They had a lot of choices. Kiffin from the Raiders, who would have brought his father from Tampa Bay. Guy from Vanderbilt, Leach from Texas Tech, offensive coordinator from USC or defensive coordinator from Texas, Tuberville, any of the discarded NFL coaches...etc.
Instead, they took the easy way out and kept the interim guy. Don't get me wrong, he seems to be fired up and got them playing better, just don't see how he had the experience to get the job. They need a sure thing. Oh well, hopefully he turns out to be a genius and puts them in good shape and proves me wrong. I actually took my Dad down there this year to watch them play Maryland, they have a great tradition and stadium, shame that they can't back it up...it was a great place to watch a game, even though they lost in pathetic fashion (as was common with Bowden).