So says ESPN's Brian Bennett. I think he's right, and I don't think that's any accident. Near the end of the article there's a quote from Fitzgerald: “We’ve gotten a huge commitment from all of our teams to do whatever it takes to be successful.” That fits with what was reported a few years ago when the B1G expanded, primarily to plant a flag into the lucrative NYC and DC markets. According to those reports he wanted the schools to agree that they would use the expected windfall in revenues to upgrade facilities and coaching staffs. Since then, B1G salaries for HCs and assistants have become more competitive with other conferences'--among the top 25 last year: Harbaugh (1), Meyer (2), Franklin and Ferentz (10-11 tie), D'Antonio (14).
On PC: "Wisconsin’s Paul Chryst is quickly rising up the ladder toward elite, having gone 21-6 in two years at his alma mater. His middling 19-19 record at Pitt before returning to Madison must be considered in relation to the mess he inherited there. Chryst is also a perfect fit for the Badgers."