Got a quick question for some of the more experienced GD guys. There's always a million threads out there discussing recruiting advice, gameplanning advice, etc., but I couldn't really find anything with advice on when to move up, and what the best situations are to step into if you're looking for the ever elusive Elite program as a long term goal.
I just won my first national championship in DIAA at Tennessee-Martin in Warner. I was hoping to move up to D1 and get a good BCS job that opened up, but the ONLY team that came open was Oregon (meh). I'm not a fan of recruiting in that area.
My (very) long-term goal is to get to an Elite. What is the best route for me to take at this point to get there? Should I:
A - take a non-BCS school that I think could turn into something good based on location/not as tough competition?
B - take a sucky BCS school and try to turn it into something good, but face tougher competition and possibly not as good a record as the option above?
C - stick with Tennessee-Martin another year and hope something better becomes available next year?
As a side question (not sure anyone knows the answer to this - but could be related), Does the impact of this year's national championship begin to "fade" as far as applying to new jobs in the future? For example, I always read about the past 3 or 5 years impacting recruiting vision, etc. Is the job market the same way? Will the national championship mean more right now (when applying for jobs) than it would 5 years from now? Or is that a static thing that will always impact my resume the same amount?