To be clear your 1st fact is simply an opinion nothing more, far from fact. The 2nd all we really know is other teams talked to him and well that 5 years later after he proclaimed on live radio he would be a head coach somewhere, he is not. Sounds a bit like Backup Quarterback Syndrome, or in this case Interim Coach Syndrome. As interim the team beat Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky of that a claim to fame is Middle Tennessee? My opinion of him doing well seems to be much different.
I don't have blind hatred I just don't have green colored glasses on, I don't like what he has done, I think he is a very weak OC, I don't think he could ever recruit, he can surely not prepare a QB. So you tell me what are his Strong Points? He can campaign for a coaching position well? Either way we need to start with a Clean Slate.
I was not blind I saw a team that Dodge had lost completely and a team that had some hope after he was fired. Not sure that Canales deserves the credit more than any other coach on the roster that year or was the new energy more of the Dodge Firing itself? Even so we did not do much with it.
Canales was horrible, all he did was run around and shamelessly campaign for head coach. He beat two teams Western Kentucky which was the conference whipping boy that year and we knew we would win one other. KState had the number one worst run defense in D1a that year and we had Dunbar but still lost.
Shit all I know is the Star's play Thursday and I like where we are going on paper. I would like to see only Klingberg join the rush. I would like to see Klingberg and Nemeth paired. I would like to see shots on goal with crashing the net on power plays, and someone in front of the goalie. The constant passing of last years power-play drove me nuts, so many times we did not even get a shot off let alone on net. Screen, Shoot, Crash. Damn. I wish they would get rid of the Marty Turco trapezoid rule. I am looking forward to the 3-3 overtime we have lots of speed.