WATCH: Area players and coaches preview the Big Ten football season

All 14 conference coaches and nearly 50 players were in attendance, and there was lots of local interest, be it via local high school grads or Ohio State. 

Here’s a roundup of some of the interviews from the Chicago Magnificent Mile Marriott. 

Tyree Kinnel, Michigan defensive back from Wayne High School 

Wayne grad Tyree Kinnel is preparing for his senior season at Michigan. Why did he become a fan of the Wolverines and what will he do after he’s done playing?

READ MORE: Wayne grad covets elusive win over Ohio State

Jim Harbaugh, Michigan coach on Kinnel and other things 

Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh describes what senior Tyree Kinnel brings to the Wolverines as a senior safety.

READ MORE: Harbaugh happy to have Trotwood-Madison alum on coaching staff

Wes Martin, Indiana offensive lineman from Milton-Union 

Indiana offensive lineman Wes Martin describes his journey from 3-star recruit who spent his summers working on a dairy farm to a multi-year starter in the Big Ten with hopes of playing in the NFL.
Tom Allen is a big fan of former Bulldog Wes Martin, a senior OL for the Hoosiers.

READ MORE: Martin thriving at Indiana 

Urban Meyer, Ohio State coach 

READ MORE: Meyer addresses firing longtime assistant | Meyer talks Ohio State quarterbacks

Ohio State players Isaiah Prince, Parris Campbell and Dre’Mont Jones 

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