After the Fairbanks disaster, McCartney was hired. We could have gone back to the Crowder coaching tree to recapture the past, but we went in a much better direction. We looked at a program we wanted to emulate. Similar values on the academic and off-field behavior fronts that was able to win big and do it consistently. So we targeted Michigan and had Mac import that culture. Bohn was thinking along similar lines when he hired Hawkins. But the Boise culture doesn't seem to translate to BCS programs. It has failed at Arizona State, Arkansas and Mississippi. It failed at Colorado. Instead of keeping a sound hiring model and making an adjustment by looking at a BCS program to re-invigorate our culture, we instead tried to go backward to move forward. We hired former Buffs who weren't even qualified for the job. People can defend them all they want with "coached at the highest level" nonsense, but no one can possibly think that Embree would have been hired as HC at any other BCS program in the nation. This has failed and it shouldn't come as a surprise. The solution is to go back to the model that has worked. The Mac Model. What are the programs we can identify with whose university cultures and on-field performance we can respect? To name 3: Stanford, Wisconsin and Notre Dame Like with the Mac Model, we could target one of their defensive coordinators to be our new head coach. Stanford: Derek Mason Wisconsin: Charlie Partridge Notre Dame: Bob Diaco I'm sure a longer list could be developed. Of that list, Diaco's the guy I'd be most in favor of. He's awfully young, but what he has accomplished at Virginia, Cincinnati and now Notre Dame couldn't be more impressive. Next, we look at the offense. Defensive Coordinators are generally conservative on offense. Mac made that mistake. Initially he was a failure at CU and he had to change his staff and import a new offense that could compete after a disaster of a season in 1984. Let's not make that same mistake. Bring in an innovative OC and give him near total control of the offense. A guy who has been mentioned is Bob Stittt from CO School of Mines. I'm not sure he's the guy, but we need someone like that. In short, people can make all the arguments against me they want but I've got 3 pretty powerful arguments on my side: 1. Our current coach has a record of 4-19 and both his offense and defense rank at the bottom of the NCAA statistics. 2. The model I am proposing worked exceptionally well at CU in the past. 3. Using the tiniest bit of imagination, picture a Diaco defense with a Stitt offense and then try to tell me that wouldn't be much more successful than what we currently have. Scheme that could successfully compete in the Pac-12. That, in a nutshell, is what I'm pushing on the coaching front. Use the Mac Model for the coaching search. And pull the trigger at the end of the 2012 season.