Has any coach ever started off with 2 losing seasons and then eventually win a National Title for that same team?
Mike Lantry, 1972
National championship? My god, just making it to a bowl game would be like manna from heaven.
Woody Hayes once had 2 losing seasons but not back to back and not to start at Ohio State.
I know, I know it doesn't really help, and it's not our situation BUT
Mike Krzyzewski had a few pretty painful years when he started at Duke. Turned out alright I'd say.
Give him his chance, and it will be amazing how fast we all forget how we feel now.
My mind is shot right now but I'm pretty sure not. I could be severely wrong but I usually am. Maybe RR will be the first. Optimism is pretty cool. I never use it but I've tried it out and it's nice. It makes me all tingly inside.
first season in FSU was a loser
Red has to completely rebuild the hockey program when he got here and look where it is now.
Bill McCartney went 7-25-1 in his first 3 seasons at Colorado, all losing seasons.
6 years later National Championship.
......McCartney was building a program that was abysmal before he got there, not inheriting the winningest program of all-time.
Rodriguez inherited Threet/Sheridan and a roster that now has 16 scholarship players on defense that aren't freshmen. Just because it is at Michigan, doesn't mean the team Rodriguez inherited wasn't abysmal.
You're probably right. We were abysmal in '07 talent wise. Got it. Holy shit our coaches must have been world beaters to pull out a Capitol One bowl bid and win over Tebow and Meyer. If our coaches were that good with such terrible talent, Martin should have been fired for not hiring one of them.
also had 2 straight losing seasons at Georgia Tech to start before sharing the same National Championship with Colorado and McCartney
every situation is unique.