Urban Meyer, the man who started the run of eight-straight BCS National Championships for the SEC, could become the one to end that streak as soon as the 2013-14 season.
Meyer started changing the landscape of the Big Ten as soon as he took the head coaching position at Ohio State. And if there were any in the conference that doubted his return to coaching, they were quickly silenced by the Buckeyes’ undefeated season.
Most believe Ohio State will continue to build on their on-the-field success as well as recruiting success with Meyer as head coach. But there are several reasons to believe Meyer will also lead a resurgence of the once proud, now much-maligned, Big Ten Conference.
It’s All About the Money
The Big Ten is the richest conference in college football, according to Forbes. While Meyer, Brady Hoke at Michigan and Kirk Ferentz at Iowa were all among the highest paid coaches in 2012-13, the rest of the conference lags behind.
But it’s more than just paying the head…
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