Andersen's exit speaks to the pressure college football coaches face to win — and win fast

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  • at long last. . . Kirksville , MO
    Oct. 11, 2017 7:10 a.m.

    I think this says nothing about anything other than Gary Andersen's recognition that he had stepped into a position that was never going to work out satisfactorily. He just walked away rather than endure the frustration any longer. Oregon State is precisely where it will continue to be for the foreseeable future in terms of football results. They will nearly always be in the lower third of the PAC-12

    Andersen is a good coach who has enough money that he doesn't need to figuratively 'hit his head against a wall' for several more years before he is fired for failing to win enough big games. In this sense the similarities to BYU's situation are notable.