Good Hire in my opinion. There are 2 Immediate things that should be Top Priority for Kevin for the betterment of the Big 10. Delaney is too old school and likes the "traditional" nature of Big 10. He was never forward thinking.
1) Football Scheduling. Kevin needs to look after his conference like Greg Sankey does for SEC. Between the number of conference games and OOC scheduling- WINS are more valuable. Look after your top teams
Impact: The CFP has shown that its not about schedule strength for Power 5 teams...Only if you have losses and when you lose. This will help BIg 10 teams have more presence in CFP.
2) Big 10 Championship Baskteball Game move to saturday night or Sunday AM. As one of hte top basetball conferences- this game SHOULD NOT be an afterthought. The game is litterally goes on while the committee has already met and made the brackets. The show is right after.
Impact: Committee has shown that this game has no impact on seeding ( good or bad). But it does value other tourney champs ( ACC for example). We are still talking about humans here and they will make decisions based on a game they just watched. This will help tournement seeds for our Champs and runner ups.