Sunday, November 21, 2010
Coaches That Probably Saved Their Job
Ron Zook, Illinois- Zook came into this season needing to go to a bowl game and by getting his sixth win yesterday will be in Champaign for at least one more season. I know Illini fans have seen this before. The team makes some strides only to fall on their behind the season after. Illinois has shown some progress this year. They need to take another step up the ladder next year.
Tom O'Brien, NC State- O'Brien has done a great job this season. This is what everyone in Raleigh expected when he arrived from Boston College. Now, what does O'Brien do after Russell Wilson leaves town.
Ralph Friedgen, Maryland- After years of going backwards the Terrapins are going bowling again. Even after blowing a shot at ACC Atlantic, Friedgen got his contract extension. If they can build on this season they can stay relevant,when you think how anyone fails to claim ACC supremacy. I just don't see anyone doing what he has done at Maryland.
Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State-Perhaps the biggest winner on this list. At the start of the year, I heard rumblings that if Gundy couldn't succeed, Mike Leach might've been there to poach his job. Well, the Cowboys have exceeded expectations with a 10-1 record and having a chance to got to the Big 12 title game. Beat Oklahoma next week and he'll be there for at least another three years.
Mike Sherman, Texas A&M-Sherman had a big win against Nebraska last night. If the Aggies can get some help, they will have a chance at the Big 12 title and a BCS game. Something A&M hasn't seen in a while. The Aggie seem to be finally breaking through.
Posted by Unknown at 1:55 PM