We're talking about atrociously bad coaching tenures. Nebraska knows what one of those looks like.
Last offseason, I examined the various coaches of the Big Ten and tried to determine how each coach had performed relative to what a fan could reasonably expect (tradifference, the difference...
Sure, there's plenty to celebrate in East Lansing -- where the Spartans can call themselves Big Ten champions for the first time since 1990, and Madison, where the post game fireworks looked appropriately similar to the confetti that will litter the floor of the Rose Bowl in five short weeks -- but for now you'd be hard pressed to find a group of Midwesterners more pleased than those that reside in Columbus.
I think it's the greatest rivalry in sports. [But] [w]e're not only in that rivalry, but we also have a great rivalry with Michigan State and another one with Notre Dame. Probably all the coaches in our league will tell you they have rivalries with everybody else in the Big Ten Conference.
It's kind of unique, and I think that's what's so great with college football, the passion that we have in college football from the rivalry standpoint...is second to none.