..it will still be done in the Mountain West. And people will still say, "That's not a BCS conference!" For him to post that year at Ball State, it took him six years. And considering other schools in that conference have had similar one-two year runs, it feels a little hollow. If he would've stuck around at one of these schools longer and maintained the success, like Patterson at TCU or Peterson at Boise, then I'd feel more comfortable about this hire.
Is he a good football coach? I think that he's answered that question with all his years of experience. But I'm just concerned about what happens on Saturday. Les Miles seemed like a good coach until he thought there was a run on timeouts at the local building and loan. Now people think he's a crazy grass eating dude who loves coaching semi-pro football.