The Most In-Demand Coaches After This Season

October 9, 2013 at 10:21a    by DJ Byrnes    
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From Athlon Sports:

Herman is a genius. Literally. The Ohio native is a member of MENSA – the national high-IQ society – and directs one of the top offenses in college football. The Buckeyes led the Big Ten in scoring offense last season, averaging 37.2 points a game. In 2013, Ohio State has been even better, averaging 46.8 points per contest and averaging 492.8 yards per game. Prior to joining coach Urban Meyer’s staff at Ohio State, Herman worked as an assistant at Sam Houston State and was the offensive coordinator at Texas State, Rice and Iowa State. In 2008, the Owls averaged 41.3 points a game and ranked fifth nationally in passing offense.

Others named: Boise State's Chris Petersen, TCU's Gary Patterson, Baylor's Art Briles, Vanderbilt's James Franklin, BGSU's Dave Clawsen, Ball State's Pete Lembo. Here's to hoping Tom Herman lands at a program that doesn't belong to the B1G.


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AndyVance's picture

Wait, wait wait... You mean his playcalling in recent weeks hasn't been a huge embarrassing failure? After reading the forums here lately, I was convinced he didn't know what he was doing...

buckeye92's picture

Exactly. According the the forums, play calling has been less than satisfactory so...What's up?

buckeyeEddie27's picture

Frank = Buckeye Fans

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

BTBuckeye's picture

I hope we can keep him for at least another year.

Earle's picture

Inteligence is overrated.

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Denny's picture

Reasons to never join MENSA: people will always reduce you do being a member of MENSA.

Taquitos.

Earle's picture

Yeah, there's really no recovering from that "genius" tag.

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Denny's picture

Heavy is the (oversized) head

Taquitos.

yrro's picture

Thing is, it's only impressive to people who haven't really looked into it.
I have an aunt who joined MENSA... she stopped going to meetings because it was just a bunch of people sitting around being impressed by themselves. Her impression was that two sorts of people joined:
1) People who were a bit full of their own intellect.
2) People who were really lacking confidence, and wanted it as an outward signifier that they were, in fact, smart.
Probably a quarter of the engineering freshmen at OSU could get in, by my estimate. Most people just don't think it's worth the time.
 

OSU_ALUM_05's picture

I've never gone to a meeting - it just a small part of a marketing program for me

vitaminB's picture

Yeah, me too. Fuck AA. Am I right?

cplunk's picture

I work with two members of MENSA. They might be the worst co-workers I've ever had- can't do anything right because they either over-think everything or over-involve themselves in things not their purview.
I'm sure they're not representative of all MENSA members, but the words "MENSA member" are not complimentary to me.

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

I joined when I was in my early 20's for the hell of it. I even went to one of the meetings....whereupon I learned that a large percentage of members are either socially challenged or flat out loony. That was the last contact I had with the organization.
So basically I'm saying that your experience is pretty accurate.

OSU_ALUM_05's picture

I'm a member of MENSA .... still waiting on people to shower me with newspaper articles about how smart I must be for being a member of MENSA.....I guess I'll just have to toil in anonymity.
 
 

Earle's picture

Do you work with CPLUNK?

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cplunk's picture

Ha, I wish he did- almost all my coworkers are fans of SEC teams 

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

MENSA member =/= SEC fan

cplunk's picture

Those particular two co-workers don't watch college football. One collects Star Trek items and the other studies new languages for fun

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Well at least they don't conform to ubergeek stereoty...err nevermind.

OSU_ALUM_05's picture

No I don't think so .... and I don't collect Star Trek anything

teddyballgame's picture

On Herman’s review, Meyer gave glowing analyses on the positive side of the ledger – seven to be exact. In order, they read: quality of person, productivity recruiting Texas, loyalty, play calling, scoring offense (No. 1 in the Big Ten), demeanor, and staff chemistry and alignment.

I like to think they have a private agreement and that he'll stick around for another year at least.

sb97's picture

I thought I read somehwhere that Hermann agreed to stick around for two years when he signed on.  Which means...  So long Hermann.  Keep us in mind when Meyer retires.

Toilrt Paper's picture

Herman has to stay until Guiton can take over.

Earle's picture

The brilliant irony of MENSA is that it is an organization that convinces people to pay it money in order to say that they are smart.

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OSU_ALUM_05's picture

I even have a sign on the wall

Poison nuts's picture

I joined the MENS club. Sounds like a balding solution club but it's actually like a diet MENSA for those of average intellect who spend too much time online & make often failed attempts at being funny...

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

Oyster's picture

So you have met Earle in person huh? 

Earle's picture

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Poison nuts's picture

Haha - seriously though, tonight's meeting is at 8:00.

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

It would be awesome if he at least stays for Braxton's senior year.

"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

Squirrel Master's picture

Mensa is for amateurs! I'm a member of an even more Elite club, MAN!
In MAN, we wax poetic about the 4th dimension of farts.
In MAN, we go by the apple genius bar and tell them their shirts aren't actually blue, but bluish!
In MAN, we sit on the toilet for hours deciphering how to watch football, play fantasy league and do advanced stats for buckeye games by quarter (split offense and defense because at MAN we don't really like to work hard)
In MAN......well, we occasionally attempt to infiltrate (or penetrate if you must) the other Elite club, WOMAN!
In MAN, we don't swill sherry, we drink Bourbon!

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

Earle's picture

Do you have to be 40 to be in MAN?

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buckeyefanatic's picture

All of the requirements are listed in the premium content area.  Check under the MY ACCOUNT on the right if you qualify.
EDIT, added screenshot.

How many batteries does it take to beat Michigan football?   1AA
Want to beat Michigan? There's an App for that.

OSUNEA1986's picture

Ahh, the secret characteristics of The most interesting MAN in the world!

Unky Buck's picture

I"m a little shocked and puzzled that Kirk Ferentz's name is not mentioned on that list. After all, he is a very deserving 3 time B1G Coach of the Year award winner.

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Squirrel Master's picture

Soon to be 4!

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

AndyVance's picture

Hell, all he's got to do is get to .500, right? Or score at least one offensive TD against the Buckeyes... I'm pretty sure that's in the bylaws of the awards committee somewhere.

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

Gotta think James Franklin will head to greener pastures. Tough gig at Vanderbilt where he has to play by a different set of rules. He seems like he could handle coaching USC, and would prob do a damn good job with the talent they have.

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

EDUGOON's picture

Agreed!!!! Franklin would be a great fit at USC!!! 

"We Don't Believe You, You Need More People"- Hova #GOBUCKS #FreeElGuapo #Famthik

741's picture

The first rule of MENSA should be, "You do not talk about MENSA."
Alas...

Alhan's picture

You don't want Herman in the B1G? I say our strength of schedule needs all the help it can get and better coaches would be the first step towards that happening.

"Nom nom nom" - Brady Hoke

Unky Buck's picture

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. I'd love for him to bein the B1G. We need the best coaches we can find. It would suck to lose him and face him potentially every year, but if he's going to go somewhere, I'd rather it be around the Midwest.

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buckeyefanatic's picture

Let him go somewhere that needs some serious building in the B10 ... Rutgers?  Illinois?  Agreed we need more top to bottom strength.

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Unky Buck's picture

Illinois was the first school I thought of when I was typing it. Beckman is already on a short leash and I doubt he makes it to next year if they don't become bowl eligible, and even then I think it's a long shot that he's stays unless he can pull together an 8 win season.
And as for Rutgers, I would switch that with Maryland. Rutgers is doing well on the recruiting trail and still doing okay since Schiano left. I think they're more on the uptick than most already established B1G schools.
I guess he has 2 routes to go...go to a smaller conference and try and work magic there for a couple years before getting a bigger job, like Darrell Hazell, or try going to a lower tier major conference team where you have more to lose but if you turn a program around, you become god-like. There are plenty of those in the B1G with Illinois, (soon to be) Maryland, Minnesota, and Indiana (but really, who would want to go there?). I don't know which route I'd go as it's not an easy decision, but for our sake and for how good of a HC that he may end up being, we sure as hell could use that type of football knowledge roaming the sidelines in the B1G.

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