After four years of being the head coach of the Central Michigan Chippewas, Dan Enos had enough.
Enos surprised many when he decided to step down as a head coach and accept the offensive coordinator position with the Arkansas Razorbacks.
The constant spotlight as a head coach was apparently too much for Enos.
“At one point in my career, I wanted to be a head coach, and that was the whole thing I dreamed about and talked about,” Enos told SportsTalk with Bo Mattingly, via CoachingSearch.com. “I’ve been a head coach. The one thing I’ll say about a head coach: It’s not all it’s cracked up to be. I had a coach tell me one that, one time, a very successful NFL head coach told him that. ‘Remember, it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.’ That hit home with me.
“To be honest with you, my family and I left for this opportunity. I really haven’t thought too much beyond. I just would like to be here and be at Arkansas and be the coordinator for many years. Beyond that, I don’t have any other further aspirations, other than to help this program get better and do my part to help our team win a championship.”
Prior to his arrival in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, Enos served as Mark Dantonio‘s quarterbacks and running backs coach with the Michigan State Spartans and Cincinnati Bearcats. He hasn’t held the title of offensive coordinator since his only season with the North Dakota State Bison in 2003.
Enos is now a coordinator in the SEC and gets paid handsomely as part of Bret Bielema‘s staff (nearly double his yearly salary at Central Michigan).
If another opportunity presents itself to be a head coach at a premier institution, it’s hard to imagine Enos not strongly considering the opportunity. But he has to prove himself first at Arkansas.