When it comes to football, a talented coach can make all the difference. For a few years in the early 2010s, both Ohio State and Michigan, two members of one of the greatest rivalries in football, were both in a rut.
Years of mediocre coaching and poor recruiting had weakened the two teams, and by extension the entire Big 10 Conference. Ohio State routinely underperformed in the postseason and Michigan’s devastating loss to Appalachian State in 2007 marked the beginning of a dark period in the history of Wolverine football.
So what happened next?
For Ohio State, it all turned around in 2012. The Buckeyes managed to coax Urban Meyer out of what had originally been a medical retirement. This is the same guy who led Florida to two national championships with Tim Tebow
The turnaround was almost immediate. A strong recruiting class later, Meyer led Ohio State to the 2014 College Football Playoff, where the Buckeyes defeated Alabama and Oregon back-to-back thanks to heroic performances by Ezekiel Elliott and third-string quarterback Cardale Jones.
What about Michigan?
Michigan’s renaissance came far more recently. After a successful NFL tenure with the San Francisco 49ers, Jim Harbaugh returned to college football. Michigan had parted ways with Brady Hoke. Harbaugh, a Michigan alumnus, turned out to be a prolific recruiter and eccentric figurehead for the program with a documented passion for tall glasses of milk and khaki pants.
He is also an undeniably talented coach, leading Michigan back to prominence and restoring greatness to The Game in 2016—his second season.
The best team member for the job
Your organization is constantly under threat of attack by cybercriminals. You need to act quickly and decisively, and you need the right kind of help. 60 percent of small companies go out of business within six months of a cyber attack. You don’t want to risk going without an experienced network security professional against those odds.
Luckily, you have options. When it comes to your network security, having exactly the right person on your team can make a huge difference.
A report from CSO finds that cybercrime damage is projected to cost $6 trillion annually by 2021. However, with the guidance of an experienced IT partner – one that acts much like a football coach – you’ll never have to worry about breaches in your network security.
Choosing your new network security coach
Both Ohio State and Michigan took great care in selecting their coaches. They picked people that had experience, passion, and skill in coaching. And just like them, you need to take great care in selecting your network security partner.
And that’s exactly where we come in. Our expert network security engineers have seen and dealt with many different cyber threats. After all, the most experienced football coaches have honed their skills by working with different players and developing efficient teams and playbooks.
When you partner with Affinity IT Group, you’ll have access to a full roster of talented coaches. Under their guidance, you’ll be able to effectively block any network security threat that comes your way.
Reach out to us to see how our security professionals can help bolster your defense and improve your game overall.