Overrated to what degree? He’s not elite, but it’s really, really hard to win at Iowa St. Not only is the state and surrounding area pretty much barren of high level talent, Iowa is really the program with the most cache in that state.Matt Campbell is incredibly over rated. He seems to be a fan boy year after year on here
A one point and a two point loss against undefeated teams. Not the best undefeated teams but still. They're breaking their records for season tickets. Attendance is WAY up. He's stated when Toledo visited, he and the wife fell in love with the place. If not Ohio St, I think he's happy to be Iowa St's Bill Snyder.Matt Campbell is incredibly over rated. He seems to be a fan boy year after year on here
I think the new model for NCAA coaches will be what Oklahoma and Ohio State have done. Groom a smart CEO style coordinator that keeps the train rolling with the primary assistants and support staff sticking around to keep continuity. Then just like the players they graduate to the NFL and the next smart CEO style coordinator already on staff moves up and gets the gig. As long as the University allows you to pay key assistants like a Larry Johnson this is a great model for the haves. Keep an eye on Brian Hartline as the guy in 5 years to get the next crack as the dude is killing it on the recruiting trail and is poised to have a slew of WRs move on to the NFL and make big $s. Al Washington is another guy to keep an eye on, look at LBs in 2018 vs 2019.I think that idea will get tested a lot more over the next 1-2 offseasons as Ohio State seems to be off the table for the foreseeable future unless Ryan Day has NFL aspirations.
Campbell perfectly fits the mold of what's hot in the NFL right now. I see him as being a college guy through and through though, and whenever the time comes he is going to be towards the top of the list that Michigan and Michigan State can realistically pursue.
Not sure what UM will do if Harbaugh doesn't work out, they have tried it all and nothing seems to work.x's and o's aren't his strong suit in my opinion. I'm not sure I see a Michigan in his future. He's good at finding that mid-level under-developed talent, then getting it to meet potential. This isn't something the elites need. But if they called... I'd bet he'd take Penn St before he'd take Michigan.