What is your grade for the University hiring Applewhite?
What is your grade for the staff that Applewhite assembled?
I would give the Applewhite hire a B+ (for reference, I would have given Herman’s hire an A- as the Broyles award winner, but unknown HC).
I would give the staff a B-. Some questions in that both the OC and DC hires have had success at previous schools and have been panned/canned at previous schools. D’Onofrio was successful at Temple, but struggled at Miami. Johnson struggled at Utah as a coordinator, but did well at Mississippi St.
I think there is some overreaction. I have stated before that I think people who didn’t like Applewhite being hired in the first place are the ones that have bigger issues with the staff.