Sucks for USM, but they will have to weigh the hotshot vs. veteran coach much like the other have-nots of the college football world.
A hotshot got them to the verge of a BCS bowl, then dumped them for prettier bride. Now look at the team.
Then again Bower had them bowling every year, but fan interest leveled out. I don't know how realistic fan expectations are these days, though. I know last year was a great year, but, honestly, that 2000 season which culminated in the defeat of #13 TCU in the Mobile Bowl was the most exciting time to be a Golden Eagle fan. The team felt on a steady pass to continue moving upward and accomplishing great things, not some flash in the pan season.
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