Charlie Strong taking over as defensive coordinator

Charlie Strong. (Will Gallagher/IT)
Charlie Strong. (Will Gallagher/IT)

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When a head coach takes over a coordinator’s role, it’s generally viewed as a desperate action with little hope for success. There’s no doubt that it’s an urgent move and it assuredly signals that the coordinator is done, but there have been a number of head coach takeovers which have turned out pretty well.

At least in the short term.Some turnarounds are immediate, while others require a full off-season to implement. Charlie Strong’s job rests on the former proposition.

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