With all the coaching changes going on this year, I've been giving a lot of thought on how a team chooses a new Head Coach.
What makes one candidate jump out of the crowd after an interview?
How big a gamble is it choosing someone who hasn't been a head coach?
Wally Bouno and Don Matthews were seemingly obscure assistant coaches when given their first HC jobs.
The same with Bob O'Billovich. But for everyone of these types there seems to be ten who don't pan out for what ever reason. There is always the excuses of why most coaches don't win consistantly (injuries, bad QB, bad ownership etc.) But the Wally Bouno's and Don Matthews's of the football world win consistantly where ever they go.
How do you find these guys out of the crowd, because you don't know for sure what they bring to the table until they are in charge.