The Big Ten East is one of the best divisions in all of college football and a lot of it has to do with the pedigree of the head coaches. We decided to rank them one to seven.
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No. 7 – Matt Canada, Maryland
Maryland recently fired Coach Durkin after the death of player Jordan McNair. He struggled to gain the support of his players in the aftermath of McNair, and was only able to compile a record of 11-15 in his short tenure at Maryland. Now it’s Canada’s turn to take the keys of the program, but it remains to be seen if he’ll be around long-term.
No. 6 – Chris Ash, Rutgers
The former Ohio State assistant has struggled thus far at Rutgers — getting off to an 0-6 start this year. He showed promise as a defensive guru at Ohio State, but has struggled so far being the head man. Things have gotten better with talent, but it’s nowhere near where it needs to be to compete in the East
No. 5 – Tom Allen, Indiana
Coach Allen has struggled thus far as the Head Football Coach at Indiana. He has only been able to compile a record of 9-13 in his first 22 games as Head Coach and he has struggled on the recruiting trail. But there’s time for a turn around in the next couple of years.