The Big Ten faced a lot of disappointment in 2012, but the new year looks to be heading in the right direction. The conference had a number of teams land a lot of talent on the recruiting trail, and there are six teams that will rely on freshmen to help them win this coming fall.
Ohio State had the best class of any in the Big Ten landing a number of top stars from the 2013 class, but Illinois and Indiana also had surprisingly impressive classes.
Heading into the new year key positions will be filled around the conference by incoming freshmen and JUCO talent.
This is a look at the six teams that will rely on freshmen to create an impact this fall.