So, with the possibility of Calvin Magee becoming the next HC at USF, how does that affect us recruiting wise? I'm not sure if Magee is that good of a recruiter (which he probably is) but what happens if he takes Rod Smith or Tony Dews, possibly 2 of our top 3 recruiters, with him? Or worse, both O.O?
A possible situation with Calvin Magee
There have been so many names thrown around for the USF job; I think the leading candidate right now may be Terry Bowden. I wouldnt worry too much.
Since we're going to have at least 5000 threads on something that has a very minscule chance of happening, if Calvin Magee takes the job, Michigan is doomed.
I've heard they will consider tearing down The Glick and replacing it with a larger parctice facility dedicated to nothing but women's sports.
But, according to you, Michigan is already doomed. So, what difference will it make if Magee leaves?
worrying when he is actually gone. Until then I would not worry about it.
Uh oh, he's sure to hire RR as his offensive coordinator so they can replicate the success they had at Tulane.
was TOMMY Bowden.
Terry is the short, fat one that hasn't coached in years.
What exactly did he do to get run out off from Auburn? IDK, that's why I ask.
I think Auburn was on probation when he was there.
IIRC He lead them to an undefeated season one year but they couldn't go to a bowl game.
I am not a Bowden fan. But in fairness, he inherited the probation from Pat Dye. And he did go undefeated his first year.
- I just remembered probation and no bowl.
He's currently at a DII school, Northern Alabama. And he has a motivational speaking company.
According to a FSU booster I met who appears to be pretty high on the food chain, Bowden was coaching at Northern Alabama because he wanted to be "current" again so his family could to circumvent Jimbo Fisher and have him replace his dad. This may or may not be true, but the way it was presented to me made a lot of sense.
If it was true, it obviously didn't work out. Either way, I would imagine that Bowden, like 99 percent of humanity, will be happy to entertain an offer for a better job.
He had issues with Bobby Lowder, a notorious, meddlesome trustee. And he generally gives off a used car salesman vibe.
A co-worker is a big Auburn booster. When I asked him this same question years ago, he was surprised -- he thought "the scandal" was widely known. As the story goes, Terry was "friendly" with the co-ed daughter of an enormous Auburn booster (apparently the guy whose private jet is used by the Auburn athletic department from time to time when they want to fly incognito). Out of the blue she got pregnant, went to California, had the baby, and returned. Then, Terry and his wife adopted a baby (you're supposed to connect the dots and assume Terry adopted the child he fathered with the college gal). This was all news to me, but my co-worker assures me it's true. I've seen the same story reported a few times in blogs when Bowden's name comes up for a vacant position.
Either that, or it was just the 1-5 start to the 1998 season that did him in.
Edit: at least part of the story is confirmed here: http://apse.dallasnews.com/contest/2003/writing/100-250/100-250.news.fir.... Of course, it's an inconsequential part. The guy with the supposedly knocked-up daughter is Bobby Lowder, and the Auburn president and AD used his jet to fly to Louisville when they tried to hire Petrino (which they tried to do under the radar since, you know, they hadn't actually yet fired Tuberville)
Isn't Lowder the guy who pretty much has the Auburn Athletic Department at his whim? He's the power booster of power boosters.
Yes. But his bank was taken over by the feds last year. Hopefully he will have less influence in the future.
D'oh! Got my Bowden boys mixed up.
Interesting story about Bowden and Lowder's daughter. It reminds me of the story at Colorado back in the '90s when Bill McCartney was coach there. IIRC, Buffalo QB Sal Aunese knocked up Mr. Promise Keeper McCartney's daughter, and then not too long after, Aunese died from some serious disease (no, not Bill McCartney's shotgun).
That's great, but it was Tommy Bowden w/ RRod at Tulane and Clemson. Terry was at Auburn.
I hope it happens and we bring in Mike Leach to run the Offense, Hell yeagh
Leach may be a little weird for Ann Arbor. He'll go the Mike Price route and end up somewhere like UTEP.
I think there's a reason TT admin types were interested in getting rid of him after last season.
If Leach does go the OC route, I would assume he would go to a team with a defensive leaning head coach so he could have complete control of the offense.
More likely Leach will go be an NFL OC for a few. The NFL doesn't care how quirky you are or what rules you break, so long as you win. And the players have a union, high priced lawyers and, well, guns. No worries about Leach abusing anyone.
Imagine the outcry if Barwis went with Magee!!
Seriously though, I imagine Calvin Magee moves to USF (a good fit, IMO) and Rod Smith moves up to OC. I would be shocked and discouraged if CM took coaches with him - then 2010 would be another guaranteed year of excuses.
I think Herb Hand of Tulsa is going to get a promotion. He's the OC there, and he's part of the RichRod coaching tree. I imagine Magee might try to hire him, or alternatively, RichRod would try to hire him to replace Magee.
Magee could take someone with him, but it probably wouldn't be the "most valuable" guys on the staff. For example, if both Rodriguez and Magee wanted Rod Smith to be the offensive coordinator, I'd imagine that Smith would choose to be Michigan's OC rather than USF's.