In football, I think we're in for a treat. Maybe Mike Leach:
Playing and Coaching Career
* no playing career
* 1987 - Cal-Poly Assistant
* 1988 - College of the Desert Assistant
* 1989 - Pori Bears (Swedish football)
* 1989-91 - Iowa Wesleyan (OC)
* 1992-96 - Valdosta State (OC)
* 1997-98 - Kentucky - OC
* 1999 - Oklahoma (OC)
* 2000-09 - Texas Tech
In wrestling it will be slightly more dubious. Recruiting the top high school wrestling talent to strap on their shoes at MN has been a huge challenge for the Gophers. They've recruited and lost some of the nation's best wrestlers including Marcus LeVesseur, Destin McCauley, Matt Mincey, Tyler Lehman, and so on.
Finding a coach that can get Minnesota's best to strap on the maroon and gold singlet will be an interesting task.
If the MN athletic department gets it in gear we could be in store for a major revitalization at all levels of Football and wrestling.