The Big Ten East is going to be a beast for the lower-tier teams like Maryland, Indiana, Rutgers and Purdue. But, in terms of IU, I also see a lot of misfortune. The Hoosiers could've had a shot at a bowl in 2014, but they lost their first- and second-team quarterbacks in the same October game at Iowa. Career passing leader Nate Sudfeld would be here this season as a fifth-year senior, except that he had to burn his redshirt early in 2012 when former starter Tre Roberson broke his leg in the second game. Now, Indiana finally has a pretty good defense, and its offense is playing as poorly as it has in Kevin Wilson's six years as coach. It seems like it's always one thing after another for Indiana, which has recruited relatively well under Wilson, but still hasn't been great in that respect. Coming into the season, I thought Indiana had a ceiling of seven wins. Heck, it may still get there. But the margin for error here is always thin. Injuries and missed opportunities in winnable games only further shrink those margins in the Big Ten East.