Originally Posted by Midmajor
This is correct. If you are John Becker or another successful coach, you are far, far better off being patient and waiting for a coaching position to open up at an already established program with a winning tradition. Jumping for money alone is short sighted indeed.
I'll add on clueless-ness of Athletic Directors doing the hiring who can't properly evaluate their own programs to find the right coaching fit. There are right guys to fix disasters...ADs just rarely hire them because they aren't going to win the press conference.