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see coaching in the B1G as a burden because you would have to coach B1G talent or a blessing that you got to play B1G talent?
Tough one, IMO. Kind of a chicken or the egg debate, IYAM.
Depends on the school I guess, take a school like IU that doesn't have a set recruiting footprint like a lot of midwestern teams have, you could get your own players and not necessarily be coaching B1G talent. It would also be easier to make a noticeable jump from bottom tier to mid tier within the conference unlike bottom tier SEC teams being constantly looking up at the glass ceiling. If I was a young coach I would like the opportunity at a IU, NW, or Minn as long as I had a reasonable AD.
This post was edited by SCirish843 9 months ago
The OSU job is tops in the B1G, they routinely recruit the best & have a ton of talent in their own back yard & cherry pick nationally as well. They also do well in PA with top talent. tOSU is pretty much the belle at the ball in the B1G iyam.
This post was edited by big john 9 months ago
That did not answer the OP at all...
I would consider it a privilege and an honor to even be indirectly associated with Ohio State and Michigan. Just being in the same tri-state area as the decomposing corpses of Woody and Bo.... damn man... almost feels like I'm not worthy.
Thread needs more Corch.
Short memory OP??? Funny when posters act like college football started 8 years ago...
The only jobs in the B1G that are career destinations are tOSU, UM, PSU & Nebraska. Other than maybe Wisky, they are stepping stone destinations imo.
How many jobs in other conferences are really "career" jobs? The majority of schools are notches up the coaching ladder.
It would suck to be the coach at IU or Illinois. The poor guy at Illinois now can't go a complete game without having a seizure. I'm not saying that to be funny or mean either. That job must completely suck. He's just collecting checks waiting to be fired.
You must be confusing Illinois with Minnesota. That's understandable though, considering both teams are unwatchable.
Whatever. Has to suck to have either job, just biding your time until you are fired because the school expects you to be a miracle worker & win big.
Well, at Minnesota, 6 or 7 wins appears to be the goal (they fired Glen Mason because they though they could do better than 6 or 7 wins and now they're trying to claw their way back to that level). Illinois has been a dumpster fire for a decade (aside from 1 good season). Just being bowl eligible would be an accomplishment. But every conference has teams like these.
Everyone outside the SEC is a stepping stone, which is the career destination for coaches. The final proving ground if you will.
Yeah, but other conferences are not as top heavy as the B1G aside from the SEC. The Pac 12 is pretty balanced although the Colorado job must blow. The B1G has fringe teams like Sparty & Pudue who are year in & year out solid & North Western is good for pulling a rabbit out of the hat once every decade.
Lol at mentioning MSU in the same breath as Purdue. I take it you haven't watched B10 football in the past 6 years or so.
Only since 1970. The big10 has been down since then. Getting routinely destroyed in big bowl match ups since then.
2 natty's. Michigan in 1997 and a cheating gift for the buckeyes in 2002
The last B1G teams, outside of Penn St in the 80s and early 90s before they were an actual B1G team, to win regularly at a National level were tOSU and Michigan St in the 50s and 60s.
Stop riding the coattails and actually do something with your program then talk shit. You've had one good season man. You Aggies are like Walverine fans but you actually had a good season last year. Then you have a killer recruiting class. Lets see if you can put together a string of good seasons now. A little early to crown you
Better, while your troll skills need work, there can be a valid point to this conversation.
The B1G not an unattractive destination to elite talent. What the B1G has lacked for years is the willingness to pay for elite coaches. That is not across the board obviously with Urban in the 4-6 Million range and I know BOB wasn't cheap (and I hope they can keep him through this because I believe he will be a sold elite coach and I look forward to seeing what he can do), Brady Hoke is under paid for the position but he took the job and didn't know what he was getting paid till 6 weeks later so that's his fault (I like what BH is doing in the recruiting side but I still look for it to be next year before see if they are truly back with him at the controls, so far, so good with them). It pains me to say this because he is a great Buckeye alum but Nebraska deserves a better coach and they need to get one soon. Iowa.....SMH.....Ferentz has got to go and they really need to spend the money for a great coach. Northwestern is a better version of Vandy with a better coach who is making the best with the least (would love to see him go to Iowa or Illinois), Wisky, verdict is still out as there assclown has now moved on to Arky, Purdue and IU are in the same boat, time will tell. MSU, great school but the big D has over stayed his welcome IYAM.
I am sorry this is really bunched together but I am typing in a hurry cause I really have to poop.
I dream of a day when chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned.
Unless it's that weird a & m cult school. Then you can offer guys 100% raises and they'll laugh at you and your jizzin jar.
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