There are many big schools in major recruiting markets. That's not what made UCF successful. What matters is the financial and policy support from the administration of the university to make it happen. That's the hard part.
I can life with a 3 and out coach, provided he leaves the program clearly better than he found it.
If you can string two of those together, it really raises the profile of the school. See Houston and Sumlin/Herman, which it turns out have their flaws, but their tenure at Houston really helped that program and was likely part of their making the cut to the the Big12.
That said I get the argument of those who really want someone who has been a college HC, even if it is only at FCS level.
He’d be a good choice, but wouldn’t GH be a “3 & out” kind of coach like SL would have been had he accepted the Kansas State job—you know, 3 years & bye, bye Denton?
Wouldn’t an older P5-experienced HFC who would put all the moving around & upward mobility job thing in his past probably hang around longer in Denton to build a program?
Just in from WBAP 820AM—
Thelma Lou (Betty Lynn) of Andy Griffith Show fame passed away over the weekend at the age of 95. She played Barney Fife’s girlfriend, of course.