I disagree about the Delaney working for Mich and OSU though. Penn State also has as many fans as Michigan, and the state of Michigan and Ohio are still small compared to Texas. A Michigan network would not be as profitable as the Longhorn network.
I do like the part about recruiting, and have no doubt it was a BIG part of the expansion. However, would he really put Ohio, Michigan, PSU, UMD and Rutgers in the same division? Thats the 5 most talented states in just one division. Long term thats not going to work.
Also, if he really wanted to recruit well, he would have put Penn State in the same division as Michigan because we recruit Pennsylvania a LOT.
In the end, I think Michigan will get one east coast team in its division.
End game? I think Delaney wants to make the Big Ten the richest, most profitable conference in the nation. That will naturally lead to winning