Michigan jumps as the favorite to win the Big 10 Legends Division, but they will have a huge challenge, considering there are teams with tremendous talent that wants to impact the game.
Michigan is listed +225 over a $100 bet; Brady Hoke will have some holes to fill, but the squad has enough talent to have the fan base excited.
The offensive line is their main concern despite Taylor Lewan announced he will be back for this year; their guards are the ones who needs a little more work to be consistent.
Devin Gardner will be in charge of leading the group; he threw for 1219 yards, 11 TDs and 5 interceptions in 2012, and got sacked 11 times.
The key player for the Wolverines will be cornerback Jabrill Peppers; he needs to become a playmaker for this defense; otherwise they could be in trouble.
On the other side, Northwestern had a great 2012 season, but they want to take a step forward this season. The Wildcats will have back almost all of their top skill players, including senior back Venric Mark; he along with quarterback Kain Colter could be unstoppable at times.
Coach Pat Fitzgerald knows this might be thee time for this generation to win a division title.
Nebraska is the other team that can get in the way of Michigan and Northwestern. Taylor Martinez will be on his fourth year as a starter; his record of total yards with 3890 yards is just a hint of what he can do this season with more experience.
Odds To Win Big 10 Legends Division
MIchigan State +275