Remember when we were arguing with Rutgers bloggers about which athletic director was worse?
What type of system do you think he will run? If I remember back to the Stanford days it was a lot of tight ends and full back heavy formations. Was that more a symptom of personel or is that something he will bring here?
Luck was not exactly thought of as being a mobile qb but if I recall didnt he have 500 yards rushing his last year including sacks? Also Kapernick is definitely in the dual threat mold, would he be more the mold Harbaugh likes?
So my guess is a lot of under center man ball with sprinkles of some read option shotgun?
EDIT All you grammar nazi's can die in a fire
From the smoke it sounded like Narduzzi wanted both Barrnett and Tressel to come to Pitt, and most of the MSU faithful thought 1 would go to Pitt to be Narduzzi's DC and then the other would remain at MSU to be DC. Barnett was their DB coach and Tressel their LB coach. Unfortunately Dantonio cut Narduzzi off at the balls and promoted both to DC. So that makes both our conference rivals as teams with co-DCs. In practice it sounds like Barnett will be the real DC as he was given Narduzzi's "assistant head coach" role. Tressel sounds like he was (ahem) promoted simply to keep him away from Pitt. New title, same job.
Have to give Dantonio credit for giving Narduzzi a big F-U and putting his program ahead of friendship. I was hoping for more staff disruption with the Narduzzi move - both these guys have been with Dantonio for 11 years, as had Narduzzi. Prretty unheard of at a P5 conference nowadays.
I believe it was Mo to Lloyd which transitioned into just the winged helmet. With such a loyal ambition to Bo do you think JH will revive this incentive for players or do you stand with a non-cluttered beauty which is the symbol of all that is Michigan?
Some interesting drrama happening at Utah. Fresh off a monster beat down of CSU in a bowl the program looks to be in disarray.
Kyle Whittingham is a very good coach - IMO a step below a Gary Patterson but ahead of Bronco M at BYU (my diary on Whittingham here). [If Harbaugh and Miles / Stoops types whoever didnt work out Whittingham would make sense here] His contract is up in 2016 and there rumors he was at least a superficial part of the Nebraska search.
His DC was stolen by Gary Andersen at Oregon State - that has got to suck. Andersen coached for Whittingham as a DC @ Utah, before he landed the HC job at Utah State, and went off to Wisconsin. Now he came back and stole Whitingham's DC as Utah doesnt have the resources to pay up. The DC, Sitake, is a lot like Aranda at Wisconsin - an up and coming under 40 year old DC who has built a good reputation very fast - very solid defenses without the 4/5 star talent programs like ours enjoy. He was with Whittingham for a decade.
Then his OC was lost this past week to go to be A&M OL coach. Dong punches everywhere and Kyle isn't pleased. Whittingham sounds incredibly frustrated and I don't blame him - you can only do so much without the financial backing to retain good coaches. Utah is getting Pac 12 money but is acting as if its a MWC team still. I am surprised if he was really in play that Nebraska went Mike Riley over Whittingham.
“In the time since, three assistant coaches have left the program, and sources familiar with the situation tell The Salt Lake Tribune that the relationship between Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham and athletic director Chris Hill is severely fractured, perhaps irreparably,” Matthew Piper reported.
“Those sources, who requested anonymity so as not to not compromise their ties to the program, say Whittingham and Hill were on poor terms before the start of the season, and that the rift widened in recent weeks. The two were scheduled to meet Friday, a source said.”
The reported conflict stems from Hill’s inability to provide the financial backing for Whittingham to retain his coordinators. “A source said Hill’s inability to lock up Sitake made Whittingham feel that Hill was trying to sabotage his program,” Piper added.
With Whittingham growing dissatisfaction with Utah and Hill’s leadership, the Utes’ head coach is actively searching for positions around college football. “The source confirmed speculation that Whittingham has met with administrators at other schools,” Piper continued.
PSU vs. BC in the Bronx and South carolina up 14-6 on the U on ABC.