"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
whats your metric for picking which coach is better than another?
Where's Barwis on the list?
And I think he is a decent coach. I also like Tony Dews.
Lastly, Rod Smith has done a hell of a job with our QB's. Denard is night and day from last year as a passer.
I don't know what to make of Tall. He has a good rep but I'm not thrilled with what he's done with our upperclassmen. Frankly, I wouldn't shed any tears if we completely cleaned house on D. The only problem is, if RR isn't good at picking assistants, how do we know he'll get it right the next time around?
I look at what the staff has done with BG and Martin. Obviously, the DL has been a major letdown this year, but I think we will know more next year with the redshirt freshmen (Ash, Wilkins and Talbott) and Tall's abilities.
...doesn't Brandon Graham basically credit Bruce Tall for making him what he is? And he's the only position coach Mike Martin's had, certainly no negative there. And Jibreel Black hasn't looked out of place when he has played this season.
The only real flop is William Campbell, and I'm not sure that that is a coaching issue as opposed to a work ethic issue.
Once he really got into shape, we became a beast. He unnaturally quick first step combined with a serious strength program made him into a first rounder.
"He has a good rep but I'm not thrilled with what he's done with our upperclassmen."
Based on ... what, exactly? Have you not been favorably impressed with Mike Martin? RVB?
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Without that information, I'm tempted to classify you with those who refuse to consider that Banks, Sagesse, and Patterson just aren't very talented. To do so would (in their view) allow the RichRod fans to get their foot in the door and claim that the cupboard was bare. IMO, the truth is somewhere in the middle.
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I honestly don't know how Tall rates next to Stripling, but I'd guess that not too many people are qualified to make a judgment. Maybe you are.
I'm glad you've done your research. Everyone knows the greater than, less than, equal to method is bulletproof.
What the fuck.
Derp > Burp
GERG is the lb coach and Tall is the dl coach.
Outcome will probably be the same though
I wonder if Fred Jackson has considered becoming a head coach.
Edit: My comment isn't as funny now that the OP changed the post.
I am the center of gravity, hold a capital situation in Vienna, and as I am foremost in every victory, am allowed by all to be invaluable. Though I am invisible, I am clearly seen in the midst of a river. I could name three who are in love with me and have three associates in vice. It is vain that you seek me for I have long been in heaven yet even now lie embalmed in the grave. What am I?
Did you also shave your V for ....
my fav. I am trying to convince wife that "Black Swan" is a chick movie.
Calvin Magee > Calvin McGee
that McGee guy hasn't done SHIT but is still better than Debord... very telling
I've discovered Black Socks' weakness.
If Ron English is a good defensive coordinator, then Lane Kiffin (who took him to school in the Rose Bowl despite English's team fielding 3 future pro bowlers and 9 NFL draft picks) is the smartest football coach of all time.
I spent hardened years in undergrad wishing for Ron English to leave after the stomach punching that was our bowl games. Thats not even counting the horror. I treat this post as invalid.
Black Socks< Pile of Wood
we need a new DC?
Interesting thought... I am suprised no one else thought of that yet.
What about an evaluation of the special teams coaches?
N/A = N/A
Will everybody SHUT UP about Rich Rod. Whether you agree with him as a coach, or disagree, all this talk is just fueling idiots to talk. It's the hive mentality. Personally, I think RichRod is an elite coach, still. He's our best option next year, and beyond.
Whoever is in my corner, STOP TALKING ABOUT RR! Your argument is akin to posting:
"Reasons why I'm completely, totally not gay." It just makes people think you are gay.
Compare that to:
"Reasons why RR definitely shouldn't be fired" It makes our crack team of sports journalists think that RR should be fired. They immediately see you circling the wagons and smell fresh meat. In Rosenberg's case, both of the above cases apply.*
* - Yes, I made a gay joke. Yes, we are above that.
Neg and move on.
Unless you're the OP, in which case +1 yourself.
A neg that will live in infamy!
Yeah, it's pretty hilarious. If you want to neg me then go ahead. People are so sensitive. All I want to know is people's opinions on the assistants.
Using full sentences and paragraphs talking about assistants > <, > & = grading system.
> post something obvious
> that's been talked to death all week
> with suspect analysis
> near/during happy (cocktail) hour
> on a Friday (in this case pseudo-Friday of Wed before Turkey day)
You can't just compare coaches by the performance of their position groups, especially not in this situation. It's recruiting, its personnel, its injuries, its experience, and its coaching. If each staff had the same players (or equivalent talent/experience for their system), then this would be fair, but COME ON, MAN.
Dear Everyone: STOP DRIVING ME CRAZY. Kthx.
So you're implying that everyone = driving you crazy? I can't assemble thoughts without reference to mathematical symbols.
Fred Jackson=Fred Jackson
I don't know why, but this made me laugh pretty hard. In a good way. Well done.
Present Fred Jackson should be > past Fred Jackson because of extra experience.
So his equation is incorrect unless Fred was packed on ice until present day.
Or there is a legion of Fred Jackson clones somewhere on a watery planet...
Couldn't the inverse also be true due to complacency or other age related problems?
In The Week of the year.
Fred Jackson will give you +2 because only Fred can do more than +1.
Fred Jackson >>> Jackie Chiles
This post is totally inappropriate. It's lewd, lascivious, salacious, egregious, preposterous..
Fred Jackson <>><<> Fred Jackson
Personally, I Think Fred Jackson > Fred Jackson
Rock > Scissors
John > Paul > George > Ringo
Ditka > Jordan
Ginger > Mary Anne