08mms

January 10th, 2013 at 10:10 AM ^

No way Meyer ever leaves OSU for anything other than the NFL.  Prestiege and recruiting platform are pretty similiar, he has more history with OSU than anywhere other than Cinci, and there is absolutely no way OSU won't match/beat on coaches salary + assistants salary.  Alas, I think we are stuck with him until he retires.  

drewz05

January 9th, 2013 at 8:51 PM ^

Yeah, they went 12-0 this year, but I think dumb luck had more to do with it than Brian Kelly.  If he leaves they might actually get someone good that would be able to maximize the talent on that team.

lhglrkwg

January 9th, 2013 at 9:59 PM ^

I think he pretty much built GVSU from the ground up and I believe CMU and CIncy were pretty average before he got there and let them both to some of their best season ever. It's not like he was a Chizik who had Malzahn and Cam Newton (he had LeFevour but he's not quite the specimen Newton was)

Frito Bandito

January 9th, 2013 at 10:22 PM ^

Gvsu is a tough job.. He had to recruit against the likes of..... Hell if I know and I grew up 15 minutes from there. Doesn't change the fact that while in the big leagues all his winning teams were made of rosters full of the other coaches recruits.

thisisme08

January 10th, 2013 at 8:58 AM ^

You do realize that Mike DeBoard was the HC at CMU before Kelly correct? To say the cupboard was bare is an understatement, it had yet to be built yet. 

Also, Weis had how many top 10 classes and perennially underachieved, Kelly has finally started to get the most out of the leftover upperclassman from those classes and with a hefty sprinkling of his own recruits got his team to the MNC.  I may not like the guy but to say he wins with others recruits is untrue. 

phork

January 10th, 2013 at 9:37 AM ^

It doesn't matter what you do with 25 five star recruits.  If you can't coach, you can't coach.  I think its an absolute idiotic statement to make "Well he used the previous coaches kids", at the time those kids were recruited he was somewhere else.   So if he had actually been at that school, whos to say he wouldn't have recruited those kids anyways?

So again, in this case,  Weis recruited offense, strictly.  There was nothing wrong with the offense.  Under Weis I think ND had 35ppg on offense.  The problem was a vacant defense.  Kelly came in, recruited the hell out of defense and here we are.

Now if Kelly can do what he knows best and light up the offense, we'll be good.

inthebluelot

January 9th, 2013 at 10:05 PM ^

The man was at GVSU from 1987-2001. When I was in school there, you could fire a cannon through the stadium and not hit a fan, and he turned it into the power program of D2 football. Plus, he spent 3 years at CMU, another total garbage team, and won the MAC. From there, he took Dantonios shitty roster and put them in a BCS game in 3 seasons. It doesn't matter who recruited the kids that were there, it matters how the coaches produced results. When you're at a school for 3 years and
show improvement every year that is sustained after you leave, you're a good coach.