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first comment: "EVERY ATHLETE HAS ASPIRATIONS OF WINNING AND WE HAVE OUR FAVORITES BUT IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO OTHER STUDENTS ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS, TOO!"
stupid Pistons and their refusal to tank properly
rundown of Michigan's riser
needs moar usage
so much for that
This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.
will be michigan's highest pick in a while
money has to go somewhere
I am only motivated by people who have no opinion about me.
the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
but I thought that draft was supposed to be incredibly loaded?
If you're gonna go please be in the first round.
another delightful side effect of a 14 team conference
We won't know for a few years the quality of the hire, but we can at least give it an initial good grade
If you're doing nothing, how do you know when you're finished?
StraightDave owes me a steak dinner
And OSU hired a guy who won 2 national titles in 3 years. The Big East is pretty much a mid major at this point and I don't think there is a consensus that Jones is an impressive coaching hire given that he followed in Kelly's footsteps. He was Tennessee's 5th choice at the highest. Many successful head coaches in non-BCS conferences were hot coordinators just a few years prior. Also, I wouldn't use Mullen(a guy who said he publicly said he would take the PSU job and was turned down) and Richt as examples of all-star coaches.
We hired a coach who won multiple BCS conference titles and he flamed out spectacularly
Ohio hired a coach from an FCS school and won a national title
there are no absolutes and anyone who pretends that the best resume wins championships is deluding themselves.
When your team is winning, be ready to be tough, because winning can make you soft. On the other hand, when your team is losing, stick by them. Keep believing. -- Bo Schembechler
I wouldn't necessarily say either is an all-star coach. However, Richt has the highest career winning percentage of any head coach at Georgia who has been there more than one year. If they win their bowl game, he'll have 6 top ten rankings in 12 years.
I understand what you're saying, and I don't even really disagree, but my understanding is that both Purdue and Wisconsin are paying about $2 million a year for their new coaches, and I'm sure there are performance raises in place. Obviously, this isn't the top of the top in pay, but in any job, you won't get paid the most until you prove your value and ability. Also, it is super rare that any coach of a high major program would leave for the same job elsewhere. Most of the time, it's a lateral move. For example, Jim Harbaugh not leaving Stanford to come here. Why do it? The pay isn't much different usually, and there's the awkward transition and no guarantee of success elswhere. At least if you get a head coach that has had success in a lower-tier program, you know they can manage a whole team, as opposed to former coordinators, who might only focus on one thing and not really even do that well. *cough* Bo Pelini *cough*
So it goes.
People who get paid to write should:
"After a little rumor mill back-and-forth, all indicates are Wisconsin will tab Utah State's head coach as their own."
I've got your indicates right here!
Wow, that wasn't even buried in the body copy. That was the slug. And it still isn't fixed.
"Anyone who isn't confused, really doesn't understand the situation." - Edward R. Murrow
I'm not sure mills go back and forth. Pretty sure they go 'round. Even as a metaphor.
A Journey of Father and Son
Not in Wisconsin. They have those new fangled back and forth mills.
a lots a mills ya see. We are the back woods of the north.
Warning: My imagination is inefficient.
I was wondering how long it would take either of the two primary Badger posters to respond to this. Figured you wouldn't want to go outside and turn the generator crank on the ol' www internet thang on a cold winter night. You must be 10 beers warm already. Said in true love of all my Wisconsin acquaintances.
did it snow today, but it is the middle of finals. I just finished my own and am now drinking/prepping for my review session for my calc 2 class, so not a good time for big news to break.
That darn life stuff always getting in the way of important sports news. Doesn't life understand priorities? Good luck on your finals. Don't miss those days at all.
Just another example of the Big Ten getting cheap in finding new coaches. Sorry, but the former coach of Utah State does not sound remotely intimidating.
Then again, neither did Brady Hoke when we hired him. Hopefully it'll work out for the best.
It's been a lot. Its been a roller coaster that for some reason seemed like it would never get good. But you know what? We kept fighting. It's like that old saying goes, "Those Who Stay Will Be Champions." -David Molk
Gary Andersen was DC of the Utah team that beat Alabama in the Sugar Bowl
Seriously?? Why do these top tier schools not pay worth a shit in comparison?
Its called a royale with cheese
He put the hurt on Toledo in the Idaho Potato Bowl, but you can't put much stock in it. Toledo was down their starting QB, starting RB and the nation's leading tackler.
And they are Toledo. The type of team that isn't the Steelers and puts something different on each side of their helmet.
"I just hope Tressel doesn't fire me"
It was like 13-9 late in the 4th quarter, and then Toledo got winded or something and just couldn't stop Utah State's running back anymore who just kept breaking big run after big run just running out the clock.
Has no real commentary on the hire, but that was a strange game.
"I love him, he's a great coach, he's a great mentor, he's a great friend. He's every single thing you want a college coach to be, and he does it flawlessly." -David Molk
now that sounds just like a Wisconsin team.
I get drunk and stop obessively checking Bucky's fifth quarter! DAMN YOU UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN FINALS SCHEDULE!!!
1) Good hire as Anderson has rebuilt the state of Utah's 'third school' with little to work with. He now has Wisconsin's facilities and the momentum of 3 consecutive Rose Bowls so the potential is unlimited!
2) This ensures Urban and the Poisonous Nuts will win the Leaders Division every year.
We're going to keep the streak (of BIG champ games, not rose bowls - Michigan will be winning those) alive!
Without division realignment they will walk away with it every year, IMO. Said this the day they were announced and now it is even more so due to one of the only two decent teams over there being nuked for a decade. Heck, one could argue that Wizzy is not the threat on their side that they should be anymore. When Delany was looking out for the "Big 2", whether on purpose or not he threw osu in with an old power that has been average (psu), a consistent threat but rarely dominant Wizzy and then scrubs. Michigan got a few teams in that Wizzy mold, an old power that has been a good team but still not at their old glory (Neb), a team in NW that can beat anyone if you have a bad day and, IMO, one sure fire perennial scrub. Michigan, of the "Big 2", got the harder division and it's not even close.
Hope this doesn't get too critical, but at late point in my evening this had me wondering, would Brady Hoke (whom I admire) have gotten hired without those two years at SDSU? I saw someone say the BIG has been on the low end of coaching hires recently but aside from
Beckmann there aren't many MAC coaches in the B10, no?
Bo' Money Bo' Problems
Todd Beckmann- Illinois (Toledo)
Jerry Kill- Minnesota (NIU)
Darrell Hazell- Purdue (Kent State)
Kevin Wilson- Indiana (Oklahoma OC)
Bill O'Brien- Penn State (New England OC)
Brady Hoke- Michigan (SDSU)
Urban Meyer- Ohio State (Florida)
Pat Fitzgerald- Northwestern (Northwestern LB's)
Kirk Ferentz- Iowa (Cleveland OL)
Gary Anderson- Wisconsin (Utah State)
Bo Pelini- Nebraska (Nebraska DC)
Mark Dantonio- Michigan State (Cincinnati)
Wasn't Bo Pelini DC at LSU prior to taking the HC job at UNL?
You and M-Wolverine are both right with your corrections. Protip: use the right sidebar on Wikipedia instead of the actual article. Apparently I got lazy and didn't check my work last night.
And it be completely fair, Meyer's last job was "ABC/ESPN", because if he was still at Florida, he wouldn't be coaching Ohio State now.
Nice hire. Too bad it's at Wisconsin.... I was really hoping they'd screw it up, but no such luck.
Chaos is found in greatest abundance wherever order is being sought. It always defeats order because it is better organized.
I don't know if this is a good hire or if their AD is just trying to win a pissing contest. A coaching hire is usually decided on tradition, do you like to argue with rival AD's or are you trying to win a pissing contest. Hmmm...
Yes I got him a gift. He had a kidney stone. You piss a rock through your pecker, you deserve more than just a pat on the fucking back.
It doesn't seem like it is particularly easy to go 11-2 and turn around a program that has been in and out of conferences periodically for many years (including two stints as an independent team and one in the Sun Belt), but Andersen managed this, and did just about as quickly as anyone could have. Utah State is also a bit off the beaten path, which seems to make great recruiting difficult, so I think coaching may come into play even more, so there's evidence here that he's pretty good.
I wonder how much of his staff comes with him actually - I know Alvarez said that the style wouldn't change offensively, or something to this effect, but yet they hire someone who at least had spread elements in his offense. It will be interesting to see how they line up under Andersen.
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The most interesting piece of the hire is watching how he inserts his spread system at Wisconsin. If Michigan fans couldn't get behind it, I don't know how Wisconsin fans do. They were more "MANBALL" on offense than pretty much any other team in the B1G and maybe the country. It'll definitely be a big transition if he decides to bring the spread to Wisconsin.
Also, how the heck is he going to recruit the Midwest coming from Utah? Does he have previous ties to the Midwest (kind of like Hoke did)?
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His recruiting base here in Utah has always been getting the big Polynesians to play some FOOBAW. I can't imagine that following him to the Midwest. He also has a considerable amount of 21-YO return missionary Mormons, and kids who can play from the valley that like to walk on to the program. I really wonder what his recruiting will look like there.
Gary Andersen knows Defense. Prior to Utah State, he was a BIG asset for the Univ of Utah's Kyle Whittingham. Prior to Utah State, he helped Utah to become a good enough team to be admitted to the Pac 12. For those unfamiliar with Utah State, they have been a tire fire for a number of years, and he turned them around very quickly. That's not easy to do when you have BYU and Utah in the same state, fighting for recruits. Good hire for the Badgers.
Chuck Norris wears Brady Hoke pajamas.
Andersen did take a team with average talent and dismantle Toledo in a bowl game. He's done a good job of turning USU into a decent team. He's one of those solid guys that Wiscy seems to like. I don't know how he will react to being micro-managed by Alvarez, though.
Am a little surprised no one has considered Andersen's potential impact on our MANBALL shift.
While Andersen is a great defensive coach, the run D innovation his DC Dave Aranda has pioneered may actually work in our favor. Looking forward to Brian breaking the Xs & Os down next season.
The only thing you learn from history is that you never learn from history.
People here in Logan are pissed. Just a couple weeks ago (a few days before the Bowl of Idaho Potatoes that became Famous) GA came out and said he's sticking around. He has 2 kids on the team (1 committed), said time and again that the money has nothing to do with his decision, even after getting offers from Cal and Colorado. USU is historically atrocious, and getting a coach to turn around the program from literally bottom 3 in the nation to 11-2 and 8 points total from being undefeated (lost by missed field goals @Wisky and BYU) in 4 years brought some new air into Cache Valley. He's a helluva coach.
don't like Wisconsin
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