I can imagine a lot, but nothing that could match reality. Who would have thought Coker would be so successful? Or how could Miami go through 5 changes and keep winning NC? No one planned that out. The jury is still out on Florida's great plan. If Mack won a NC in Texas, would he reurn to his alma mater? Would we want him? Alabama is still trying to execute their transition plan from the Bear. Auburn is still trying to replace Pat Dye. Georgia may finally have a replacement for Vince Dooley. They haven't replaced Dean Smith yet at NC. My point is this: the best plan we can have is to create the strongest Athletic Department we can, fiancially, ethically and consistent. That will attract the best people, players, coaches and staff to carry on what Coach Bowden has built. The truth is the vast majority of "succession plans" have failed miserably. You have to have institutional strength to sustain excellence, and some luck to transition from greatness. And don't forget what that great sage Ringo Starr said about plans to reunite the Beatles. "You can't reheat a souffle"
Savor this while you can. You may never see anything like it again.
This post was edited on 10/10 7:55 PM by nukemnoles