Heh! She's actually a pretty good gal. Vandy undergrad, Millsaps College Masters, MS School of Law JD. And I'm the smart one - I married her...
All that said, she's a pretty rabid college football fan - SEC of course - so she knows almost as much about football as I do (which, to be fair, ain't much). But I did have a bit of knowledge of the Vandy coaching staff prior to their arrival in State College. Actually think John Donovan was the fall guy for Herb Hand's failures. Hand was highly touted as a maestro on the offensive line, but the Lions Oline was putrid during Hand's two years. Donovan's biggest failure was not recognizing that small ball w/ the short passes was the best way to help the line...of course, that was undercut by Hack's inability to throw the short pass w/ any accuracy...etc. etc. etc.
Frankly, don't miss any of the guys who left. Think we made out really well, and I suspect that even when (if?) Moorhead leaves, CJF will have the playbook installed into his hard drive. I'm pretty excited about the next evolution of this team - think we can be a top program in the BiG for the next decade at least as long as CJF keeps recruiting top 20 classes.
A good team has to have players capable of making plays...oh, wait - we're so there!