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Being P.J. Fleck

P.J. Fleck held court at the Big Ten Media Day and held reporters attention for nearly an hour. During his media scrum, he covered why he shaved off his hair, the influence Jim Harbaugh has had on him, how he connects with his players, some of the big moments he’s had at Minnesota in his leadership course, and he explained why he turned down the NFL to coach at Ohio State.

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Catching Up With Ty Johnson

I chatted with Ty Johnson during the Big Ten’s Media Day about how he can improve this season upon last season’s big numbers, what it means to be one of ESPN’s players to watch this season, which running backs he likes to watch and learn from, how he learned to be a more patient runner and he talked about Maryland’s tough schedule this season.

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Catching Up With Jaylen Dunlap

Jaylen Dunlap had a blast chatting with the media during Big Ten Media Day and covered a wide range of topics. Some of the main topics he covered were why Illinois’ coaching staff is among best in college football, the leadership role he’s taking on a young defense, why he feels Lovie Smith is the best coach in college football and how to build confidence when a team hasn’t won as much as players and fans would like.