- Jul 14, 2005
West Virginia isn't exactly the SOUTH ... good ole Nick is from WV. Not Bama.IMHO,
- Fickell is supposedly very devout and supposedly has the “Lou Holtz clause” in his contract (he can leave for UND with no consequences). But we have seen this movie before. Some guy has a BRIEF run in the ultra-weak AAC and someone snaps him up. Texas, Nebraska, Virginia Tech, etc. It never works, because the AAC is a cupcake league and being the slightly better cupcake for a couple years is neither difficult nor sustainable; and it simply does not translate to the major conferences.
- Urban Meyer is not a pro coach, and also supposedly is quite devout and has the “Lou Holtz clause”. He is only 57, and I never bought the heart condition stuff.
- Kelly is from Massachusetts. In history most all successful SEC coaches have been from the south, or at least the lower Midwest. Northern coaches have not had long term success in the SEC.
Where you are from has nothing to do with IF your a good coach or not.
As for Fickell, he would do fine at ND ... He's where he is BECAUSE you don't START at the Top ...
If Day decided to move on (I don't expect him to, but you never know) I would not have any issues with any of the guys I mentioned above taking over.