In only a few days, the unofficial start of the B1G football season will begin. Players and coaches will gather in Chicago for B1G Media Days with a little over a month remaining until the first kickoff.

There are plenty of things we hope to take away from the two-day event in Chicago, but some topics are more interesting than others. So, we’ve listed 10 things we hope to learn from B1G Media Days this week.

Does Scott Frost feel pressure to deliver UCF-like results in Year 2 at Nebraska?

Everyone seems to have high expectations for Nebraska, and it’s not just as simple as getting to a bowl game or finishing with a winning record. The Huskers are projected by many to win the B1G West and have 6/1 odds (!!) to reach the College Football Playoff. A lot of that is based off Frost’s leap from six wins in his first year at UCF to an undefeated campaign in his second season. It’ll be interesting to get Frost’s thoughts on some of those Year 2 expectations this week.

Is Penn State doing the “little things” to become an elite program?

After the loss to Ohio State last year, James Franklin said he’s going to ensure Penn State is “no longer being comfortable being great.” He wants his players to start focusing on the little things in order to take the next step as a program. Does he feel like his team is heading in the right direction entering the 2019 season?

How comfortable is Jim Harbaugh with his hands off the offense?

It took an unexplainable blowout loss to Ohio State for Harbaugh to relinquish some of the power on the offensive side of the ball. He’s given Josh Gattis full control of the unit and isn’t nearly as involved as he once was. That can be a major adjustment for a head coach. We should get a good idea of how Harbaugh is handling that change.

Has Minnesota matured enough to win the B1G West?

The good news about Minnesota is that it returns a ton of talent on both sides of the ball. The bad news is the roster is still pretty young. Even with a youthful roster, a lot of players have seen a lot of snaps. The Gophers have the pieces in place to win the division this year, but winning consistently requires maturity and mental strength. What P.J. Fleck thinks about the maturity of the program right now should say a lot about its chances to punch a ticket to Indianapolis.

Do Lovie Smith and Chris Ash have a “we have to win now” mentality?

If you were to put two coaches on the hot seat entering 2019, it would be Smith and Ash. Neither guy inherited an easy task when they took over, but in the fourth year for both coaches, results are important. Both Smith and Ash will probably talk about “a process,” but what are there expectations for the fall?

What’s the QB transition like for Northwestern with the Clayton Thorson era over?

For the first time in four years, Northwestern will have a new starting quarterback. That’s going to be quite the change for the Wildcats. Having former five-star quarterback Hunter Johnson on the roster definitely helps with the transition. Still, Pat Fitzgerald can provide some insight on what the adjustment has been like, not just for Northwestern’s offense, but for the staff.

Is Jeff Brohm more comfortable running his offense after a few recruiting classes?

It’s not that Brohm has been hesitant to implement his scheme offensively. He’s a pretty confident play-caller, in case you couldn’t tell. But now that he’s got a few recruiting classes under his belt and “his guys” in a system for a few years, could we see Purdue really open things up offensively? With some of the talented receivers coming in, the Boilermakers should be a lot of fun on that side of the ball.

What are Mike Locksley’s expectations at Maryland in his first year?

Every coach wants to win every game. That’s just not realistic. While Locksley will probably take the “focus on one game at a time” approach, hearing what his realistic goals are could give us a good idea on what to expect from Maryland.

How close is Graham Mertz to winning the starting job at Wisconsin?

Alex Hornibrook didn’t just abandon Madison for no reason. The incoming freshman looks like the real deal and could be the missing link for Wisconsin’s offense. The question is whether or not he’ll pass Jack Coan for the starting job, or what it’ll take for him to do that. Don’t expect a lot of information out of Paul Chryst, but Mertz will be a topic of conversation.

What’s been the impact on Ohio State’s defense with the staff changes?

Ohio State is pretty well-established offensively. The concern, obviously, is on the defensive side of the ball after an abysmal season in 2018. Day made a lot of staff changes, which will lead to scheme and style changes. How have the Buckeyes responded to those adjustments?