The idea of a "coach-in-waiting" seems to be getting more popular. Jimbo Fischer at Florida State, Will Muschamp at Texas - Nick Saban has expressed interest in the idea at Alabama. I wonder if this will be a major trend. It looks like Washington and Tennessee and Clemson -- maybe Auburn and probably Notre Dame again will all have to go through high profile searches -- which seem to become more ridiculous every year. When Rodriguez gets the machine going at Michigan I hope he designated a coach in waiting -- somebody who can pick up where he leaves off -- so we don't have to go through a huge turnover again in philosphy etc.
"It's not about last year or who's here or who's isn't here," says your head coach. "It's about getting out here and competing and seeing who is here, and that's where we're gonna go."