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Playing second fiddle to the SEC is something we banter about quite a bit on here.
I recently realized Kevin Sumlin is a Purdue alum who started coaching at Minnesotta.
Bob Stoops is an Iowa guy.
Miles and Harbaugh are Michigan douches.
What other top tier coaches who are B1G Ten alumni, are having success elsewhere?
check out bloguin.com or awfulannouncing.com. Follow me @bkoo on twitter.
May not be alumni but ole Nicky Saban comes to mind
Nick Saban is from West Virginia if I'm not mistaken.
I also learned during the wisky and bulemia fiasco that some states have laws on how much we're allowed to pay coaches and their assistants. Might that also be something that needs to be changed.
Is that true? I hadn't heard that before. There is no way for them to keep up then. I just thought the schools didn't have the money or chose not to go there.
Which states are those?
it is no secret that the BIG and Ohio have a huge coaching tree in the world of football, both college and pro.
Saban grew up a good part of His early life in West Virginia but he went to Kent State in Ohio. Was an assistant at OSU, then obviously a head coach at Michigan State. Then the BIG lost him to the SEC forever. The reality is the only programs that the BIG have that are fit for a guy like Saban is OSU( I'm happy with Urban) scUM, Penn State( without sanctions) and maybe Nebraska. At the time the BIG lost him Michigan Statae was the step sister to scUM and it was out to stay that way because scUM was actually a top program back then.
The SEC is much more appealing to a guy like Saban. No academic hindrance, over signing and just a win at all cost mentality.
I wish the BIG would adopt a little more of a win at all cost mentality. Not like the SEC but I think we could strike a healthy Balance.
Mullen at Miss St is a guy from Pennsylvania. He i think could be a fit in the BIG. Surely he would take a Job like Nebraska or Penn State over Miss st. That's assuming Pelini does not cut it in the next 2-3 years and that's assuming Bob leaves Penn st in the next 3 years.
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