he grew a beard
Here is a guy who, in my humble opinion, hasn't recieved enough attention as a candidate.
1. Toldeo native; claimed to be excited to live in Cleveland, which means spending time up north is not a big deal.
2. Seems to be one hell of an offensive coordinator. Record-setting and Championship-winning stint as the Miami Hurricane Offensive Coordinator.
3. Despite having spent the last 10 years in the pro-ranks, is still only 46 years old.
4. Made the Browns offense respectable during the dumpster-fire 2007 season.
5. Helped the Panthers offense improve dramattically.
6. Key player development as a tight ends coach during Miami's excellent run at the position. Not to mention Antonio Gates and Cam Newton.
7. As his current job is a "special assistant to the head coach" with the Colts, would be immediatly availible in december or (if need be) January.
1. The elephant in the room: the Cleveland disaster from last year. While his record with a minimal talent team left something to be desired, the second consecutive house cleaning that took place seems to not have been his fault. The Cleveland Browns were a terrible organization.
2. He has not coached in college since 2003.
3. Reportedly has a huge playbook that can take some teams a lot of time to learn.
4. Minimal head coaching experience.
5. His time in Miami may have been tainted with some improprities.
I don't know if he's the best candidate availible,but he seems to be a pretty good coach who has gained quite a bit of respect around the NFL.
Browns Fans: is there any reason why he wouldn't be a good head coach?
|Date||Michigan||U-M 3Q Points||Opponent||Opp. 3Q Points|
|Nov. 16, 2013||Michigan||0||Northwestern||3|
|Nov. 23, 2013||Michigan||0||Iowa||7|
|Nov. 30, 2013||Michigan||0||Ohio State||14|
|Dec. 28, 2013||Michigan||0||Kansas State||0|
|Sept. 6, 2014||Michigan||0||Notre Dame||7|
|Sept. 20, 2014||Michigan||0||Utah||7|
|Sept. 27, 2014||Michigan||0||Minnesota||17|
|Oct. 4, 2014||Michigan||0||Rutgers||0|
Edit: I think there's some misunderstanding here. This is just a thread to discuss whether or not Funk should be fired with a slant towards 'no.' It is a reaction to the calls for his firing in sUTL threads.
A summary of the debate to date (subject to edit)
Point: O-line is young.
Counterpoint: They're not as young.
Point: Borges effed this joint up. Compounding youth, unnecessary (and ineffective) complexity stifled learning.
Counterpoint: Can't blame everything on Al. What if we're mistaking the the root of the problem--maybe Al was trying to gameplan around Funk's deficiencies.
Point: He knows what he's doing.
Counterpoint: He doesn't know what he's doing.
-Ed: I don't know what I'm doing.
Point: You've got to look at this stuff in context. Blaming Funk for the poor state of the O-line is like forcing someone into a cage and accusing them of misbehaving when they throw something at you.
Counterpoint: We must judge him based on performance.
Calling all Experts
Magnus. Space Coyote. Other experts.
Jason La Confora is reporting that Bill O'Brien is ready to return to the NFL and that the Vikings, Texans and possibly the Redskins are interested. La Confora states that O'Brien's potential buyout is less restrictive this year and that PSU may face litigation if they attempt to collect a buyout from O'Brien because of he NCAA sanctions that were levied against them.
Edited: previously said Eagles instead of Vikings.
According to an ESPN report here, USC (Pat Haden) is going to smash the piggy-bank to get a big-name head coach. Thought this was interesting as we collectively ponder changes.
One industry source told me this week that USC is willing to extend an offer of up to $6 million a year to get its man. Yes, that’s more than Nick Saban makes (for now).
It appears that successful coaches are so-called gurus in one aspect of the team. Some are offensive gurus such as Urban, while some are defensive gurus such Saban. Is there any successful program where the coach is not really good in one aspect of the football? By the way, this seems to be more of a case in college football than in NFL where there are many so-called CEO coaches (e.g., Harbaugh brothers).
In case of UM it seems that both Bo and Carr where the CEO types while RR was the guru. Hoke is obviously the former.