Here's some Linda Richmond Coffee Talk for your Friday morning:
What other program has had a very successful prodigal son type come back to coach and also succeed? (Yes, 20 wins in two years is success, the fact that some M fans are upset just means we're back)
I can think of a couple. I think Spurrier fit the bill for Florida (Heisman winner, came back and coached to a MNC).
Also in our non-active category I'd put Da Coach Mike Ditka (hall of fame, NFL champ tight end comes back to coach Superbowl champs).
In terms of active coaches, the only one in my mind is Northwestern and Fitzgerald. Success may be measured differently there, but he's one of their best players and one of their best coaches ever. Anyone else fit the bill?