Dave Doeren spoke about the recent group of coaches who were released during the middle of the season.
Several coaches have suggested that adding yesterday’s events to today’s schedule is necessary. Over the course of 11 years in this program, it is clear that longevity is not a common occurrence, especially with the rise of the transfer portal and quick coaching changes. It is unfortunate that coaches are now expected to produce immediate results, as seen with one coach receiving a large payout after only one season while another coach who has been with the program for 11 years did not. College football has evolved and the expectation for fast results has increased. As one coach pointed out, it takes time to build a successful program, not just a successful team. It is not something that can be achieved overnight, especially if you are a new coach at a new school. It requires patience and support from the administration, as well as showing results in a timely manner. Fortunately, this program has been able to consistently deliver results, making it to nine bowl games in 11 years. As a coach, it is important to have alignment with the leadership in order to achieve these results.