Fans have high expectations for Eliah Drinkwitz, the newly named University of Missouri head football coach. But a former college president’s research has found that if history holds, Tigers fans’ hopes could be dashed.
Former Kansas State University President Jon Wefald estimates that Drinkwitz, or any coach in a similar position, has at best a 30% chance of success.
“I’m not a mathematician,” said Wefald, who retired from Kansas State in 2009. “I just use common sense. Quite a few people have read my paper, and no one disagrees with the 30%.”