Yes, I remember what Coughlin did in his short stint. My point is to emphasize the short. Their problem for decades has now has been this obsession with hiring a coach who is "committed" to BC for the long-term. They should have been looking for the new Tom Coughlin. And then when that person left after 3-5 years, find the next one. And so on and so forth.
Bicknell and Flutie put BC on the map. It didn't take them too long to fall back off it. From 1985 through 1990 (post-Flutie to Bicknell's last year) they were a combined 27-41. If you take out the 9-3 year in 1986, they were an atrocious 18-38 the other five years.