I wouldn't go so far as to say he's rebuilt it yet.He's an "idiot" that's shown he can rebuild a football program...twice...and he's going to be very wealthy as a result.
I wouldn't go so far as to say he's rebuilt it yet.
Fleck will need to rack up some more quality seasons before anyone can say he's un-capsized the boat.
Fortunes can turn around in a hurry, and the most important mark of a successful rebuild (in my opinion) is sustaining it.
I still think Belton screwed up. He had enough time to react and adjust. He could have easily let it be known how he could have easily blown him up.
I'm going from the perspective that they both tell their players to fake injuries. I think they are both liars and are unethical.
I try to take a kid or my dad to a game once a year on the visitors sideline within the first 2-3 rows and this is one of the reasons (within monetary sanity).True. But the trajectory is undeniable. You don't just fall into a 10 win season in year 3.
On a related note, my buddies have tickets behind the visitor's bench. They've been there since Hayden and I've sat with them a number of times. They always say that you can tell a lot about a team and their coaching by how they handle themselves on the sidelines at Kinnick. Some turn around and are easily distracted by comments, etc...others retain their focus. (occasionally a guy will turn and smile like "that was a good one") You can also see and hear a lot of the interactions and chat in the bench area. (spoiler alert, some of the biggest tool teams are Nebraska, Illinois, and ISU)
Minnesota handled themselves as well as any team in recent memory. Like Fleck or not, his team plays for him and they are organized and disciplined. That's the take from IOWA fans who get to see every team up close.