All the stats aside, one of the benefits Anae brings to the table is his ability to recruit the Polynesian Pipeline. Coach Anae has continued help the Cougars bring in players that come from this pipeline and have helped build the program at BYU to succeed. There may be others that can have success jumping into this role, but Anae is already there.
In all there are a number of positives that Dr. Anae can bring to the Cougars and if he hires the right assistants and coordinators he can be very successful. Just like Bronco, he may have to learn a few things while addressing boosters, fans, and the media, but this would become easier the more he wins. With Coach Anae, the Cougars could look to have success, but the question isn't how much success -- the question is how much of a look will he get from the BYU administration?