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847badgerfan

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Re: The Hot Seats
« Reply #70 on: October 06, 2017, 11:13:15 AM »
I think the conference treated all of its bowl games as vacations back then. And they should to a point, but there is still business to handle. From 1970 to 1987, the Big Ten won two Rose Bowl games. Yuck.
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Re: The Hot Seats
« Reply #71 on: October 06, 2017, 11:15:01 AM »
Who's the worst coach at each Big Ten school since 1978? (modern era)
Hard call for Penn State
Bill O'Brien would have the worst overall record, but he also had the worst of the sanctions, and only 2 years of data.
Considering Paterno's long tenure, if we can break it up into short intervals, I would say 2000 to 2004.

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Re: The Hot Seats
« Reply #72 on: October 06, 2017, 11:30:48 AM »
I think for Purdue this is pretty easy.  Hazell was not only Purdue's worst coach, he might actually be the second worst Big Ten coach in that time period.  Even Hazell though doesn't get the "top" honor that Rick Venturi will hold for a very very long time.

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Re: The Hot Seats
« Reply #73 on: October 12, 2017, 09:30:27 AM »

The SEC has quite a few hot seats though. Missouri, Texas A&M, Arkansas, Tennessee and Ole Miss could all be looking for coaches by the end of the year.


Arkansas call-in shows as of late talking about Bret Bielema in the past tense. There's a given sense Bret is gone. With both #1 Alabama & #10 Auburn up next, Razorbacks are looking at 2-5. And it's a bad year to go looking for a coach with a handful of competitive openings expected across the conference.

Arkansas hasn't ever gained the expected traction under Bret. He stepped in talking about big offensive lines powering a strong running game and for a while it looked promising, with a convincing win over Texas in the Texas bowl to finish 2014 with a winning season. After a slow 2-4 start to 2015, in which a preseason #18 ranking was squandered by almost losing to UTEP, losing outright to Toledo and Texas Tech, they strung together a strong second half, finishing 8-5.

I'm wondering if hiring Enos hurt more than it helped, because Arkansas' offenses shelved the power running for a passing offense that hasn't entirely worked. It might've not mattered last year because the schedule was a truly brutal minefield that included a stretch of 7 ranked teams in 9 games. Still, Arkansas came out 7-4, with a good, program stabilizing shot to finish 9-4, until they blew the rivalry game Vs Missouri in embarrassing fashion, not to mention the blown lead Vs Virginia Tech in the Bowl.

The strengths of Bielema's Wisconsin teams haven't translated at Arkansas, though Bret became his own personal Badger OL.



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Re: The Hot Seats
« Reply #74 on: October 12, 2017, 11:13:09 AM »
The reason why BB is struggling at Arky is simple... recruiting.  Arkansas will never consistently get Top 15 recruiting classes and the best way to neutralize the inherent talent deficits is to employ a different offensive attack (i.e. triple option, or even a variation of the spread as previously used by Petrino).  Arkansas has some of the biggest O-lines in creation, but having a bunch of 6'7, 340 pound guys doesn't mean squat if they're being overwhelmed by smaller, but quicker and stronger, defensive front 7's.

It's possible to be successful in Fayetteville, but it's obvious that they can't out-Bama, Bama.

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Re: The Hot Seats
« Reply #75 on: October 29, 2017, 03:05:09 PM »
Officials at Florida have spent the past week reviewing whether they can dismiss coach Jim McElwain based on his unsubstantiated claims of receiving death threats. But let's face it, everyone at Florida realizes McElwain isn't the next Spurrier or Meyer and they want him out without having to pay for it. It's McElwain's $13 million buyout that's the point of delay, which goes to my incessant point that we're nearing the end of the Massive Buyout Era where Jimbo Fisher's is currently FORTY MILLION $!!! So, Florida officials are asking McElwain to take a lesser buyout.

Remember a coach like Steve Addazio received an extension to 2020 in 2014 based on paltry record of 13-12 before the Pinstripe Bowl. Coming into this season on the hot seat, BC is likely to post a 7 or 8 win season which in these changed times will likely only add an obligatory extension to 2021, as it should going forth for all coaches. Buyouts, as they have been traditionally handled, are just too much of an unjustifiable strain on university and especially public money.

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Re: The Hot Seats
« Reply #76 on: October 29, 2017, 04:18:19 PM »
So Florida really trying to beat everyone else to the punch.  But for who?  Scott Frost?

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« Reply #77 on: October 29, 2017, 05:53:33 PM »
So Florida really trying to beat everyone else to the punch.  But for who?  Scott Frost?
Chip Kelly would be my guess. They get their hands on him- with all of that home grown speed in Florida and being so close to states that produce a lot of talent like Georgia and Louisiana- they'd be right back in the thick of it. 

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« Reply #78 on: October 29, 2017, 05:58:17 PM »
The reason why BB is struggling at Arky is simple... recruiting.  Arkansas will never consistently get Top 15 recruiting classes and the best way to neutralize the inherent talent deficits is to employ a different offensive attack (i.e. triple option, or even a variation of the spread as previously used by Petrino).  Arkansas has some of the biggest O-lines in creation, but having a bunch of 6'7, 340 pound guys doesn't mean squat if they're being overwhelmed by smaller, but quicker and stronger, defensive front 7's.

It's possible to be successful in Fayetteville, but it's obvious that they can't out-Bama, Bama.
Petrino was pretty successful at Arky with a pro-style offense. Granted- Petrino is one of the best play-callers around and develops QB's like none other- but it's not exactly like he was running the read option. Mallett was a drop back passer who was about as fast as wet paint drying. And it's not like Wisconsin was recruiting top 15 classes year in year out when BERT was there. They were still a very successful program despite the lack of STARZ POWERZ!!!! I think it was the support/system at Wisconsin that made him successful. They've had a formula since King Barry of Wisconsin, first of his name got there and they've stuck to it through BERT to Andersen to Chryst and it just works for them. Wisconsin has always had great staffs. Maybe BERT isn't that good a coach? Forget out Bama'ing Bama- the guy has struggled to beat even the bad teams in the SEC. And Toledo.
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Re: The Hot Seats
« Reply #79 on: October 29, 2017, 08:57:23 PM »
Kelly and Frost should be the first 2 calls.  Funny Addazio was brought up (unrelated)....Florida fans have a special dislike of him (the OC under Meyer the year after Tebow).  There were youtube vids posted making fun of his offense (WR screen on 1st down, dive play on 2nd, throw it on 3rd and long, punt).


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Re: The Hot Seats
« Reply #80 on: October 30, 2017, 12:06:06 PM »
OAM,
Florida should without a doubt go after the proven championship caliber coach like Chip K long before Scott Frost down in Orlando. IMO hiring Frost risks the same hiring malaise that approached McElwain who also had one good year (10-3) at a non-P5 before landing the monster stage in Gainesville. Frost is unproven, 13-7 overall, albeit with a good season going. I think the Huskers have the inside track on Frost as long as they are willing to be aggressive because I don't think Florida will (nor should) be aggressive with Frost.

Florida is one of the few programs that's always one good HC hire away from becoming a national title contender almost immediately; the fan & $$$ support is there and the recruiting takes care of itself.

As far as Addazio, I remember that insufferable dive play he dialed 30 and 40 times a game during Tebow's last year. Gator fans were convinced that a then less involved Meyer gave Addazio the reigns on offense as a way to do his buddy a favor and market him for a HC job somewhere. Given the inherent disadvantages of BC football's sparse recruiting grounds and crowded pro sports market, I think Addazio has done an about as well as any coach paid at his level can. This season will be his fourth winning season of his five in Boston. It's worth keeping Addazio but not worth ambitiously extending his contract.

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Re: The Hot Seats
« Reply #81 on: October 31, 2017, 05:29:30 PM »
Florida was the first coaching domino to fall but it certainly won't be the last. Have to think Butch Jones is pretty much guaranteed to be gone at Tennessee at some point. Mora is on the hot-seat at UCLA. Sumlin is at A&M. Riley is at Nebraska. Great chance all 4 of those jobs open up by the end of the season. Going to really shake up recruiting as well. I know Michigan is already trying to poach some Florida and Tennessee commits/leans.

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« Reply #82 on: October 31, 2017, 06:57:47 PM »
New Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos extensively praised UCF coach Scott Frost when asked about the former Husker star on Tuesday.

Speaking with KOZN radio in Omaha, Moos said Frost "has got the full package" as a coach and expects Frost to be leading a Power 5 program "probably sooner than later." Frost would be considered a primary candidate for Nebraska's coaching job if the school chooses to make a change.

Asked by host Nick Bahe if he is following Frost's progress this season, Moos replied, "Well, Scott, of course, has a great resume. ... He has learned from some of the great football minds in the business, throughout the years both at the college level and the professional ranks."

Moos praised Frost's work as an assistant at Oregon, where Moos served as athletic director from 1995 to 2007. He added that the only gap in Frost's profile was being a head coach and that he "has handled that superbly, from afar, as I look at it."

"Of course, he does have the roots here, raised in the state of Nebraska and playing for the icon that Tom Osborne is. A lot of things very positive," Moos said. "Scott is going to coach in a Power 5 [program], and probably sooner than later. He's paid his dues, and I've been quite impressed."
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Re: The Hot Seats
« Reply #83 on: November 01, 2017, 08:52:06 AM »
Florida was the first coaching domino to fall but it certainly won't be the last. Have to think Butch Jones is pretty much guaranteed to be gone at Tennessee at some point. Mora is on the hot-seat at UCLA. Sumlin is at A&M. Riley is at Nebraska. Great chance all 4 of those jobs open up by the end of the season. Going to really shake up recruiting as well. I know Michigan is already trying to poach some Florida and Tennessee commits/leans.
MSU has two Tennessee "commits" on campus this weekend

 

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