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|4 days 7 hours ago||Rex||
I think he's a good coach but the Jets have been a consistant cluster in every postion above him. When Michael Vick is an option at QB and the Geno Smith you're screwed as a coach.
|4 days 15 hours ago||?||
All vandalisim is the same and it's all stupid, selfish and reckless behavior regardless of the circumstances.
|6 days 13 hours ago||Yup||
I remember something like that too.
Just look at the faces of a lot of college coaches during their bowl games, they look just exhausted. I've driven by the football building at both Michigan and MSU early in the morning and have seen the head coaches parking spot filled. Then driven by both in the evening and the same nice SUV's were still there and that was in the spring. Even the number of games is getting closer to the NFL since OSU and Oregon played 15 games last year.
|6 days 15 hours ago||+1||
And not wearing a shirt.
|6 days 15 hours ago||Disagree||
I completely disagree about the NFL being more of a grind. While I acknowledge I haven't coached in either the NFL or NCAA I don't think Jimmy is in touch with reality when it comes to the gap between the elite and the rest of college football.
There is a reason teams like Boise St., Ole Miss, Michigan State, and Arizona win 10 games, knocking off programs like Oklahoma, Alabama, Michigan, and Oregon. Its because that gap that existed in his days at Miami are long gone with scholarship reductions and TV exposure. Kids across the country now see teams they never would have before like Boise, Oregon and MSU every week while in Johnsons time teams like Miami and Michigan were only on TV maybe 4-5 times per year.
Jimmy Johnson hasn't been part of the year long grind that is modern recruiting and fundraising either. Sure there are "dead" periods where the coaches cannot actively recruit but I believe they can call the kids coaches and parents. All teams now recruit nationally where that wasn't so much true when Johnson coached so while there a more resources for todays college coach they are now spread across the country. Yeah, he's talked with Urban Meyer but to him the grind isn't a big deal because he's been at a while and is used to it. So if Urban tells him he spends a lot more time with his family now than at Flordia I bet it's still not as much as Johnson thinks.
It sounds like Jimmy is trying to get some attention by saying things that are very debatable.
|1 week 3 days ago||Not the first fetish||
It's similar to the weird short sleeves thing with Brady.
|1 week 3 days ago||Matt Cassel||
Granted he went in the 7th round but he never started a game let alone beat Alabama or win a NC as a starter. He had attempted fewer passes and never threw for a TD in his career at USC. Cardale Jones looks like a 6 time Heisman winner compared to Matt Cassel comming out of college.
|1 week 4 days ago||Arizona depth chart||
He was the 3rd or 4th QB on the Wildcats depth chart behind a redshirt freshman starter, a senior USC transfer and another freshman. He's probably an ok QB but not a power 5 conference starter. A place like Nevada, UTEP, or Fresno St. look as if they would be a better fit than any decent team on a major conference.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||This might be weird but...||
I look at it somewhat like a family. Coordinators and position coaches are kind of like an uncle that you trust and can have a more relaxed relationship where the head coach is more like a father figure. Someone who will handle discipline/accountability, take on the big issues with you and someone who you respect but still have a little fear of and is clearly in command.
I've read about guys at other programs talking about how their HC was like a father and how they were a little bit afraid of him but loved and respected him. That's what made them play hard for the HC because they didn't want to disappoint him.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Keep, bring back, delete||
Keep the BBQ for sure as it has been very helpful to recruiting and other schools are now doing something similar.
Bring back accountability. If it takes season long captains, getting chewed out on the sideline a little, or in practice just do that.
Delete the Legends jersey. Keep the lockers and whatever else goes into it but on Saturday just have the kids wear THEIR numbers.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||For sure||
Those should and will stay but I don't think they should have to be a special event like in the past. I would be completely ok with it being used in a practical way like early in the season when it's 90 degrees during the day. Just use it on a power 5 non-conference game like UCLA or Oklahoma.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||'05-'07 student section||
Agree on that point. It seemed a bit lame back then but right now it just looks stupid.
There was a small but vocal group that tried to get a "First down, fuck yeah!" chant going for about half the year in 2006. It grew for about 3 weeks and was rightfully crushed.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||No clocks||
At least no dedicated clocks for two teams. If they just used a clock for each opponent thats ok, but I would say the clocks for MSU and OSU have been pretty ineffective given that past few years. I'm sure there are other ways to motivate the kids and I'm sure Harbaugh has his own methods which likely will be much different than Bradys.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Stake||
I didn't have an issue with Hoke calling Dantonio and apologizing but the statement released to the public was way too much. In fact it was really strange. Few coaches would have allowed that and if Hoke didn't want that out there it wouldn't have happened. It should have just been between Brady and Dantonio instead of a public affair.
The worst part of the whole thing, worse than "pussification" was the "I think I was aware but not fully aware" statement.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Good Game||
I root for all the Big Ten teams in non-conference games especially given how down the conference has been the last few years.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Weeelllll||
The Yellow and Blue is name of the alma mater.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Agreed!||
It allows MSU to retain it's successful defensive staff which is good for incomming recruits. Also, MSU does not have the financial resources to miss on a coaching hire. You could argue the years prior to Dantonio put them behind financially for his first 4-5 years as the head coach. MSU cannot really afford to take many chances with things going well on the field and in the donor base. Bennett has been highly regarded as a coach well and is one of their lead recruiters so it makes sense on many levels.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe not here||
But it's happend on other posts already and friends I've talked to. Some have Michigan "in the hunt" for next year. I get the excitement but we as a fan base have been excited before and have been let down. Thats all I'm saying and I get some people don't like that but it's just how I feel.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe||
If they were smaller, simpler then maybe. A small "block M" would be good, maize for athletic, blue for academic like Georgias white and black bones. I would go for that but if it's going to like those from the past then no.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Off topic||
No where does the poster say RR was great at Michigan. Actually your post somewhat backs up his point that until a coach gets here we really have no clue how they will do. I understand the excitement but folks need to dial it back a little and not expect playoff berths in 1-2 years. If they happen great if not and it ends up being 9-10 wins after three years no one should panic.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Why Pitt?||
It's a perfect fit for many reasons already mentioned but I'll add another. It will be a easy transition from Pitt to Michigan State when Mark Dantonio decides to retire given the similar recruiting territories. Mark Dantonio may coach 6-7 more years and by then if things go well Narduzzi could have a good staff around him, plenty of head coaching experience, and graduated a couple of his recruiting classes.
So if Narduzzi wants the MSU job in a few years Pitt is perfect.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Yes||
Oh I know, I was just using examples of how his clauses really helped boost his pay. Few athletic departments can give the money Michigan can so I used that as a basis to show how the contract figures could have been based off incentives, not base salary.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Total possible earnings?||
Maybe the figure was for a total possible amount he could earn and not a base salary? Given Saban made over $7 million after having a great year and Dantonio made over $5 million after winning the Big Ten championship and Rose Bowl I'm just guessing the $8 million figure could have been if he won a National Championship, Rose Bowl, conference titel, etc.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Recruiting||
I really don't believe recruiting has been negatively affected by having Adidas versus Nike. The recruiting classes for football have been really good when not dealing with coaching changes and basketball has landed studs like McGary, Burke and Irvin. What recruits really care about is winning not the jersey. If it were about jerseys Oregon would be God. Notre Dame also recruited well with Adidas and UCLA football is about as good as they've been in my lifetime. So while a kid may prefer Nike if that is what drives them to pick one school over the other then good luck to him because those are interesting priorites.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||It works||
I would would have agreed with that last year but a lot of good teams have them now.
A short list of teams with co-offensive coordinators:
Michigan State, Arizona, Florida State, Ohio State, Clemson, TCU, Auburn, Miss State,and Ole Miss. Right now 7 of the top 10 teams have co-coordinators and some even have co-coordinators on both sides of the ball which I found interesting.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||The definition||
This is the definition of "high motor". In a lot of those tackles you can see that he wraps the ball carrier up and then tries for the strip. Rodriguez was raving about how coachable he is as well which I think is important and probably easier to do with a 2 or 3 star recruit.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Agreed!||
Watching that kid find the hole seemingly ever time for tackles in the backfield was impressive. It also seemed like he was in on every play that wasn't a deep pass.
|7 weeks 6 hours ago||Bordering?||
With all due respect, that point is already passed and it's really frightening.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||And||
Phil Knight paid for.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||New rule on bands||
All bands or schools that use Seven Nation Army in any way, shape, or form will face the death penalty SMU style.