After Roof's 25 straight ACC loss in the final game of '07, the uncanny ability of "The Search" to detect a downward cycle kicked in again. Finally after "The Search" got the message that he needed to pursue coaches with head coaching experience, he hired former Ole Miss head coach and former Tennessee offensive coordinator David Cutcliffe.
He didn't help his cause last season when his team, even with Ben Simmons, the NBA's No.
1 overall pick in June's NBA draft in the starting lineup, imploded down the stretch.
He almost had to change his name twice, first to "Secret Search" and then to "Terminated Search." Every school has its method of finding a head football coach.
Some hire search firms to vet candidates away from the prying eyes and ears from the press, and then give the list to a school's search committee.
The Tigers failed to win 20 games and didn't come close to getting an NCAA tourney invite.
Finally, the role of "The Search" in Lesgate last November was a low career moment.
Franks, who had no head coaching experience, was 7-45 overall and 3-29 in Atlantic Coast Conference.
Seven games into Franks' fifth season in 2003, "The Search" did something that is now familiar to LSU fans.
Johnson's biggest accomplishment at LSU was winning the SEC regular championship his first season mostly using fired coach John Brady's players.