In the six years since the meeting, the Big Ten began to change, too. Bo Schembechler and Woody Hayes might have a tough time recognizing the league these days.
If those iconic coaches, who shaped the Big Ten brand during decades at Michigan and Ohio State, were still alive, they'd see a very different conference.
They'd wonder if Nebraska had gotten lost. They'd be shocked to see their teams, archrivals Michigan and Ohio State, placed in different six-team divisions. While they probably would enjoy the division names, Legends and Leaders, more than most folks, they might struggle to figure out which teams go where.
They'd have to get used to a Big Ten championship game, the first in the league's 116 years of football. Playing the title game indoors might irk Bo and Woody, but probably not as much as playing the Ohio State-Michigan game after Thanksgiving.
The piece appears to be tied to an overview of the Big Ten by multiple voices at ESPN. In other content, Pat Forde discusses how tradition can limit the talent needed to win (sounds SO 2008), an overview of Nebraska's entrance into the Big Ten, and Insider looks over Wisconsin.
While merely a link-dump for the WWL, we all know it would have posted anyways. At least it's pretty this way.