The Big Ten is full of positives heading into the offseason. The conference will see Ohio State make a second run at an undefeated season, and Michigan is back on the rise. Nebraska has a senior quarterback and rising star in the backfield.
Despite the obvious strengths, some major weaknesses have to be confronted by each team before the new year.
This conference took a dive in 2012 and to get back on top it has to focus on eliminating the extreme negatives that swirl around these teams. Each squad will face adversity in the coming year, but some will face tougher roads than others.
If these teams can overcome these issues next season, the Big Ten will be back among college football’s elite.