RE has many strong qualities...but is he a strong enough football mind to take a good team to great? Not sure. I always felt like there was a ceiling with RE at UConn...most of that was UConn..but I never felt like he had the ability to be creative enough to overcome in challenging situations. He could at some level....but I remember Wake in the bowl....OK game...and pretty much any WVU game. He played so conservative that the team never really had a chance to win.
So with all that talent in MD on offense...can he find the right plan to surprise top teams? I guess the answer is "not yet".
Very good coach who was great for UConn....not sure he is an elite coach though.
I would say "good" coach. I can't get to "very." He was a good coach. He had a lot of help from the fact that we were in a BCS conference, and he had the undeniable impediments: Uconn, Northeast, no tradition, and, of course, recruiting in trailers. And for those of you who want to belittle, or make fun of that, take a step back and think about it. Let's see, U Miami, all the bells and whistles, or trailers? Hmmmm.