Coaching change – at the top or on a staff – tends to be high risk/high reward. Get it right and a program can take off. Get it wrong and a program can plummet. The Dash has seen some of both already this season.
Where the coaching changes are paying off:
UCLA (1). New guy Jim Mora is 2-0 after unleashing running back Johnathan Franklin (leading the nation in rushing) and getting the Bruins' best quarterback production in years (redshirt freshman Brett Hundley). With struggling Houston coming to the Rose Bowl Saturday, UCLA should be 3-0 for the first time since 2009. Caveat: that team then lost five straight and finished 7-6.
Arizona (2). Rich Rodriguez is 2-0 as well. He was given one great gift by fired coach Mike Stoops: He redshirted dual-threat quarterback Matt Scott in 2011, giving Rich Rod a perfect fit for his offense in his firstRead More »from Forde-Yard Dash: Coaching moves shake up college football landscape