I've been pondering lately what I think the future of Big East football will look like. NO, I am NOT talking about expansions or raids here. I am talking specifically about which programs will still be considered top teams around the country in say, 5 years. Even more specifically, let's look at the coaches.
I'm concerned that some of the great young coaches who have miraculously kept the Big East relevant may be gone all too soon (see Product and Petrino already). Thankfully we've had guys like Schiano, Edsall, Kelly doing amazing things at their smaller, previously meaningless programs. I think these guys are gone in only a matter of time and it will be extremely difficult to replace them and expect that these schools can maintain their success. Hopefully (?) The Fruit will eventually get their act together and I could care less about Pitt.
Billy Stew is a ZERO threat to become a HC at another school and my biased opinion is that we can stay at the top. Worst case, we replace him and I think Morgantown could attract a lot of talented coaches. I also think Leavitt is probably a lock to stay at USF for awhile.