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Today’s Big Ten football news features Ohio State going down the satellite camp road and a look at Michigan’s national approach to recruiting wide receivers.

The Buckeyes coaching staff is in preliminary talks to host a satellite camp at Jacksonville University, though reports of an agreement are premature, an official told ESPN’s Jesse Temple. The satellite camp idea isn’t new to Ohio State, but external pressure from Big Ten East rival Michigan might make the satellite camp route more mandatory than it is optional this spring.

The Wolverines, who are upping the ante on camp roadshows with spring practices in Florida, are scouring the country for wide receiver talent in the 2017 class. Detroit Cass Tech standout Donovan Peoples-Jones is a top priority for Michigan, but the staff is also looking in Connecticut, California and Texas for wideouts and tight ends, according to Tim Sullivan of the Detroit Free Press.

Elsewhere, Illinois hires an athletic director who has a big job ahead of him, and Michigan is expected to lose defensive backs coach Greg Jackson to the Dallas Cowboys. Michigan State’s Connor Cook is a “red flag” player in the NFL draft, and Rutgers veteran linebackers talk about the young players coming in behind them.

Those headlines and more highlight today’s Big Ten football news roundup:


Illinois finally gets stability at top, must get to work on problems [ESPN]

Column: Why Whitman’s the right choice for athletic director [Champaign News-Gazette]

Long list of problems face new Illinois athletic director [State Journal-Register]


JUCO transfers will be key for Hoosiers [Indianapolis Star]


Iowa athletic director Gary Barta signs 5-year extension [Associated Press]

Iowa football recruiting: As always, possible help coming for receiving corps [Cedar Rapids Gazette]


Terps and Hokies will meet again in football but not until 2026 [Washington Post]

Maryland offers 4-star Florida WR James Robinson [Testudo Times]

Where Maryland’s decommitments landed on national signing day [Baltimore Sun]


Michigan DBs coach Greg Jackson set to take job with Dallas Cowboys [FOX Sports]

Recruiting: Michigan scouring for WRs coast to coast [Detroit Free Press]

Versatile Chris Evans could play RB, WR or CB for Michigan: ‘Whatever they need’ [MLive]

The Wolverine Beat: Talking Jim Harbaugh vs. the SEC and new life for hoops [MLive]

Analysts: Future Michigan QB Dylan McCaffrey may be ‘most complete’ passer in 2017 class [MLive]


Yahoo!: Connor Cook a red-flag payer at NFL combine [Detroit News]

Michigan State football tweets out pictures from winter conditioning workouts [MLive]

Michigan State looking to ‘make a call,’ shorten tailback rotation [MLive]

Former Michigan State safety Kurtis Drummond arrived in NFL with a sudden impact [MLive]

2015 game of the year, one to watch in 2016: Michigan State Spartans [ESPN]


2015 game of the year, one to watch in 2016: Minnesota Golden Gophers [ESPN]


Huskers announce kickoff time for Red-White spring game [Omaha World Herald]

2015 game of the year, one to watch in 2016: Nebraska Cornhuskers [ESPN]


Spring guide: Five big questions facing the Wildcats [Inside NU]

2015 game of the year, one to watch in 2016: Northwestern Wildcats [ESPN]


Ohio State coaches may hold summer satellite camp in Florida [ESPN]

Ohio State football: Where new offensive line coach Greg Studrawa’s salary ranks on the staff []

Buckeyes who are impressing Mickey Marotti during Ohio State football winter workouts []

‘Hungry’ returnees already battling for starting jobs [Columbus Dispatch]

Ohio State football: Why does J.T. Barrett refer to freshman QB Joe Burrow as John? []

How can the Buckeyes be the favorites to win the 2016 National Championship? []

Winter workouts prove Ohio State still has plenty of strength, speed [ESPN]


Penn State’s Joe Moorhead talks ‘smooth’ installation of new offense; QB recruiting could be a moving target, and more [PennLive]


Purdue’s Morgan Burke knows new AD must address football program early [Lafayette Journal & Courier]


Rutgers football commit analysis: Jared Smolar []

Rutgers adds depth at quarterback with commitment of preferred walk-on Matteo Vitale []

Has Rutgers found kicker of the future in Indiana’s Jared Smolar? []

What’s linebacker future for Rutgers? Ex-starters assess next wave []


Video: 247Sports discusses top football recruits in the class of 2017 []