Only one bowl appearance since 1991 for the Spartans just tells you how miserable life can be in college football. Looking at 2000-2009 San Jose State is tied for 94th with Syracuse at 46-73 with a winning percentage of just 38.6 percent.
Mike MacIntyre took over for Dick Tomey who went 25-35 (6-24 WAC) through five seasons. His Spartans made it to the 2006 New Mexico Bowl, and they upset the Lobos in their own stadium (University Stadium).
MacIntyre went 1-12 in his first year under the helm, and though he has never had previous history of being a head ball coach, he has a ton of experience as an assistant. He had a short stint in the NFL with the Jets and Cowboys from 2003 to 2007. He also went to Georgia, Temple, Ole Miss and Duke.