The chances of that happening are about as good as the Detroit Lions chances of a Super Bowl appearance this season.
Yet, here is legendary coach Dennis Erickson returning to the place he first called home some twenty four years earlier to finish out what has been a highly successful, albeit controversial coaching career. The fifty-nine year old head coach is once again steering things in Moscow, Idaho, a place he took his first steps to glory.
Erickson stayed just four seasons with the Vandals, but that's all it took for him to become the school's all-time winningest head coach posting two nine wins seasons and one eight win mark.
But it was his stint at the University of Miami that really brought Erickson the acclaim he found as a head coach.
With a steady stream of pro prospects in the talent rich hotbed of South Florida, Erickson was able to mine two National Championship seasons in Coral Gables. He never won fewer than nine games in any season, had one undefeated season and two eleven-win seasons.
But with the success came increased scrutiny as the Hurricanes piled up recruiting violations almost as quickly as first downs. With three years probation looming and a loss of 31 scholarships, it was time to jump ship.
Partly due to his enormous popularity in the Pacific Northwest, he was named head coach of the Seattle Seahawks. But the success he found at the collegiate level never came his way in the professional ranks. Despite the Seahawks dipping heavily into free agency during his tenure, Erickson could do no better than 31-33 in four years there and was fired.
Again, he was tabbed for the NFL, this time with the San Francisco 49ers, but the results were the same. After two subpar season, Erickson was dismissed and after a period of flirtation with several big name schools, Idaho came calling.
"I look back, and at the time I thought it was the right thing to do," said the coach about leaving the collegiate game twice for the pros. "I would have done it again."
But why come back to Idaho, when, no doubt, many big time schools would have been interested in his services during the off-season?
"I just thought it was an opportunity for me to come back, give back and get back to coaching college football ... my first love," Erickson said.
But you wonder how long with a coach with Erickson's pedigree will stay in a remote place like Idaho where talent is hard to come by and success hard to sustain. His name has been mentioned in connection with schools in the south like Alabama,Mississippi and South Florida.
Some wonder how Erickson would fare in the Big Ten, where the recruiting ground is fertile and very few successful new coaches have been hired. Some believe Erickson could loosen the stranglehold Ohio State's Jim Tressel seems to hold over the conference.
There is no doubt that he can and will win again, the only question is where he'll settle for good.
It's unlikely to be Moscow.