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Continued: Big Ten spring football:  Offseason of change welcomes two more

  • Article by: JOE CHRISTENSEN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: April 23, 2014 - 12:30 PM

Sched­ule notes: The Buckeyes open against Navy (Aug. 30) in Bal­ti­more, fol­lowed by Virginia Tech, Kent State and Cin­cin­nat­i. They play Minnesota and Il­li­nois from the Big Ten West.

Football fe­ver tem­per­a­ture: 80. Af­ter win­ning his first 24 games at O­hi­o State, Meyer hopes to re­bound strong from two sea­son-end­ing loss­es. The Buckeyes must shore up a defense that ranked 11th in the Big Ten last year against the pass.

RUT­GERS

Coach: Kyle Flood (third year).

2013: 6-7, 3-5 AAC.

Bowl game: Lost to Notre Dame 29-16 in the Pin­stripe Bowl.

Start­ers re­turn­ing: Offense 9, defense 7.

Top re­turn­ees: RB Paul James (881 rush­ing yards), LB Steve Longa (123 tack­les).

Spring news: Phil­ip Nelson must sit out this sea­son af­ter trans­fer­ring from Minnesota. Mean­while, Rut­gers has a three-way quarterback bat­tle a­mong Gary Nova, Mike Bimonte and Chris Laviano.

Sched­ule notes: The Scar­let Knights open at Washington State (Aug. 28) and play their first Big Ten game Sept. 13 against Penn State. They also play Wis­con­sin and Ne­bras­ka from the Big Ten West.

Football fe­ver tem­per­a­ture: 60. Rut­gers went 9-4 in its first year un­der Flood, be­fore slip­ping to 6-7 last sea­son.

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