I wonder if Herbst or CoachP has already talked to Kirk Ferentz? Or if Ferentz has made any phone calls on UCONN's behalf? Also I vaguely recall that former Northwestern AD Rick Taylor has some ties to UCONN.
The only issue with a move to the Big Ten would be travel cost for those non revenue sports. But then again it could help with the overall increase to UConn's endowment being attached with Michigans, Ohio St, Northwestern and Iowa's of the world