Wasn't Dienhart the same guy that was throwing Brewster's name out as a "hot" candidate for ISU prior to the Chiz being hired? I haven't followed many coaching searches aside from ISU closely, but what's his batting average when it comes to these things? Sounds to me like he's spitballing and hoping he gets it right.
As for Mac, I can't imagine he's got it that bad in Gainesville. Sure, he's missing a few zeroes on his paycheck compared to being a head coach, but he wasn't exactly making minimum wage when he was here and Florida is known to pay pretty decent. What is he, close to 60 now? Does he really want to take over at Minny where he's going to struggle to crack the top half (probably more like 2/3)of the Big 10? He's played that game before. It's a pro sports town and as has been stated, nobody in Gopher land is going to be thrilled with him as a hire so he'll be hearing it from them as soon as he struggles. NOT WORTH IT MAC! Stay put.
It would lead to metric tons of wasted newsprint with lazy columns by Shawn Keeler and it would make this site fairly unbearable with comparison threads in all directions. I hope Danny Mac gets a chance to coach again b/c I think he desperately wants it, but I hope it's not at a bordering or easily comparable program to ours. How about one of the F_U schools?
I don't think he'll get it. Minny needs a high profile coach to help the TCF stadium from being empty (except when they play Iowa or Nebby or Wisky).
I agree with a lot of posters here saying that Mac needs to get a HC job at a mid-major if he wants to be a HC again at a BCS school. I think he enjoys his situation right now (he got offered by South Alabama, an FCS school that just started its first season this year, but declined and elected to stay with the Gators).
I know buckeye fans that HATE Tressell because he coaches so conservatively, and also the fact that OSU never seems to beat anyone out for the real elite prized recruits late in the process. Really has some fans up in arms.
Funny how every fanbase has its own stigma it deals with.
Mac in Minny-Soda doesn't hurt Iowa in recruiting battles like it would ISU.
Bielema also has a dumb looking nose and bottom lip. There I said it.
I think Dan will be a better HC this time around with his recent coaching stints in FL .... that will help recruiting.
On a side note, everything about Tim Brewster makes me want to punch myself in the scrotum. Repeatedly. Glad he's not ISU's coach. He's one of those nondescript football coaches that the fan-base doesn't seem to give a rip about because hes plain boring.
I really hope McCarney gets another HC gig. He's a good guy.
No doubt about it, if they hired McCarney they would win many second halves.