Will Muschamp was a can't miss candidate when hired by Florida.
Kevin Sumlin was gonna rock the world when hired at Texas A&M.
Brady Hoke was certainly going to absolutely kill it at Michigan.
Charlie Strong would surely be as successful at Texas as he was at Louisville.
So after a few seasons, or even after just one, then, well maybe not so much?
Miami Hurricane fans are fond of constantly criticizing their head coach without realizing that this head coaching thing is a pretty difficult task to tame.
Coach Muschamp is clearly stalled in the Swamp in Gainesville. His team is 3-3 and 2-3 in the SEC. He just got beat down by Missouri at home by 29 points. His special teams gave up three scores and his defense can't catch a break. His offense, well we can't even talk about his offense, because if we do the NSA will crack down on us. They have these spies and drones and all. If only the Gators had some of those then they might score, right?
Coach Sumlin was the talk of the town. He was the King Bee and all about this and that. Then he went to Texas A&M where Johnny Football left and the team was left without a leader and seems to still be searching for one. But that leader may not be Coach Sumlin who often look lost and pondering on the sidelines during TAMU games. Oh so you don't believe me? Well the Aggies are 5-3, with all of their losses coming in the SEC. They lost to Ole Miss by 15, to Mississippi State by 17 and then lost embarrassingly to Alabama 59-0 last Saturday. Now that is clearly going to leave a mark!
You do the Hokey-Pokey and you turn it all about, that's what it's all about. Head coaching savior Brady Hoke was going to resurrect the Michigan team from their desperate struggles and bring them back to competing with the big boys like Ohio State and Notre Dame. Then he failed miserably at that task and turned to other more manageable issues like taking out the garbage. And apparently, there is a lot of garbage in Michigan. Hoke is 3-4 this season and 1-2 in his conference. He got shut out by Notre Dame 31-0 and also lost to Rutgers and Minnesota. Oh my, that can't be good?
Charlie Strong walked out of Louisville, Kentucky and confidently into the big, proud State of Texas proclaiming that he would do what Mack Brown could not do. He openly said that he would return the Texas Longhorns to being a National Championship contender and that he would do it soon. Well his first season is not going so well and who knows what is next for the confident Mr. Strong in the Lone-star State. He is 3-4 overall and 2-2 in his own conference. Yeah, not so good, right?
What I am saying based on these examples is that even with the most highly respected and most highly qualified candidate for a head coaching position is that success is NOT guaranteed at any school at any level. And that should be a a lesson well learned by all college fan bases. Including those in the 305.
But those fans have no brains, just some worthless banners to fly, right?