He came in and beat both LSU and Auburn in the first year.
That doesn't mean anything.
The guy is a offensive genius.
Yes, he has a great offensive mind. I agree.
With the talent that BP had to work with , Yes i would venture to say he had great success.
My point is that at some point I would think you have to determine success based on championships. He never even played for an SEC Championship, let alone a National Championship. Sure he had Arkansas going in the right direction, but ultimately he never even won his own division. If he hadn't screwed the pooch (or his secretary) we MIGHT be having a totally different discussion, but we will never know.
My only point like 30 minutes ago, which several other posters seemed to agree with, is that I'm not going to call Kevin Sumlin at A&M the second best hire the country or even in the SEC since 2007. I'm not saying the guy sucks as a coach and won't ever win. I am saying that one successful season where he is at in the SEC does not make the second greatest hire. The douche I was arguing with tried pointing out his great record at UH which has absolutely nothing to do with his record at A&M. Sure, he has been a good coach in his career, but lets see him win a little more and maybe knock someone off the top of mountain before we say they were the second best hire in the nation or conference or whatever.