With college football's spring practice season looming, teams of the Big Ten Conference are looking forward to their prospects for the fall.
Glancing ahead at the 2014 season, several of the league's top teams have to like their chances at the conference crown thanks to their offensive stars.
One squad in that position is Ohio State, which will return two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Braxton Miller.
While the reigning champion is the clear-cut favorite to take that award once again, several players, including Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah and Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon, could give the OSU signal-caller a run for his money.
Click on for a breakdown of that duo and seven other athletes who could challenge Miller for this year's POY honor.