Originally Posted by beb30
This is why UC will never be a football program. We get coaches that actually have talent, but then they leave for bigger and better schools.
That's really an excuse that a program like UC shouldn't be allowed to make. They're in what is, allegedly, a BCS conference. A coaching job at UC should be a destination job, not a stepping-stone job to a bigger program. We're not talking about a MAC school or a C-USA school -- this is supposed to be big-time college football.
All the ingredients should be there for UC to be successful. Hell, the football program even got a break when Huggins and his larger-than-life basketball program went with him. This is a city where you can't sneeze at a workplace without bumping into someone that either went to UC or sent a kid to UC, yet they have to run 2-for-1 specials and count on people like me (college football fan with no tie to UC) to show and watch games. I know there's competition for sports dollars around here with the Reds, Bengals and Xavier Basketball, but not so much so that UC should be forced to beg and whine for 27,000 fans to come out and watch a national TV game vs. an unbeaten opponent in November.
If the reason Dantonio left is because Michigan State is simply a better job (that assuming that UC matched the offer and he still left) then it's time for everyone to sit down and figure out why Clifton isn't an attractive place to coach and go about fixing that -- because finding good coaches is too damn tough and too big a crap chute to repeat frequently. This is big time, and if UC wants to be big time, it's time for the alumni and students to put up and start treating their football program like something they give a damn about as opposed to something to do on a sunny day when they're bored.