Consider the conference bud. The Pac 12 is much harder to go from worst to first.
Not necessarily true, given the different levels of competition. WSU was relevant way more recently than UNLV ever was.
ANd you need to get off Wulff's dick...he was 9-40 in 4 years there. A winning percentage of .183. That is the worst record EVER in WSU history, by a country mile. He was in so far over his head it was frightening...hell, he took over for a guy who went 30-29 and got FIRED for it.
Doba lived off of Price's recruits the first couple of years. He left Wulff with no seniors on the roster, very few juniors, and a bunch of sub-Pac 10 athletes, many of which didn't end up on the team.
It's pretty damn hard to find a more bare cupboard than what Wulff faced at WSU.
That being said, how did hiring an OC from New Hampshire work out for Oregon? How about Tressel? It can be hit an miss making the jump from FCS, but I agree with Ranger on this one. Baldwin has a great group of coaches surrounding him, and I think he wants to be very smart with his next move and come into a situation where he can succeed. If that means sticking around Cheney for a few more years and competing for more National Championships, that only improves his value.