By Joe Coughlin
Coming off a 10-win campaign and returning plenty of talent, Northwestern should be looked at as a contender for the Big Ten title game. Steele looks like he has them behind Michigan and Michigan State in the Legends Division.
I don't think so.
I think they beat both Michigan and Michigan State at home, while winning four nonconference games and others against Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois. That's nine wins and a possible trip to the Big Ten title game. But it would need help from Nebraska.
I see entry into the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1.