Just a quick antecdote from back in Coach Lou's days here.Let me save you some time and analysis, simply look at Mendenhall pre and post coach Lou.
Coach Hernandez puts players in the NFL. This is a great get for the program.
Chase Daniel QB of the Mizzou team who routinely whipped our butts was asked which team he faced that was the most physically intimidating. I'm paraphrasing here and said that easy Illinois, they looked like an NFL team. Mizzou was in Big 12 back then and played the likes of Texas, Oklahoma etc.
Obviously we were bringing in some studs, but Coach Lou is legit.
Likes: DonIllini and Orangetool