2011, file photo, Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi, center, jogs off the field following the Spartans 55-3 win over Indiana in an NCAA college football game in East Lansing, Mich. Narduzzi won the annual Broyles Award on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, given to the top college assistant coach. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)
In this Nov. 19, 2011, file photo, Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi, center, jogs off the field following the Spartans 55-3 win over Indiana in an NCAA college football game in East Lansing, Mich. Narduzzi won the annual Broyles Award on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, given to the top college assistant coach
FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2011, file photo, Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi, center, jogs off the field following the Spartans 55-3 win over Indiana in an NCAA college football game in East Lansing, Mich. Narduzzi won the annual Broyles Award on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, given to the top college assistant coach. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)
The University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill speaks to the media during a news conference on campus regarding his raise, and spring football, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minn. Kill says he&#39;s &quot;getting paid way too much&quot; to be Minnesota&#39;s coach but appreciative of the raise and contract extension he received. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Elizabeth Flores)
The University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill speaks to the media during a news conference on campus regarding his raise, and spring football, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minn. Kill says he's "getting paid way too much" to be Minnesota's coach but appreciative of the raise and contract extension he received
The University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill speaks to the media during a news conference on campus regarding his raise, and spring football, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minn. Kill says he's "getting paid way too much" to be Minnesota's coach but appreciative of the raise and contract extension he received. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Elizabeth Flores)
Michigan head coach Brady Hoke watch his players run through drills during the football team&#39;s annual NCAA college spring football game at Michigan Stadium, Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)
Michigan head coach Brady Hoke watch his players run through drills during the football team's annual NCAA college spring football game at Michigan Stadium, Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Ann Arbor, Mich
Michigan head coach Brady Hoke watch his players run through drills during the football team's annual NCAA college spring football game at Michigan Stadium, Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)
Ohio State&#39;s Braxton Miller (5) dives in for a six-yard touchdown run during the second half of a Big Ten Conference championship NCAA college football game against Michigan State, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
No. 10 Michigan St. shocks No. 2 Ohio St. 34-24
Ohio State's Braxton Miller (5) dives in for a six-yard touchdown run during the second half of a Big Ten Conference championship NCAA college football game against Michigan State, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook holds the trophy after Michigan State defeated Stanford 24-20 in the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)
Michigan St beats Stanford 24-20 in Rose Bowl
Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook holds the trophy after Michigan State defeated Stanford 24-20 in the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)
Michigan State football player Kyler Elsworth holds the 100th Rose Bowl championship trophy as he stands with players Connor Cook, from left, Bennie Fowler, Micajah Reynolds and Jack Allen during halftime at an NCAA college basketball game between Michigan State and Ohio State, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
No. 5 Michigan State beats No. 3 Ohio State 72-68
Michigan State football player Kyler Elsworth holds the 100th Rose Bowl championship trophy as he stands with players Connor Cook, from left, Bennie Fowler, Micajah Reynolds and Jack Allen during halftime at an NCAA college basketball game between Michigan State and Ohio State, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 01: Wisconsin Badgers fans watch the action in the second half against the South Carolina Gamecocks during the Capital One Bowl on January 1, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Capital One Bowl - Wisconsin v South Carolina
ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 01: Wisconsin Badgers fans watch the action in the second half against the South Carolina Gamecocks during the Capital One Bowl on January 1, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook holds the trophy after Michigan State defeated Stanford 24-20 in the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)
Michigan St beats Stanford 24-20 in Rose Bowl
Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook holds the trophy after Michigan State defeated Stanford 24-20 in the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)
Michigan State football player Kyler Elsworth holds the 100th Rose Bowl championship trophy as he stands with players Connor Cook, from left, Bennie Fowler, Micajah Reynolds and Jack Allen during halftime at an NCAA college basketball game between Michigan State and Ohio State, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
No. 5 Michigan State beats No. 3 Ohio State 72-68
Michigan State football player Kyler Elsworth holds the 100th Rose Bowl championship trophy as he stands with players Connor Cook, from left, Bennie Fowler, Micajah Reynolds and Jack Allen during halftime at an NCAA college basketball game between Michigan State and Ohio State, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 01: Wisconsin Badgers fans watch the action in the second half against the South Carolina Gamecocks during the Capital One Bowl on January 1, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Capital One Bowl - Wisconsin v South Carolina
ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 01: Wisconsin Badgers fans watch the action in the second half against the South Carolina Gamecocks during the Capital One Bowl on January 1, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook holds the trophy after Michigan State defeated Stanford 24-20 in the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)
Michigan St beats Stanford 24-20 in Rose Bowl
Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook holds the trophy after Michigan State defeated Stanford 24-20 in the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)
Michigan State football player Kyler Elsworth holds the 100th Rose Bowl championship trophy as he stands with players Connor Cook, from left, Bennie Fowler, Micajah Reynolds and Jack Allen during halftime at an NCAA college basketball game between Michigan State and Ohio State, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
No. 5 Michigan State beats No. 3 Ohio State 72-68
Michigan State football player Kyler Elsworth holds the 100th Rose Bowl championship trophy as he stands with players Connor Cook, from left, Bennie Fowler, Micajah Reynolds and Jack Allen during halftime at an NCAA college basketball game between Michigan State and Ohio State, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 01: Wisconsin Badgers fans watch the action in the second half against the South Carolina Gamecocks during the Capital One Bowl on January 1, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Capital One Bowl - Wisconsin v South Carolina
ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 01: Wisconsin Badgers fans watch the action in the second half against the South Carolina Gamecocks during the Capital One Bowl on January 1, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

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