Every program goes through a rough patch and hard times. It's just how things go in college football. Whether a coach leaves, a couple subpar recruiting classes add up, a rival rises up from the ashes to overtake you or just momentum leaves, each program hits a down time at some time.
The best way to get out of it is to hire the right coach, who hires the right staff and they both attack the recruiting trail with relentless force and develop the talent to start winning on the field. In this 2013 recruiting cycle, I have identified 11 schools that I see who are on that type of pace.
These schools have been under-performers on the field in recent seasons, but appear to turning things around via a solid recruiting class this cycle. Good recruiting can be the cure almost everything in college football!