Remember the quote from Coach Bohl when he signed his contract extension. It was along the line of recruits wanting to know if he was going to be around if they committed to the team. Coach Bohl said he signed the contract as a commitment that he would be around. And yes, we know that things can happen, but for him to emphasize this following the signing of the contract says a lot. In my humble opinion.
We need to look at some sort of lump sum bonus for Bohl. For instance, if he is still the coach on jan 1, 2020 then he will receive 1.5 million dollars. Other non bcs programs have done this and it is a great way to sweeten the pot while recognizing his market value.
North Dakota State, a football team the big boys of college football should avoid like the plague, helped christen a $90 million renovation to Snyder Family Stadium — including a statue of famed Kansas State coach Bill Snyder himself — by taking a sledgehammer to the place.Bob Lutz, The Wichita Eagle, August 30th, 2013
There are too many intangibles. His salary is a crap ton in Fargo. Fargo is also a great place to live. He could easily fit into the Jerry Moore mold. Remember - Moore was also a IA assistant for a long time before he went to App State and ended up staying there forever.
No reason to put up with all the crap that goes along with a BCS program just for some more money.
What has made Bohl so successful is that he hires coordinators that he allows to do their jobs. Bohl manages coordinators and the big picture stuff in a game while he lets his coordinators take care of their respective parts of the game. Like in last year's game with GSU. Bohl said he slipped into the offensive huddle on the sideline because he was curious. Not to micromanage. Just because he was curious. He has a general philosophy about direction, he hires coordinators who share his philosophy, and then trusts they will take care of their business. The funny thing is their failures reflect on him, as well. That is a heck of a lot of trust in your people.
I can't see him as a coordinator. He is a head coach. I hope he is a head coach for NDSU for a long time but I get it and would applaud his decision if he were to move on.
I wouldn't be surprised if we lost Gene before we lose Bohl. Losing either would suck.