Every week brings new challenges for each team in the Big Ten, and it's up to the coaches to keep things running smoothly—or make the necessary changes to get to that point. With 10 games in the books for every Big Ten team, it's time to hand out some semester grades before every team heads into final exams.
How are the Big Ten's head coaches going to impress us in order to earn high marks? It can't all be about wins and losses—although we admit a team's record will be a significant portion of a coach's final grade. There are often more subtle points on which to focus outside of the record books, though, and there may even be a few opportunities for coaches to earn some extra credit.
And, no, we're not grading on a curve. Each coach is going to get exactly the grade he earned.