Everything is new again in the Big Ten in 2014—from the division names (East and West now) to the makeup of the divisions and even the membership of the conference itself. So, 2014 could bring a lot of surprises to those who live and breathe Big Ten football.
With the inclusion of Rutgers and Maryland, the B1G will get its first introduction to East Coast football, if you will. Add in the spice of a new recruiting class, plus a lot of talent headed off to the NFL, and there are plenty of opportunities for new names to take giant steps forward.
Sleepers played a big role in the Big Ten last season, with names like Jeremy Langford (Michigan State) and Steve Hull (Illinois) playing big roles despite very little attention paid to them in the offseason.
Just who those players will be in 2014 could be a mystery to some, but spring football has given us a few indications as to some who might shock everyone.
Let's find out who the biggest sleepers in the Big Ten will be this season (in no particular order).