1) we need Michigan to be national power again. Hoke won't get it done. Need Harbaugh type of caliber.
2) we also need Iowa to return to the teams they used to have 10-15 years ago.
3) we need Nebraska to be the dominant teams from Osborne era.
4) we need Wisconsin to continue it's "top 20" type of football team, as it has been for past several years
In essence, out of 12 teams, we need 3 or 4 national power teams (OSU, MSU, and preferably UM and Nebraska / Wis combination)
we will always have bottom tier but that's same in any major power conference
To have several top tier teams, it's RECRUITING 1st, then getting the best coaches, and assistant coaches (and pay the money).
Formula is simple; executing is tougher especially SEC getting so much talent every year from all over the country.
I say we (OSU) needs to win a couple of national championships before Big 10 turns around .. but not likely this year..
I am hopeful that 2015, we can get everything fall ... Braxton, more mature offense, dominant defense, special teams.. we need to win it all next year