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|2 hours 31 min ago||Too soon!||
|2 hours 31 min ago||The narrrative change in 4||
The narrrative change in 4 weeks is amazing
It began with you guys are so arrogant for thinking one of the best coaches in football would even look your way.... to full circle to, he is an average coach who is 29-21 at the NCAA level and has never won a championship at any level. And oh yeah he is only coming because there are no NFL options. In between were all various "OMG Hackett is such an idiot! Why did it not take Wiscy 4 weeks, why did it not take Neb 4 weeks, Florida!" and "wow they are killing themslves, all the great coaches (i.e. uhh Mike Riley, and uhh McElwain are off the market now) - what a tragic mistake!!
The last phase to be spun is "haha those fools! Hired a coach who is going to be gone in 1 year, 2 years top! He is just using UM to get back to the NFL." (because clearly he had no NFL interest this year)
|3 hours 48 min ago||I looked at Patterson||
I looked at Patterson Whittingham and Bronco in depth the past few montsh and I'd put Patterson as an A hire, Whittingham as a B+ and Bronco as a B-.
That said he will probably come in next year and do some damage with his QB but when head to head vs Patterson and Whittingham he usually lagged. TCU I can kind of get but BYU had way more brand then the pre Pac 12 Utah and he still struggled.
He is a solid coach - nothing out of this world IMO.
Specific to Wisconsin, interviewing someone and offering the job are 2 diff things. After their experience with Andersen I am sure they were gun shy with bringing another Mormon out of Utah.
|3 hours 51 min ago||When what is official? Are we||
When what is official?
Are we talking crypic men's swim team stuff again?
|6 hours 53 min ago||First thanks for the||
First thanks for the avatar
Second no that defense can be beat with an accurate and consistent QB. 2013 was an exception as the D was truly elite with 2 NFL 1st round CBs on it. That is almost unheard of at the NCAA level. But all other years you need a QB who can throw 8-15 yard patterns consistently. We have not had one with all due respect to Denard and Devin. Purdue put out a QB in his 2nd game of his career and he put up 31 pts on that D. OSU and Oregon go without saying, nearly 100 pts between the 2. When you have one weak corner in that system it starts to fail. But most Big 10 QBs are so trashy they cant take advantage.
In the Pac 12 and the Big 12 the QBs would exploit that D way more than Big 10 or ACC teams can. Lack of NFL type QBs in those 2 leagues. Gary Nova was the 3rd best starting QB this year in our league.
It's a defense totally committed to stopping the run - its break dont bend defense. If you break it, you have big plays all over the place. But it requires a good QB to break it. You need the pass to set up the run, otherwise they just committ 8 guys to the run. Its the perfect defense for the Big 10 where until even last year every team had a bunch of run based QBs (even Braxton Miller who was inaccurate as a thrower).
|7 hours 3 min ago||Agreed, it is always||
Agreed, it is always somewhere in the middle. But if its 80/20 Dantonio to Naduzzi is not good for Narduzzi - but who knows. Dantonio is a very good defensive coach with a great eye for unearthing gems and might be the best DB coach in the country. That is his speciality. He is about to put Trae Waynes into the NFL as a 1st round pick early entry and that would be 2 first round picks back to back at CB with Waynes and Dennard. And both were 2 star types.
Anyhow if Narduzzi goes it would be good if he takes another guy off the staff for his DC. MSU has been very fortunate to have almost perfect staff continuity on the D aside from the DL coach who Dantonio canned a few years back.
It would be funny if he hired Fickell away from OSU as his DC but he probably just promotes Tressel from within ... or Harlon Barnett. If one of those 2 doesnt join Narduzzi.
|7 hours 6 min ago||Maybe they believe Schiano||
Maybe they believe Schiano will use Pitt just as a stepping stone and while Narduzzi may do that too - he may just stay there for 5-6 yeas until Dantonio retires. Instead of bolting in 3 years. They are on their 3rd coach in 4 years.
The other guy apparently under strong consideration is Marshall's Doc Holiday (NTDH)
|7 hours 10 min ago||It's a perfect stepping stone||
It's a perfect stepping stone job for him. He is a Youngstown OH guy (east Ohio) and Pitt is in west PA. I think he grew up within 100 miles of campus. His dad was a position coach at Pitt. He recruits that area. His personality is suited for that sort of town vs say Colorado Springs. And no he is not getting any better offers - every single high level job in the Big 10 has been open in the past 12 months not named OSU and he was not sniffed for any of them (UM, Wiscy, Nebraska, PSU).
Pitt is in the crap side of the ACC (akin to the Big 10 west) and the conf as a whole might be the only one as bad as the Big 10. If he is a good coach he should be winning 8 games a year and then can leave in 3 yeas. Chryst actually turned that team around pretty nicely - they ranked top 50 in both offense and defense this year with the offense farther ahead (Chryst being an OC). So in theory he comes in an does the same for the defense and he has a young team handed to him from Chryst.
I dont see Dantonio going anywhere for at least 6 years so if Narduzzi is not a creation of Dantonio and actually decent on his own he probably gets his own decent P5 job after this.
|15 hours 55 min ago||Umm no.Cutler just signed a||
Cutler just signed a 7 year 120M contract. San Fran is not taking on a 31 year old guy who does not get along with teammates and be stuck with him at that salary cap. That makes no sense.
Those type of contracts dont get traded. In fact it's nearly impossible to move veterans period nowadays. Look how often baseball moves players vs football.
I dont get what Wiley was even trying to say frankly.
|21 hours 58 min ago||Marcellus Herbstreit Wiley is||
Marcellus Herbstreit Wiley is getting close to jumping the shark.
Ok we get it dude.
|1 day 38 min ago||I am reading all the worry||
I am reading all the worry and of course there is no guarantee but the fact Ross backed away and backstopped a coach with 1 YEAR left on his contract the same evening we hear the 49ers will fire Harbaugh says it all IMO.
Ross would stay in the game if he thought Harbaugh is considering the NFL. Not as direct competition to UM but if it became clear Harbaugh wanted to stay in the NFL and then reject NCAA Ross would be there waiting. There was NO REASON for Ross to say he is bringing his coach back tonight when he would wait 10-17 days and make a play for Harbaugh if Harbaugh indicated he wanted to say in the NFL.
The only "negative" to this theory is Harrbaugh has told Ross I want to stay in the NFL but not in Miami. Which would seem very unlikely.
This is great news.
|1 day 53 min ago||It would indicate to me SF||
It would indicate to me SF believes it will have no chance at getting compensation because he is not going to be in the NFL.
So yes if Jessica Alba divorcing her hubby to finally be with me is good news, I'd mark this as good news.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Yes and if its Harbaugh and||
Yes and if its Harbaugh and people are getting pissed with a 10-3 yearr for example in year 3, all i say is (1) you must have forgetten 2008-2013 and (2) oh yeah, then who next? If it can't be done with Harbaugh who is your next option?
This guy turned a 1-11 program into 12-1. UM is nowhere near as bad as that Stanford squad. I looked at that 12-1 team and even THAT team had 3 whole 4 stars playing on offense, and 1 of them was a backup WR.
There is literally no other option if there is any Harbaugh "struggle" (which for some people will mean "no playoffs in year 2 OMG?") at any point. You ride with this horse until the horse lets out.
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|1 day 18 hours ago||wow. First time I've seen||
wow. First time I've seen Nard Wars. Epic. We really need a Hall of Fame section for those type of posts. And this one.
|1 day 19 hours ago||None other than football||
None other than football expert Dickie V says go home baaaaaaby
|2 days 44 min ago||dude...||
|2 days 47 min ago||(shakes fist in anger) There||
(shakes fist in anger)
There is Harbaugh all over that OP!
|2 days 48 min ago||As a general rule I dont||
As a general rule I dont think UM needs it but it would be nice to plug a hole from time to time - MSU usually gets 1-2 a year for example so on their total roster has 5-6 at any 1 time and can fill holes in the rosterr. If Hoke had 3 OL JUCOs enroll in 2012 maybe history would have been different. And maybe in 2015 we'd have a JUCO transfer QB who could help. I mean it is not a terrible thing to do every once in a while.
But yes the general idea was to show the landscape - I had no idea myself it was so prevalent in the Big 12, and Pac 12. And the ACC basically shuns it.
|2 days 1 hour ago||If college kids today are||
If college kids today are like college kids back in my day there will be a lot of public leaking all over campus on any Saturday night as well.
Oh wait, you were referring to a college coaching search.
|2 days 1 hour ago||That's photoshopped. However||
That's photoshopped. However I will accept it as real in my heart.
|2 days 1 hour ago||I don't care if its||
I don't care if its photoshopped...it's real in my heart and that's all that matters.
|2 days 1 hour ago||The "Crowned One" is not||
The "Crowned One" is not the edge of the internet but about the spot where Al Gore started building it. No seriously, aside from egg on face to NFL writers, our benefit, Sparty and Buckeye sadness, I'd love for a guy with a crown on his head to be correct thiss whole time while everyone else called it a pipe dream for months.
Wow, the "done deal" guys are out in force!
|2 days 2 hours ago||Except Eastern got blown out||
Except Eastern got blown out by MSU.
|2 days 6 hours ago||14 year olds do silly||
14 year olds do silly things. Who really cares guys.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Kam is shooting 28% from the||
Kam is shooting 28% from the field and 21% from 3 pt. Thats a disaster.
His peers are Melo at Maryland, Blackmon at Indiana and Russsell at OSU. They were all ranked in the top 15-40. The other 3 are averaging 16-19 pts per game as true freshman leaders on their team. All Kam had to do was be a GR3 lite 4th wheel on this team and he has not done it.
With all the losses to the NBA you simply needed Kam to come in and be like a lite version of Blackmon. He has really struggled and we have no true 4th option. It's essentially been our backup PG instead.
That doesnt excuse some of the issues of Irvin in particular - Walton I am giving a pass for being hurt and Caris is doing better than most think, his numbers are not too far off what Nik did a yearr ago. But this team just lacks any depth. Once you get past the big 3 its just hope on any given night. And most nights all of the big 3 dont play well at the same time.
|2 days 6 hours ago||You are thinking about the||
You are thinking about the players in their 2nd year in some ways and projecting to their freshman year.
Burke was special nearly right off the bat. GR3 was pretty darrn good right away. Mitch was pretty bad right away and was out of shape apparently and not ready. He didnt surge until the last 8-10 games of the year (we are talking late Feb!). Nik was a nice outside shooter who had some nice games and some not so nice games in the 1st half of his freshman year.
Again Kam needed to be a special player early. He is not. There are 3 guys in the Big 10 all ranked pretty much like him at OSU, Indiana, and Maryland and they are all leading their team as true freshman. Kam is simply being asked to be a 4th option and can not handle it.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Not going to blame a freshman||
Not going to blame a freshman for all our ills but with all the losses to the NBA you need Kam Chatman to step up and be 80% of Russell from OSU, Blackmon at Indiana, or Melo at Maryland. He had 0 points today. And has been a sub 45% shooter I think every game in his career. That doesn't excuse the subpar play of Irvin (I think Caris is getting a lot of unfair heat - today was a poor game but in general he has been doing a ton) but when you lose that much talent you do count on freshman. We have zero impact freshman.
Meanwhile Russell is averaging 18.0, Blackmon 19.2 and Melo 15.8. All those guys were ranked in the same 10ish spots as Kam.
|2 days 10 hours ago||But you dont take the Pitt||
But you dont take the Pitt job to stay there 6 years and turn them into a 10-2 team. You go there to win 7-8 games and then show you are not an idiot HC and then you go to a better program. Their AD just got fired - they lost 3 coaches in 4 years.
It's a perfect stepping stone job. It is in the weak side of the ACC (i.e. equivalent to the Big 10 west) in a bad conference but still power 5. All you have to do is be competent for 3 years at Pitt and larger schools come calling. Look how few CC there are out there - guys like Mike Riley are being wooed.
|2 days 23 hours ago||Yes I agree a lot depends on||
Yes I agree a lot depends on where you grow up.
Until I went to college I had no idea how almost the entire East Coast could give a rats behind about college football. It's all NFL all the time if you are in that Philly, NYC, NJ, Boston area. Just like the east coast peeps I met were taken aback by how college centric we were in the Midwest.