This is another thread about Cosh. With that being said I took a different approach when looking at his ability as a defensice coordinator. The way I looked at it was with his success as the DC at strictly KSU. Now if memory serves me correctly he first came back at the end of Snyder's first run from 04-05. Now I think we can all agree that while mostly comparable the talent level was better on the defense and more fitted to Cosh's scheme. Now if you think about it in those 2 seasons the offenses were similar to what we see now. So what I looked was the total defense number through Snyder's first run with all the different D-coordinators he had under him, and to me the following numbers tell the story.
Starting in 95 when the cats were number 1 in total defense that year through 2003 they were no lower than 16 (in 96) and after that year regularly bounced between 2-6. I know that we had alot of talent graduate in 03 but still after that kind of showing over 8 years the fact that in 04 and 05 the cats dropped into the mid 40s tells the whole story IMO. Also in some of those years we were in the top 10 nationally in defensive pass efficiency. So I know there's always something but those number right there speak volumes about what we used to and should be and where we are now.