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Discussion in 'College Sports' started by RedOctober3829, Nov 25, 2018.

  1. RedOctober3829

    RedOctober3829 Member SoSH Member

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    Here are the schools that fired head coaches that I know about.
    UNC
    Western Kentucky
    Texas Tech
    Colorado
    Maryland
    Louisville
    Texas State
    Bowling Green
    UMass
    Charlotte
    Kansas--hired Les Miles to replace David Beaty.
     
  2. JMDurron

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    At last, a list that Auburn should be on, but this time is not, unlike the preseason rankings list. Sadly, the University President had to go and give Gus Malzahn all of the $ last year, so...
     
  3. RedOctober3829

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  4. PaulinMyrBch

    PaulinMyrBch Don't touch his dog food Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I bet someone on the Board of Trustees at UNC looked around the room and said "he's younger than Roy" when this was discussed.

    Ryan Switzer had some tweets this weekend where he mentioned facilities needing upgrades for any coach to have a legit shot at recruiting. Can't imagine the age of the coach will make recruiting any easier.
     
  5. WestMassExpat

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    Pure money grab by Brown, not that I blame him. Will be a tough but not impossible job. He could almost certainly find a higher profile position.

    He'll do well there for a couple of years before burning out. Doubt he gets a win over Clemson, but at least he can finally beat Florida State.
     
  6. Greg29fan

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    Mack Brown is the same age as Nick Saban (not comparing anything else about them, just that), so I don't really see how old he is being an issue. I don't think the alums and fans are under delusions of grandeur about the football program, just hopeful somebody can return it to a contender in the non-Clemson portion of the league.

    UNC needed to rebuild the football brand and reconnect with the recruiting base here, something Fedora took a blowtorch to, and this hire should help with that given MB's recruiting track record.

    UNC also has an absolutely brand new indoor football complex (they just moved into it like two weeks ago), so while I certainly respect Ryan's opinion, I don't really know exactly what else he would be looking for.
     
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  7. PaulinMyrBch

    PaulinMyrBch Don't touch his dog food Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Saban has been dealing with negative recruiting regarding his age for a few years now. So that’s all I’m referring to. When you are an older coach, other coaches tell recruits you won’t be there much longer. At least Brown can tell recruits he just got there and plans to stay x number of years. But age is a factor in recruiting.

    As for Switzer, not sure how to link his twitter. Here’s the content of the tweet I was referring to.

    @switz
    “Indoor is fantastic and a huge upgrade, but just now getting completed. Weight room, locker room, meeting rooms, training room, players lounge. All old and outdated. And apparently kids these days need those things like they need air.”
     
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  8. PaulinMyrBch

    PaulinMyrBch Don't touch his dog food Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    DP, deleted.
     
  9. Greg29fan

    Greg29fan Member SoSH Member

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    I know what you mean, but UNC's class is currently ranked in the 60s, so it's not like negative recruiting is going to hurt worse than the actual recruiting has gone for this class.
     
  10. WestMassExpat

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    I think I was too cynical in my earlier post. Mack Brown was in a league of his own in terms of building relationships -- with high school coaches, with the kids' parents. He's going to do quite well in terms of recruiting regardless of his age. I'm sure he's committed to 3/4 years, and what other ACC coach can say to kids with a straight face that they're guaranteed to be with their program longer?
     
  11. ( . ) ( . ) and (_!_)

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    Dabo is an interesting case. Before he was at Clemson I would have said that yes any successful coach at Clemson would eventually look to move on to one of the true "Blue Bloods" of the college football world. But he has really built a machine at Clemson. Top notch facilities, university committed to football, power house in recruiting, in a conference with a good number of middling programs. How many jobs right now are actually better than Clemson?

    Of course there were these comments from last week https://www.postandcourier.com/spor...cle_2e6fd872-f0ff-11e8-b697-2bd10d1f5904.html but that just seems like bluster.

    The obvious move for him is Alabama but Saban doesn't seem to be slowing down and is likely to still be there in 3/4 years.
     
  12. RedOctober3829

    RedOctober3829 Member SoSH Member

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    BC OC Scot Loeffler got the Bowling Green head job.

     
  13. doldmoose34

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    I guess they didn’t watch very much BC offensive game tape... good for him getting an HC job. If Bates was still AD this MACtion job would have him leader in the clubhouse for next HC job... Bates loved the MAC
     
  14. RedOctober3829

    RedOctober3829 Member SoSH Member

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    Paul Johnson has retired at Georgia Tech.
     
  15. canderson

    canderson Fomenting voting confusion and angst since 2016 Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Interesting job opening. I don't know much at all about their staff, is there someone already there to take over?
     
  16. PaulinMyrBch

    PaulinMyrBch Don't touch his dog food Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Whoever it is needs to modernize the offensive style of play.
     
  17. WestMassExpat

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    I hear they have at least 3 options.
     
  18. WestMassExpat

    WestMassExpat Member SoSH Member

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    Thanks much, I'll be here all week.
     
  19. PaulinMyrBch

    PaulinMyrBch Don't touch his dog food Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Went to the Clemson@GT game this year and a sheet (sign) was hanging from a frat house that said "ESPN 30 for 30 - What if I told you there was a fourth option." Got a laugh out of that.
     
  20. canderson

    canderson Fomenting voting confusion and angst since 2016 Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Well played.
     
  21. Greg29fan

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    Louisville native and university alum Jeff Brohm told the Cards thanks but no thanks

     
  22. ConigliarosPotential

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    I saw that GT alum Ken Whisenhunt is being strongly linked with the Georgia Tech job, which as someone who wants to see Tech do well frightens me immensely.
     
  23. luckiestman

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    Whisenhunt is a weird case. He was a good coordinator (and back to being one) then did great in Arizona with Warner and then he could never find a qb and it got ugly. He had real success in a place that never really did. I’m not sure he is bad.

    I do always wonder about how well these longtime NFL guys can recruit.
     
  24. PaulinMyrBch

    PaulinMyrBch Don't touch his dog food Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Jake Spavital, WVU’s offensive coordinator, has been hired as HC at Texas State.
     
  25. garlan5

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    Not going to miss this dirty Paul Johnson cut blocks. I will say he did well there.
     
  26. ConigliarosPotential

    ConigliarosPotential Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    My worries about Whisenhunt are at least as much down to the the latter, and general difficulties in transitioning to being a college coach, as they are about the struggles he had in the NFL. How often do great, or even good, college coaches emerge from NFL coaching backgrounds? That just doesn't seem like a high-odds proposition to me.
     
  27. Humphrey

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    Do they want to keep the option; in which case I'd go after Monken (sp?) from Army.
     
  28. ConigliarosPotential

    ConigliarosPotential Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Yeah, I saw his name on a shortlist as well. There's no real historical reason for Georgia Tech to be a triple-option team - Tech won a national championship less than 30 years ago with a normal offense - but I'm not sure how difficult it would be to transition away from it using the players Johnson recruited.
     
  29. Ale Xander

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    UVA was ranked #1 into November, Nantz was calling college football games. Man we're old.
     
  30. ConigliarosPotential

    ConigliarosPotential Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Tell me about it! (I vividly remember Georgia Tech 41, UVA 38 in Charlottesville that autumn...)
     
  31. doldmoose34

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    if you really want to see why to worry about NFL retreds, look back to what we at BC call the 'Henning Error"
     
  32. shawnrbu

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    Game winning field goal by Patriot legend Scott Sisson.
     
  33. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    Always Missin' Sisson was a legend only in his own mind
     
  34. RedOctober3829

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    Bill Snyder retiring at KState and Terry Bowden fired at Akron.
     
  36. canderson

    canderson Fomenting voting confusion and angst since 2016 Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Purple Wizard to be replaced by Sean Litrell? A friend close to UNT says it’s going to happen.

    Talk about a philosophy change.
     
  37. RedOctober3829

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    James Madison head coach Mike Houston has taken the ECU job.
     
  38. RedOctober3829

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    Urban Meyer is stepping down after the Rose Bowl and Ryan Day will take over.

     
  39. garlan5

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    I posted in the CFB thread already but Turner Gill stepped down at Liberty and the rumor is Hugh Freeze might be offered the job.
     
  40. luckiestman

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    Does Urban go full heel and take the Jets job and claim Hunt?
     
  41. BillWarDamnEagleJay

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    Freeze is also a top candidate to take the OC position at Auburn and reportedly is also a candidate for Tennessee's OC job. A cynic might think that Freeze would use the reported offer from Liberty (Jerry Falwell's school) to ease concerns about his baggage and is actually gunning for an SEC job.
     
  42. PaulinMyrBch

    PaulinMyrBch Don't touch his dog food Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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  43. The Napkin

    The Napkin wise ass al kaprielian Dope SoSH Member

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    Finally something Hokies and Hoos can agree on :)

    Which eventually led to the t-shirt:

    UVA football. #1 in
    The Country
    The ACC
    Virginia

    Charlottesville?
     
  44. ConigliarosPotential

    ConigliarosPotential Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Everything is on YouTube these days, isn't it?



    The thing I actually remembered most vividly about that game was how bad the astroturf was...with soccer field markings much more prominent than the football lines.

    But back to the thread topic: I'm quite surprised Klingsbury settled for the USC OC job. He could have become an NFL OC, couldn't he?
     
  45. Brand Name

    Brand Name thinks there's no 'i' in denial Staff Member Dope Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Hey, Urban reported something to his superiors for once!
     
  46. garlan5

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    True but he has some weird connection to liberty now. They're div 1 now and falwell's gonna pay good money to a coach I believe. Rumor is bud Foster maybe a DC candidate and things are shakey in Blacksburg.
     
  47. garlan5

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    Only team in the state ranked #1 in the country!
    Y'all go down another memory lane besides UVAs! This is depressing
     
  48. lostjumper

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    Post of the thread!
     
  49. garlan5

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  50. garlan5

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    Looks like Freeze to liberty is official. Ian McCall from Baylor and Freeze together ..
     

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