Hill's tough attitude and willingness to take on all comers made him a fan favorite, but the program has never regained its footing since a 50-42 loss at USC in 2005, a spectacular game that secured the Heisman Trophy for Reggie Bush.
The Bulldogs fell hard, a tailspin of 11 losses in 12 games. Overall, they are 20-22 since the loss to the Trojans.
Clearly the momentum is gone and Hill knows it. He interviewed at Washington and openly talked about it. The strategy backfired. Fresno State fans responded by purchasing only 161 tickets for the Bulldogs' appearance in the New Mexico Bowl.