Though he wasn't hired until mid-January, it feels as if Charlie Strong has had the longest wait from hiring day to opening day among all new head coaches. Maybe that's just the nature of the job he accepted. Nevertheless, after what feels like a full calendar year of talking, it's (almost) finally time to play ball.
"It's the best university, why can't we have the best football team? Why can't that happen? Why can't we be the team that everyone talks about? We have an obligation to get this program back where it needs to be," Strong says.
Here's eight and a half months of culture change in 135 seconds: