...Notre Dame and Texas. These two football giants are the two Delany targeted at the outset of the expansion extravaganza; sorry, Nebraska, we like you in the B1G, but you were not the original target. Rutgers and Maryland are mere selling points for these two powers, not because they add anything of substance on the competitive playing field but rather because of increased access to critical east coast markets. No way Delany retires with his final accomplishment being the addition of Rutgers and Maryland. He retires because he accompished his original goal: add important recruiting grounds, increase network value, and compete against what is shaping up to be 7-straight national title winner SEC... in short, add Texas and Notre Dame to the B1G fold. This is Delany's end game. Rutgers and Maryland are part of that end game.