While the guys wearing the head sets and doing the pre and post game interviews get all of the attention, it's the assistant coaches who can really make or break a team's success on Saturday's in the fall.
A lot of attention has been paid to the Big Ten's loss of some of its top assistants in the past, however, this past offseason B1G teams have begun opening up the pocketbooks like never before. It means a lot more coaching talent is coming into the conference, and a lot more of the talent already in the league is staying put.
Having so many new faces, a lot of what we'll see in the offseason will be based off of reputation elsewhere, but there is no denying the Big Ten is upping the ante in the coaching ranks.
With banner years for some of the offenses and defenses in the Big Ten, it's time to give some love to the guys who get it done on a daily basis.
Which ones made the cut? Find out in our journey through the best of the Big Ten assistant coaches.
(all stats used are courtesy cfbstats.com)