Alright, I think we all accept, or are close to accepting, the idea that the B1G schools are making money hand over fist, but not putting out the big bucks for coaching staffs. Let's play a game:
1) You must assign a head coach to each of the 14 teams in the B1G.
2) The person you assign must be a current college football head coach, current college offensive coordinator, current college defensive coordinator, a former college head coach who has been out of the game less than three years, a current staff member of a pro football coaching staff, or a big-name announcer/media member with a coaching background.
3) You are not constrained by money, desirability of the job, etc
There is a great deal of strategy here. Your primary goal is to dramatically improve the B1G on the football field, ensuring "B1G Speed" becomes an endless topic of conversation. But, for example, do you really want Nick Saban at TSUN? Really? Do you want to be in danger of losing to Indiana because you stuck Chip Kelly there?
Here is my lineup:
Ohio State: retains Urban Meyer
Michigan: Les Miles (His clock management was a deciding factor)
Penn State: Frank Beamer (good luck in those bowl games, once you're eligible)
Nebraska: Paul Johnson (Let's get Nebraska back what Nebraska used to do best- running)
Wisconsin: Lane Kiffin (perfect)
Michigan State: Dabo Swinney (Sparty still gonna Spart)
Purdue: retains Darrell Hazell
Northwestern: retains Pat Fitzgerald
Iowa: Dana Holgersen (the angry Iowa running back God can't stop the Air Raid. Can it? Can it?)
Illinois: Frank Solich (Illinois would be a contender, making the Illibuck much more fun)
Indiana: David Cutcliffe (If he can take Duke to bowls....)
Minnesota: John L. Smith (he has got to be here somewhere)
Maryland: Steve Spurrier
Rutgers: retains Kyle Flood