Mike Bellotti - Former Oregon head coach Born: December 21st, 1950 Sacramento, CA Alma Mater: UC-Davis 1973 COACHING CAREER 1973-1976 UC Davis (assistant) 1977-1978 Cal State Hayward (OC) 1979 Weber State (OC) 1980-1983 Cal State Hayward (OC) 1984-1988 Chico State 1989-1994 Oregon (OC) 1995-2008 Oregon Experience/Bio: Bellotti's record at Oregon stands at 116–55. In 2006, he passed his former boss, Rich Brooks, as the winningest football coach in Oregon's history. He led the Ducks to their first four ten-win seasons in school history (2000, 2001, 2005, 2008). He led the Ducks to 12 bowl games, three more than they had attended in their entire history before his arrival. His best season was 2001, when he led the Ducks to an 11-1 record and a victory in the Fiesta Bowl. They finished second in both major polls, the highest final ranking in school history. The 11 wins would remain a school record until the 2010 team's 12-win season. Question marks: - Age, Mike would be one of the oldest candidates CU would consider which could impact the length of his stay as head coach - Time away from the game, Mike's been out of the recruiting circles for roughly 4 years and completely out of college athletics for 2 years since retiring as AD. - Resources, it was noted last time round that CU's support structure and facilities were a sticking point for Mike, but more importantly, can he do it with out Phil Night's check book? Strengths: - 14 years as an HC - Major conference coach - Knows what it like to build a program - Heavy west coast and pac-12 ties. - Understands AD politics These threads unlike recruiting threads are open to Pro/Con discussions, but please keep it civil.