Seriously. How do we get the decision makers to consider him? Obviously I've been fairly repetitive in bringing up his name on all the other threads, but this dude needs to get a phone call. There's absolutely no question about it.
Of all the "not yet proven" candidates, he is the only one to take a program and significantly improve it on both sides of the ball. Utah State was utter dog $#@! when he took over and he left it in amazing shape. I'm going to use my data from adjustedstats.com because it's easier and obviously the best. Offense and defense rankings are adjusted yards per play.
2008 was the year before Gary Andersen took over at Utah State. While he was serving as the defensive coordinator at Utah, Utah State went 3-9, had the #85 offense in the country and the #82 defense in the country. Their team power rating was #102 (meaning they would have been favored to lose against 101 teams using a standard power rating with no other information). So using that information, here are the annual rankings with the year before he got there and the current year since he left:
2008: 3-9, #85, #82, #102
2009: 3-8, #74, #109, #94
2010: 3-8, #107, #85, #95
2011: 7-6, #37, #47, #78
2012: 11-2, #23 #10, #27
2013: 4-4, #67, #14, #39
Let's see about Wisconsin in his first year there:
2012: 8-6, #25, #14, #18
2013: 5-2, #8, #5, #8
This guy can flat out $#@!ing coach. He admittedly $#@!ed up the end of the Arizona State game but at the same time I thought they got hosed. He handled it pretty well after the fact and it's obviously just my opinion but I doubt he $#@!s a situation like that up again. It would be perfect for this guy to get the learning process in somewhere else and bring his honed ass kicking ways to Texas. I'm unsure whether to hope he improbably loses on the road at Iowa or elsewhere before he gets too well known nationally.
Anyway, somebody kidnap some BMDs and talk some sense into them.