No, the Big East is a springboard for coaches moving up. That's why the Big East can't keep an even modestly talented coach. Rich Rod was a WV alum and bolted, Edsall gave birth to UConn football and slinked off laterally to Maryland after leading his team to the most ubdeserved BCS slot in the history of man.
The point is...getting a coach from the Big East may or may not mean anything. I wasn't against Rich Rod. I wanted him to succeed, right up until the Gator Bowl. The point I'm trying to make is that, just because you are successful in the Big East doesn't mean you will be the next Petrino, Bowden or Kelly. I admit the odds were against him, but based on his performance, I'm not sure he was the brilliant coach people thought he was. He did well in a weaker conference, and excelled in a brief window when he had Pat White and the other pieces he needed (including Miamai and Virginia Tech am-scrayed), and a DC who could put up with him. That's not the dominant resume some people claim it is.
I think Rich Rod has a high powered mind. I think he would be a fantastic OC anywhere. I think he would be a great head coach somewhere. But I don't think he would be a dominant head coach everywhere. As much as some things were against him, I think he proved that himself.