Originally Posted by jimbo
Would Ohio State ever hire a coach from the outside with only one year as a head coach on his resume? I certainly don't think so. How many recruits will be turned off considering there are so many unknowns about him?
And I would have to disagree that a coach making it to the title game in the Big East would make him the hottest candidates in the country, with only one year of experience under his belt and winning with another coach's recruits.
I agee, I think he has done a very admirable job considering the circumstances he inherited, but I want a more proven commodity for one of the top football programs in the country.
Jim Tressel was a unique situation in that he was an OSU guy who was very highly sought after as head coaching candidate, but he made it clear that he was perfectly content at YSU. He almost threw his hat into the Miami (I think) job and threw his hat into the OSU coaching job a decade ago. I don't think you will have another coach like that this time around.
Name a hot coaching candidate who built his team. Even Brain Kelly at UC did it with the majority of Dantonio's guys. It takes time, at least 3 years, to build your program the way you want it. Most hot coaches jump from job to job without staying at a program for more than a handful of years. The guys who stick around for 5+ years tend to be more hesitant to leave.