Five steps to rebuild five struggling college football programs

Jimbo Fisher and Texas A&M need to overhaul their offensive philosophy. Icon Sportswire

By this point in the 2022 college football season, most teams can't change what they see in the mirror.

A fortunate few are still playing for CFP spots, while others remain in contention for league championships and solid bowl appearances. There's also a group searching for answers after failing on the field for most or all of the fall.

I've identified five such teams -- one from each power conference -- that need to be repaired for the 2023 season and what their five-step plans should be. Consider this a five-for-five exercise.

Who are the teams? Texas A&M is an easy choice after flopping badly in Year 5 under Jimbo Fisher. Northwestern and Stanford have plenty of similarities in their respective free falls. At 2-7, Virginia Tech is headed toward its worst season since 1992 (2-8-1), while West Virginia (3-6) could post its worst mark since 2001.

I've heard the cries for help. Here are solutions to get better next season and beyond.

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