The Sporting News has a list of five up and coming coaches. We had heard of Dan Hawkins (Boise State) and Greg Brandon (Bowling Green) before, but others are not as well known. Then again with Dorrell at the helm we could be taking on any one of them at some no-name bowl next year, and make them instant winners. Anyways, here are three news names from the Sporting News:
Chris Hatcher, Valdosta State. In five years, he has put up 59 wins, one Division II national title, one national title runner-up and four Gulf South Conference titles. Here's the best part: He's only 32. He won the Harlon Hill Trophy -- the Division II Heisman -- in 1994 as a quarterback at Valdosta State, and he has fantastic knowledge of the passing game.
Bobby Hauck, Montana. A young Rick Neuheisel without all of the baggage, Hauck is an energetic, passionate recruiter and the charismatic voice of the program. He has worked as an assistant at major programs -- UCLA, Colorado, Washington -- and flourished in his first head coaching job despite huge expectations (think Alabama). Hauck won a piece of the Big Sky Conference title in each of his first two seasons and lost in the I-AA championship game last season.
Tom O'BrienThoughts, additions, comments?
Mike Price (he is rollin' baby!)