Originally Posted by KronoRed
I'll surprised if it's more then Two years, he does well he goes back to the big12-2, he does badly he'll scandal himself out of town.
This is 100 percent on the school, just fire the guy December and get it over with, the coach in waiting stuff was idiotic.
Coach-in-waiting only works in one area, if the coach who is outgoing picks his replacement.
Barry Alvarez picked Bret Bielema at Wisconsin. Mike Belotti picked Chip Kelly at Oregon. Bobby Bowden picked Jimbo Fisher at FSU. It can and does work.
The only school I don't think it had success at before was Texas with Will Muschamp and Mack Brown, because Brown wasn't going to retire anytime soon.
I did think Stewart and Holgorsen could have made it work for one season, just because Stewart was a class act guy who would have done it for the school. Of course, that was before the smear campaign for Holgorsen.
Wouldn't be shocked if Stewart returns to coaching, possibly with the Steelers in some capacity. Mike Tomlin got his start under Bill Stewart at VMI. He might return the favor.