He had a good gig at WKU but had little success at USF this year...Best of luck to the man!
OT: Nick Sheridan Fired at USF
He will be fine. Coaches get hired and fired and rehired all the time. Minor setback in a long process. Heck, he will probably learn the most from this experience.
This is certainly not OT.
But this is a big bummer. They rotated three QBs all year long, all of whom sucked, and the one that sucked the least was a true frosh who wasn't even ready to play at the beginning. Hardly Sheridan's fault. He'll land on his feet, there's a reason he was brought to USF even though he didn't really have the experience for the job.
Rumors are that Justin Feagin is likely to fill the vacancy.
Just keep him away from any matches
Steven Threet is next in line.
Whatever happened to The Coner?
He is a musician, filmmaker, and a commercial director.
Wasn't there a picture that was posted here where he was in the background holding a camera or something?
He will get another chance. He moved onto a pretty good job in his 20s. Future is bright for him due to being young, experience in multiple systems and connections made through his career and his father's.
You heard it here first.
I wouldn't put anything past the Lions. Haha
There is actually talk that Tony Dungy might come back just to coach the Lions. It's a long shot but Dungy himself said that if he were to come back, it would be to coach in Detroit.
No. He said if he were to come back he would. But then he clearly has stated there is no way he is coming back. This is how false rumors get spread.
Exactly. This is like when I told my wife that if I were to have an affair, it would be with our neighbor Janet. But then I told her it doesn't matter because I'm not having an affair. Somehow she totally missed that last sentence, even though it was arguably the most important.
My wife's name is Janet!
Well tell her to stop giving me the sexy eyes. And you know I'm not the only one.
Did you actually read what I said?
A lot of the talking heads on tv have said that the Detroit job is actually the best job right now. I think that's what you were suggesting with your comment about Tony Dungy. I agree, the Lions really are stacked with talent. The right coach could come in and make a strong playoff run.
The game vs. MSU was butal to watch for both teams. Hopefully, the guy gets on the EMU staff or somewhere in the Midwest.
There aren't very many responses yet from USF fans over at Voodoo Five (their SBNation site), but some of the ones that do exist actually express some puzzlement at the situation. The prevailing feeling so far seems to be that the USF offense was epically bad, but their contention is that if Taggart is calling the plays (I don't know that this is true - not terribly familiar with the USF situation), changes may not be terribly effective.
As for Nick Sheridan, he'll land on his feet somewhere - in his twenties and already part of Division I staffs, now with some experience under his belt? He should be OK, I think. Good luck to him.
I'm a little puzzled too. I followed his situation there simply because of him, but the things out of his control couldn't have gone much worse. They started the season with the most experienced, senior QB. But then he sucked, so they went with Bench, the PSU transfer who had some in-game experience, but at another school. Well, he sucked too. They then went with a frosh QB, who turned out to be OK, and rolled with him for the rest of the season.
They went to the frosh kid in game 7, and it's possibly he just wasn't ready before that. You can't really put that on the QB coach. Over 5 games, the frosh threw for over 1,000 yards, and although he didn't beat anyone, the offense looked OK. This just seems like the HC needed to shake things up and ditched the youngest guy on the staff.
That is an unfortunate name for an athlete.
The linked article states that Taggert does call the plays; but, he can't fire himself, so he fired his OC/OL coach and Sheridan.
He's only 25, He'll be fine. He'll probably have to take a step down to the FCS level for his next job (maybe MAC if he's lucky), but he's got plenty of time to rebound.
Sucks for his family though, since his dad just lost his job as defensive coordinator of the Tampa Bay Bucs.
I hope he ends up here eventually.
So he will eventually end up here because that's the only pre-req for coaching at Michigan.
...what you're saying is that he is, in fact, a "Michigan Man". Thanks for the clarification.
After that Minnesota game, he sure is. Could you imagine if we'd had a 2 win season?
He played for Michigan. No need to look any deeper than that, even if its meant to set up a really poor passive-aggressive "joke".
How could one, with knowledge, say that Sheridan is most closely associated to Rodriguez? Well, I guess he played under Rodriguez. He also played under Lloyd. He is, in fact, most closely known as the son of Bill Sheridan. He's a smart kid, and likely will be a very good coach. The fact that he played under Rodriguez will be a learning lesson for him to know what NOT to do.
Yeah, what budding offensive coordinator in his right mind would want to take lessons from Rich Rodriguez?
I hear RichRod is looking for help.
I know that was meant as a snark, but Arizona wouldn't be a bad place for Nick at all.
Arizona would be a step up from USF, so I don't see Rich Rod hiring him for the same position. But maybe he would bring him on in a lesser role with an eye towards promoting him later on. At the very least, Rodriguez would probably be willing to make some calls on Nick's behalf. He seemed well-liked by Rodriguez and his staff.
I know you are trying to make a joke, but arizona is better in all aspects than michigan, including defense. So maybe we could use him here. How about that for a joke?
Either way, totally understandable for them to can some guys on offense. They were awful.
Luckily, Nick is young enough that he'll land somewhere quickly enough. This might set him back a few years, but if he's a decent enough coach he'll get right back in there. Heck, he was a QB coach at a BCS school as a 26(?) year old? He's gonna be alright
Not one Al Borges comment yet? Did 2014 gobble up all the snark?
In all seriousness, best of luck to Nick.
Fire Al Borges, hire Nick Sheridan. Happy now?
Good luck to Nick.
He'll be fine, but that's always tough. I suspect that he'll find his way back up in A2 at some point.
Almost certain, unless he progresses too fast. Last I checked, Michigan does not currently have a qb coach .....
How many people are QB coaches at BCS schools at 25? (25!) Even after getting fired he still seems ten years ahead on the career track. Most people are GAing at his age or position coaching HS JV.