I agree that Jim Delaney should be an outspoken advocate of his conference. Yet he's remained silent all these years while we're all subjected to the constant propaganda that the SEC is great and the Big Ten is terrible. But what is this based on? Bowl games that invariably have a Big Ten team playing an SEC (or ACC) team in a southern state or a western team in a western state. Yet we're supposed to think that is of zero importance. We're not supposed to ask how good Alabama or Clemson would be if they had to play outside the south and play in bad weather. Jim Delaney should publicly ask that but he doesn't. If he's said anything, no one noticed.
It's gotten to the point that much as I've disliked Jim Harbaugh he would be a better Big Ten commissioner than Jim Delaney. The very things in Harbaugh's track record that showed his limitations as a head coach would be an asset as a Big Ten commissioner. That is,
1. Superficial but attention getting PR stunts.
2. Harbaugh is a proven sore loser and therefore someone to speak out whenever the Big Ten gets screwed..
3. Harbaugh has already gotten into feuds with the SEC and SEC shill Paul Finebaum.
Therefore with his track record it's clear that however objectionable Jim Harbaugh has been and will continue to be, he still would be a better Big Ten Commissioner than Jim Delaney.