A hire of Mike Stoops, who was fired by Arizona this year after seven seasons, would certainly elicit that reaction.
Memphis is in desperate need of a bona fide name, someone who's proven himself at a variety of levels. The football program could also use someone who's respected far and wide.
Stoops has accepted no position with anyone as of yet. One reason why? He could be holding out for a head coaching gig. He's certainly more than qualified for the job at Memphis.
Among his highlights in his seven seasons at Arizona:
Stoops is among the best candidates remaining. Many schools are filling their openings, and a Stoops hire by Memphis would likely be considered a home run.
He also has a good eye for coaching talent. He hired now-Louisiana Tech coach Sonny Dykes as an assistant in 2006. Dykes is revered as one of the brighter offensive minds in the nation.
Assistants make all the difference, and if Stoops has hired coaches like Dykes in the past, the opportunities are seemingly endless.
Why Stoops makes sense: The Stoops' namesake is one of the more recognizable coaching family names. While he was ultimately fired because of a 1-5 midseason record, he had at least four wins in conference in five of his seven seasons. He turned around Arizona; why not Memphis?
Stoops, to put it simply, would be a home run.