Found May 31, 2012 on Crystal Ball Run:
With guys like Mike Leach, Rich Rodriguez and Jim Mora getting back on the sidelines this fall, it's easy to see why so many fan bases are excited to get things started again in the fall. But how do you evaluate their success since most of them are taking over programs that have hit rock bottom? Each one will go through a transition period, even John L. Williams at Arkansas. Let's take a look at this season's first-year coaches and make a prediction for 2012. Terry Bowden, Akron I like the hire of Bowden at Akron. He's a proven winner and could turn the Zips around. Akron has invested well in its facilities and the administration has big expectations. Except for one stop in his career, Bowden has won big in his first year. It's hard to see the same thing happening at Akron. But it shouldn't take Bowden long to have the Zips at a competitive level in the Mid-American Conference. 2012 Prediction: 2-10 Rich Rodriguez, Arizona Rodriguez is the oppos...
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