The Spartans will be starting fresh in 2016 with a new starting quarterback, and true freshman Messiah deWeaver has a strong case for the job.
Penn State has a lot of talent at wide receiver, but with a new quarterback, they'll need more reliability at the position if they hope to improve.
James Franklin has been known for his recruiting prowess since taking over the Nittany Lions, but Jim Harbaugh has the advantage this week as the Wolverines steal another commitment.
The Buckeyes often struggled in 2015 with uncertainty at quarterback. Urban Meyer's crew should be an early favorite in 2016 with J.T. Barrett as the unquestioned starter.
Northwestern struggled offensively in 2015, but with a year under quarterback Clayton Thorson's belt, they should be able to improve on that side of the ball next season.
Penn State's struggled in the kicking game last season with a roster full of walk-ons at the position, but James Franklin may have just solved the problem with the addition a previous Rutgers commit.
Indiana finished the season with their best record since 2007 which earned head coach Kevin Wilson a generous extension, but he still has a great deal to prove.
The Big Ten is littered with young, talented backs, and these are the five that should stand out above the rest in 2016.
Iowa's leading rusher in 2015, Jordan Canzeri, is preparing for the NFL Draft.
Penn State's James Franklin has taken a lot of heat recently, but a new-look staff around him should help take some of the pressure off in 2016.