Turned on the BTN Tip Off Show, and they were hyping the Purdue-Maryland game as a battle of the two coaches at the top of the Big Ten Coach of the Year race.
That got me thinking... based on results to date, who would the Big Ten Coach of the Year be? I am biased, and I can't think of a better candidate than our own John Beilein. An undefeated non-conference season, with several big opponents. And at the top of the B1G standings right now. And with our strong season since the beginning, people forget that there were several question marks coming in to the season, given our losses of top offensive talent.
I guess a case could be made for Matt Painter and Purdue, but other than that I don't see any obvious alternatives (perhaps getting Rutger to merely bad is also an accomplishment).