It's gotta be Cam Cameron...
Well, the latest is it's down to Cam Cameron and Chan Gailey. I'm not a fan of Gailey's so I started looking closer at Cameron's stint at Indiana, since that is one the biggest knocks against him.
First off, it should be noted that Indiana has had only 11 winning seasons since 1950. (I didn't feel like counting beyond that.) Indiana is basically a punching bag for Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Wisconsin, Purdue, and sometimes Minnesota.
Cameron lettered at Indiana in football and basketball. So it seems to me that he got the job because of his history with the school. It was an opportunity to be a head coach, so he took it. Can't fault him for that. And expecting any coach to turn around the football program at Indiana is kinda like expecting Pamela Anderson to be a virgin on your wedding night.
Cameron's QB during the bulk of his tenure at Indiana was none other than Antwaan Randle El...
1998 - Antwaan Randle El rushed for 873 yds and 10 TDs, passed for 1745 yds and 6 TDs
1999 - Antwaan Randle El rushed for 788 yds and 13 TDs, passed for 2277 yds and 17 TDs
2000 - Antwaan Randle El rushed for 1270 yds and 13 TDs, passed for 1783 yds and 10 TDs
2001 - Antwaan Randle El rushed for 964 yds and 8 TDs, passed for 1664 yds and 9 TDs
Do those stats remind you of anybody on the Fins roster?
Why our choice for HC isn't between Cam Cameron and Mike Sherman, I'll never know, but it seems like a no-brainer to me.
1. Cameron has experience with a QB like Culpepper.
2. He turned SD's offense into a powerhouse (granted, LT had A LOT to do with that but Cameron's blocking schemes didn't hurt any).
3. His offense at Indiana was one their best even though they still lost quite a bit.
4. Cameron (45) is not too young, not too old.
5. He isn't a retread.
6. And with Dom Capers locked up as our defensive coordinator, we'd be well-coached on both sides of the ball.
It's gotta be Cam Cameron!