Northwestern Wildcats and Pat Fitzgerald (1-2) – Northwestern has won the division title 2 of the 3 years Frost has been here and Fitzgerald seemingly is always mentioned for big jobs due to his ability to get more with less players due to the restrictions at Northwestern academically in taking recruits. Our lone win is a 3 point victory in 2019.
Michigan Wolverines and Jim Harbaugh (0-1) – This is the team that actually popped in my head as a possibility. But Frosts lone game against them was a 56-10 defeat, and Harbaugh has actually shown he can win and dominate in a Power 5 conference at Stanford. Something our staff is yet to do.
@Minnesota Golden Gophers and PJ Fleck (1-2) – I was really impressed with what Fleck had done and getting the hype train going there in that 2019 season. I did see a stat that Fleck in his first 3.5 seasons at Minnesota is no different than the previous 3.5 before he got there. But our staff is 1-2 against them, and last year the Gophers only traveled 50 scholarship players to Lincoln as they were decimated with injuries, and still came out with a win where they clearly outcoached us. We went from this team being a huge win for Frost in year 1 with a 53-28 blasting of Minnesota, to losing 2 straight.
Purdue Boilermakers and Jeff Brohm (1-2) – I think people probably point to this one for sure, but I struggle here. We are 1-2, and don’t forget 2019 where Purdue came to Lincoln without their best player Rondale Moore and a third string walk-on QB Jack Plummer and left victorious. We finally beat them in 2020 when most of their players opted out due to Covid.
Ohio State Buckeyes and Ryan Day (0-2) – No
@Wisconsin Badgers and Paul Chryst (0-3) – Winless against the Badgers but continually play them tough. Tough for me to say we have a coaching advantage when we haven’t won a game yet.
Iowa Hawkeyes and Kirk Ferentz (0-3) – Again, winless against this team/staff and again continually play them tough. While i’m not sure we have the coaching advantage, we eventually are going to steal one from these guys or Bucky.
Frost and his staff are 3-15 in the B1G against their last 7 opponents with hopes of trying to win four of those to get to a bowl game. While I have a hard time saying we don’t have the coaching advantage in any, I need your help telling me where we might have one. This isn’t if you think we can win, this is if you think we have the overall coaching advantage.