I'd pay my starting 22 on offense and defense, $1M per year. That would be my policy going forward. I would lead with that on every recruiting visit. "You're a 5*, but are you good enough to make $1M per year as a Scarlet Knight starter?" Within 3 years, Rutgers would be a contender.
The amount left over after paying your starters $1M EACH will still be TWICE what Clemson gets from the ACC. Let that soak in.
Last I checked, the big ten actually has more than 10 teams in it....16 to be exact (as of USC and UCLA joining anyway). By that count, a billion divided by 16 teams comes to roughly 63 million a year. Far cry from 100 mil. Still a ton more than the ACC however. Where did I derail here?
Trust me when I say Maryland will still find a way to bankrupt their athletics department before it's all said and done and accomplish next to nothing in the major sports along the way. Byrd Stadium is a home away from home for OSU, PSU, and Michigan, and next to nothing for any other B1G team that visits.