B1G commissioner Kevin Warren just announced that Barry Alvarez is joining the conference as a special advisor.

Alvarez, a College Football Hall of Fame member, is most known for his time at Wisconsin. Alvarez coached at Wisconsin from 1990-2005, as well as interim stints in 2012 and 2014. Alvarez guided the Badgers to three B1G titles (1993, 1998, 1999) and had an overall coaching record of 120-73-4.

Most recently, Alvarez served as the AD for the Badgers, recently retiring from that post. Now, he is joining the B1G offices.

Warren is confident Alvarez is going to be a tremendous asset to the conference:

“Barry has been blessed with an illustrious career in college athletics and his impact on college football and the Big Ten Conference has been significant,” Warren said. “He understands the history and traditions of the Big Ten. I trust Barry and we look forward to working with him on relevant football-related issues and building upon the strong relationships we have with the College Football Playoff, our broadcast and bowl partners, as well as our member institutions and student-athletes.”