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Big Ten football awards race tracker: Week 10

Each week we’ll assess the race for each of the biggest Big Ten football awards — from Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, to Freshman of the Year and Coach of the Year, we’ve got it all covered.

We took a week off after handing out our midseason awards, and it gave us a chance to reassess the races as we look forward to the end of the season now. Needless to say, as the Big Ten continues to throw surprises our way, the awards race has become murky at many positions.

None more so than the crazy difficult race for Offensive Player of the Year (hint: it’ll be a running back). So, our crack staff (aka me, myself and I) has had a few days to debate who will end the season with the award and how all of it will play out.

How did it play out? Let’s dive in to the awards…all of them, not just the big ones (ahem, four-letter network).

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Andy Coppens is the Founder and Publisher of Talking10. He's a member of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and has been covering college sports in some capacity since 2008. You can follow him on Twitter @AndyOnFootball


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