So you dont think Urban Meyer would've succeeded here in 04
by YinzKeenanVisor (2014-12-18 16:33:12)
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  In reply to: This isn't hard  posted by HTownND



Or Chip Kelly in 2009, Tressel or Carroll in 2001, Saban in 2000, or Stoops in 1999.

None of those guys met all of your criteria* at the time they were hired by Tier I (or, in Oregon's case, upper Tier II) programs. Yet, each quickly led his program to a national championship appearance and/or title.

But I'm guessing those younger, less accomplished, less experienced versions of the coaches I named would've done pretty well at ND.

*All but Kelly met your first criterion, however.


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