“Fleck said the reason Iowa and Wisconsin consistently won eight, nine, and 10 games a year was because those programs took the time to establish cultures, while Minnesota constantly changed its culture every few years, all the while falling more and more behind with every coaching change. Iowa has employed two head coaches since 1979 (Hayden Fry, Kirk Ferentz) while Wisconsin was led by Barry Alvarez from 1990 through 2005, and then by Alvarez’s hand-picked successors thereafter.”
----Insert Houston where it says Minnesota and you understand our issues and why Dana’s hire is so important. Look up the road at TCU/Gary Patterson for local example of the same. We must have consistency and a culture of consistency to be successful. We’ve had coaches who wanted to stay for a long time (Levine and Applewhite) but they couldn’t coach, now we have a winner who wants to stay.