In recent years, the Big East has become a jumping-off point for talented young coaches to build their résumés until a better job opens up.
Mike Dantonio left Cincinnati for Michigan State, Bobby Petrino bolted from Louisville to the NFL, Rich Rodriguez famously abandoned his alma mater at WVU for Michigan, and just last season Brian Kelly left Cincinnati to replace Charlie Weis at Notre Dame.
Although it's disappointing to see the Big East turn into something like a coaching farm system for the big-time schools to exploit whenever they need to make a change, it does show how well Big East schools have done hiring in recent years.
Even with the raids, there are still a number of very solid, established coaches in this league, along with some promising up-and-comers.
So here are my coaches rankings for the Big East.