Underrated Gophers coaches since Murray Warmath (1954-71):

• Cal Stoll (1972-78): Era of tough nonconference schedules. Close to a full turnaround in 1977.

• Lou Holtz (1984-85): Embittered many by leaving quickly. Restored talent to program at its nadir; plus, a genius of offense.

• Glen Mason (1997-2006). Maturi's No. 1 blunder as AD: Impulsively firing Mason with no thought on how to replace him.