i like 'em both
Intersting day of football. Seattle is looking bad again. Carolina for the 3rd time this year basically forgot to show up.
Denard is having a solid game for the Jags.
And the Kirk Cousins era in Washington is over.
The cursed Buffalo Bills have lost both Spiller and Jackson to what looked to be serious injuries.
Jaguars RB Denard Robinson starting today vs. Cleveland.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 19, 2014
It's about damn time they give him a chance.
After seeing the Lance Leipold post, I should preface this post by saying that I did as complete a search as I could and did not find Boston College HC Steve Addazio mentioned as a CC topic and he wasn't even covered in Ron Utah's and Alum96's lists. He was mentioned in comments from time to time but I think he's worth a serious look and find it odd he's been overlooked.
In my various comments I've been one of those guys (similar to Brian) saying there's Harbaugh, Harbaugh, Miles, Mullen, then abyss ... but if there was a "solid, second teir" of choices I think Addazio belongs on that list more than anyone else (such as Butch Jones, case and point).
Addazio has some obvious and glaring connections to names already mentioned throughout these CC posts: Brad Bates, Urban Meyer and Dan Mullen; and also other less-discussed guys with UM ties like Scot Loeffler and Chuck Heater.
If Boston College's Brad Bates were selected as AD, Addazio's name would obviously vault to the top of the list by default, and this wouldn't be a bad thing. Having an AD and HC who have worked together before would be beneficial.
Addazio cut his teeth on the ND staff as OL coach, abeit during Bob Davie's tenure '99-'01. He then went to Indiana for a couple years and was DiNardo's OC. Neither program had much success but they at least give him some familarity with the midwest.
Addazio then became the OL coach for Florida. It looks like he started with Zook and remained on staff with Meyer, where he eventually became co-OC with Dan Mullen and eventually assistant head coach to Meyer, including the (edit) '06 and '08 NC years.
The rest of his career up through Temple and Boston College are all documented here of course, so no need to keep loading up this post http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Addazio but he did lead a mild turnaround including a bowl win during his brief stint as Temple HC and is now holding his own in the ACC, including a nice home win against USC. He did get, however, housed by RichRod's Wildcats in the bowl game last year, fwiw.
I'd love to see Addazio's name added to another edition of Ron Utah's "where we stand" and also to Alum96's ultimate matrix. It seems like he'd score solid B's on track record, recruiting, and roster fit; probably lower than B on Michigan ties but if you factor in Brad Bates that becomes an "A" -- and his former DC Chuck Heater is a former Wolverine and is currently DC for undefeated Marshall, which is tantalizing. His familiarity with Urban Meyer can only be of help, as well.
Also factoring in Bates, I think he'd score an "A" for chances/loyalty, and I also really like his tough and smart demeanor from what I've seen. Below are some video snippets including a pregame speech that evokes a little bit of Hoke (not a bad thing, from the current players perspective), and a LOT of Bo Schembechler at the end.
And this clip is your moment of Zen: Addazio is a former big-time OL coach and OC...
What do we think?
Lance Leipold. Head Coach of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks, which have been the dominant force in D-III since 2005 winning multiple national titles. Even more impressive than Mount Union. Say what you will about level of competition, but any coach making this kind of history is impressive: 0.943 (100W - 6L) winning percentage, five national championships in seven years and the fastest coach to 100 wins in history. A quick Google search yielded minimal results of what system they run. Landing him as coach may be a long shot. He does coach for his Alma mater...
Well, I figure we've got about an hour before things really get serious, so here we go.
Someone else can post tonight's schedule.
|3:30 PM||No. 21 Texas A&M at No. 7 Alabama||CBS|
|3:30 PM||No. 8 Michigan State at Indiana|
Rutgers at No. 13 Ohio State
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|3:30 PM||No. 24 Clemson at Boston College|
UCLA at California
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|4:00 PM||No. 10 Georgia at Arkansas|
|4:00 PM||No. 15 Oklahoma State at No. 12 TCU||FOX Sports 1|