Every conference faces challenges heading into the new year as college football becomes more evenly spread throughout the country. Becoming elite and staying there is difficult, but the Big Ten expects to be on top of the game every season.
Six coaches are walking into spring with spotlights focusing in on them and their programs. There are a number of questions that loom over the conference with returning to the BCS National Championship Game being the answer to them all.
To get there, these teams need to be a part of the Big Ten picture. There coaches will make the difference. Here is a look at the coaches that need to create a turnaround for 2013 starting this spring.