Alabama and Clemson can’t run college football forever. Eventually, their dominance will fade, and here are five programs that could take a leap in the coming years:
Texas: Tom Herman built Houston into a Group of Five power and has unlimited resources at Texas to bring the Longhorns back to national prominence. His 2019 recruiting class, ranked third, shows he’s on the right track just two years in.
I don’t know if I would say Herman built us into a Power. Although if I’m being honest, those were 2 of the best years of Cougar fandom for me. He was a great salesman with one foot always out the door.
Previous football dynasties didn’t include a four team playoff, of which those two seem to be a member of every year. That’ll result in stagnation and drop in interest. They need to expand the invitational, problem solved.
Oklahoma won 47 consecutive games and folks are still watching football more than 60 years later.
Ratings are dropping because there is more to do. Kids don’t grow up playing football the way kids did back on the day. Lots of reasons including other sports and concerns about injury. Look at our own alumni if you want to see an example of a lack of interest. That’s not a slam on us it’s a universal thing.
Ed was coming here regardless because Marcus was here and that has been verified. King said when Ed came, he decommitted from TCU and changed to UH. So, you could say that Marcus Oliver brought us Ed and D’Eric.