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Dan Enos on being a head coach: "It's not all it's cracked up to be"


Dan Enos joined SportsTalk with Bo Mattingly yesterday to talk about his new post as the offensive coordinator under Bret Bielema at Arkansas, as well as his decision to leave the head coaching post at Central Michigan.

Leaving one of just 130 FBS head coaching jobs for a coordinator job in the SEC was a head-scratcher at the time for a lot of people, but as Enos explained, you don't really see the entire picture unless you're sitting in the head coach's chair.

"I wanted to be a head coach. That was the whole thing I dreamed about and talked about." "Now, I’ve been a head coach. The one thing I’ll say about a head’s not all it’s cracked up to be. I had a coach tell me one time, a very successful NFL head coach told him, ‘Remember, it’s not all it’s cracked up to be some of the time.' That hit home with me." Enos explained. And while he may have relenquished the head coach title with the move to Arkansas, as the offensive coordinator, he'll be the head of the offense. So to make sure that Enos and the entire offensive staff were on the same page, Bret Bielema had Enos interview with the entire offensive side of the ball in order to initially get the gig to make sure they all meshed and were on the same page.