With Dimel, I’ve always thought that was overrated.
In Briles’ second season, for example, still with mostly Dimel’s recruits, he only went 3-8.
By Briles’ fourth year, as I mentioned, he had mostly HIS OWN recruits, NOT Dimel’s, and the most important and impactful of those was Kevin Kolb, who ditched Okie State for us PURELY because Briles came to coach here.
It was only THEN that Briles won a conference title. That’s why I reject the “Dimel’s recruiting made Briles successful” bogus argument.
Dimel deserves LITTLE credit for Briles’ success, given the facts that I pointed out.
Dime’s recruiting was overrated, and his coaching performance here SUCKED.
He was the worst UH football coach during my lifetime (i.e., Yeoman and beyond).
Helton is a close second. The only reason he doesn’t finish #1 is because a) unlike Dimel, Helton won a conference title, b) unlike Dimel, Helton did have more than one winning season, and c) unlike Dimel, Helton did have a high profile win over LSU; one that got Gerry Dinardo fired.