This is one of the most-anticipated Big Ten college football seasons in recent memory. Jim Harbaugh has literally taken the nation by storm, not only posting a solid 10-3 record during his first season at Michigan in 2015, but with his outside-the-box creative ways of promoting his program and college football in general. Ohio State with Urban Meyer, and Michigan State with Mark Dantonio, however, are not ready to give up their considerable stature. Also, Iowa was just a drive away vs. MSU in the Big Ten Championship game from being defending Big Ten champ. Advertisement How will the Big Ten shakeout during the 2016 season? These are five key factors: 1. Michigan’s schedule – The Wolverines play six of its first seven games at home. The lone road trip is to lowly Rutgers. The combined record of the Wolverines’ non-conference opponents last season (Hawaii, Central Florida and Colorado) was just 7-35. The Wolverines are being set up for a 7-0 start before three of the last five games are at MSU, Iowa and Ohio State. It could be ideal because it will give Harbaugh time to develop his team, and his new quarterback (likely Houston transfer John O’Korn), before…
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