January 8th, 2011 at 5:25 PM ^

Just like RR was fired Tuesday. Not saying it's necessarily wrong but I have no reason to trust them.

Also, let's drop the CC tag since every board post will now have it. I could start a thread titled mangled animal carcass and we'd end up talking about the potential of Charlie Weis coming here...


January 8th, 2011 at 5:48 PM ^

I love that the CC tag caught on. I agree that the time has come for it to fade away, but it was cool that everyone tried to be considerate and use the tag all these weeks. Sorry I continued to hammer away in those threads regardless - I regret being a d-ck.


January 8th, 2011 at 5:30 PM ^

If it's wrong, it's wrong, but this is the first time, I think, that I've heard his name come up outside of people's, and my own, wishlists. Gruden, as many have mentioned is a student of the game and has spent time learning the spread offense to a point where I'm sure he could at least incorporate it to a degree, hopefully that would mean Denard stays, plus you know Gruden would love Denard and Devin, "My two qb's, now these guys, they're gamers!" Then on the defensive side of the ball, we'd be taken care of as well. He's been itching to get back into coaching and this job could be right up his alley.


January 8th, 2011 at 5:37 PM ^

But if he's going to take a job it makes some sense (i.e. get ready to watch me talk myself into the dream).

He's said a midwest college job like ND, UM, or OSU would be great.  He seems to have looked hard at OSU even when he was an NFL head coach with the Raiders.  If you are looking at those jobs, Kelly is at ND at least another 3 years and Tressel is locked in at OSU (and even if he leaves would you really want to follow that).  Money should be legit.  Just heard NFL guys talking about how owners don't want to give personnel control to coaches and this is why Gruden/Cowher haven't come close to taking another job.  He's looked into and studied the hot offense in college football.  At Michigan his name alone unifies a disgruntled fanbase.  The team is set up for immediate success with 18 starters coming back and expectations are low after three (more than that in my mind) painful years.  If he beats MSU and wins 9 games, how much love would he be getting?  If he beats OSU and/or has a better record he's an instant legend.  We also look like we'll be offering comparable money to NFL teams (maybe not what he could get, but pretty high).

Also, Jaws is a douche.

So yeah, I realize I have officially become "ND fan" but I don't care.  I would rather believe for a few more days if the only other option is embracing Hokeamania.


January 8th, 2011 at 8:14 PM ^

on why Gruden would be a good hire, and man would I love to have him.  There is always a part of me that tends to go back to wanting a guy that will be here for the long haul.  Gruden would be great, but how long would he really be interested in staying.  If it is for a while, then by all means come on down Gruden, but I don't believe that is the case.  I want DB to do his due justice in finding the next University of Michigan Football coach that will bleed maize and blue until his career is over (i know this is a big wish, but man would it be great).


January 8th, 2011 at 5:40 PM ^

I get the feeling DB doesn't want us to go all-out spread (spread-eagle?) in the Richrod/Oregon finesse sense. I get the feeling he wants to veer back toward the power game. A hybrid that suits both Denard and the B10 style. Like Miss State or LSU, for example.


January 8th, 2011 at 5:32 PM ^

She just tweeted again, linking a story in which Gruden's dad says he'd be good for the Cleveland Browns.  Probably nothing to see here.


January 8th, 2011 at 5:32 PM ^

since the early 90s... Would he fit back into the college game? I do think his NFL cachet would help recruiting as much as Les Miles's college clout would, perhaps even more.