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"Ignore the spin from columnists and pundits, how Riley is an amazing coach but just didn't have the resources and so that's why he couldn't win more than 9 games (and that only once in a great while). You know what good coaches do? They win no matter where they're at. Urban Meyer Took over a Ball St team that was fucking wretched. All he did was increase their win total by 6 in his first year, and increase it again the next year. Then he went to a middling, .500ish Utah program and won the conference title his first two years, going a perfect 12-0 in year 2. Then he went to Florida. Nick Saban Took over a Michigan St program that hadn't won more than 6 games in any of the previous four seasons and gone winless the season before he arrived. Went .500 or better his first four seasons there before breaking through to a 9-2 record his fifth year. Then he went to LSU. Jim Tressel Took a Youngstown St team that hadn't been to the postseason in the 5 years previous before his arrival to a conference title and playoffs in his second year and over the next 13 seasons only had two sub-.500 seasons, 9 playoff appearances, 7 double digit win seasons, and four national championships. Bill Snyder Probably the most sobering comparison, as Snyder took over literally the worst program in the country. From wikipedia: "Kansas State had a cumulative record of 299–510 (.370) in 93 years of play, which was easily the most losses of any team in Division I-A at the time. The school had been to only one bowl game (the 1982 Independence Bowl), had not won a conference title since 1934 and had enjoyed four winning seasons in the previous 44 years (including two in the previous 34 years). The program had also not won a game since October 1986, going 0-26-1 in that time." By Snyder's 5th season he won 9 games and started a streak of 11 consecutive bowl appearances and eight consecutive 9+ win seasons. He didn't hover around .500, he won a fuckload of games and built Kansas St up from the worst team in all of football into a perennial contender for the conference title. Frank Solich Ohio had gone 11-35 over the last four seasons. In Frank's 10 seasons there, they have gone .500 or better 8 times, 9 or more wins 4 times. So, 80% of the time he has a winning record, 40% of the time it's 9+. Let's compare that to Mike Riley. Mike Riley Before his first tenure, OSU went 11-33 the four seasons previous -- almost identical to pre-Solich Ohio. 14 seasons at Oregon St. Eight .500 or better seasons. Four 9+ win seasons. So, 57% of the time he has a winning record. 29% of the time it's 9+. And I assure you, the blowout loss stats (losing by 20+) are even more depressing. Given that they entered into almost identical situations, the stats show that Frank Solich is an approximately 50% better coach than Mike Riley, going by record. Who did we get? We got a significantly worse version of Frank Solich."
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