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If you could pick an SEC coach to take over a struggling B1G program, who would it be?

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pcon258's picture

I voted saban, because he's probably the best of those coaches, even without the oversigning nonsense. however, i dont want a good coach to take over a B1G team, so i guess chizik would be nice so that team would be hit with violations fairly soon afterward.

BuiltfortheNuthouse's picture

I voted chizik because saban would have been an absolute dominator (discluding us) and then the weakest is chizik (with no newtons or malzahns)

" I went for two cause I couldn't go for three." 
-woody Hayes 

DMcDougal24's picture

The question isn't which is the best coach, it's who do you want in the Big Ten... No way we want Saban here! That's why I took the never-threatening Mark Richt.

CanadianBuckeye's picture

You gotta beat the best to be the best.

1.  We are not gonna be ready to compete for a National Championship running through medoicre teams.

2.  Everyone is sick of hearing about how great the SEC is, so in order to diminish that noise we need to beef up the B1G.

3.  We got UFM, I don't care who else coaches in the B1G we are ready to take on all challengers, the better our competition is the better we look when we drag em through the mud.

The Vest-er's picture

Saban, prior to being at a school that allows oversigning, was fairly pedestrian. Given the resources/advantages that UA provides and having zero moral compass, has made him a mnc coach. On an equal playing field (dolphins) he couldn't get it done. Is he awful? No, but he's not some genius either.

Fundamentals are a crutch for the talentless.

Bucks43201's picture

I don't know any of them personally, but gathering from my college football addiction the past 15-20 years, and everything I've read & seen...it seems like Richt is the best character guy, so I'd say him. He's a solid coach, but Georgia's never got over the hump with him.

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

tennbuckeye19's picture

I agree. I think Richt is the least shady and the least douchey of all the SEC coaches. He's a big character guy and he's dealing with a fan base in Georgia with unrealistic expectations that puts him on the hot seat every year regardless of how they play cause they think Georgia's still as relevant now as when Hershel Walker and Vince Dooley were there. 

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

I went with Miles. I just think he's the best coach and recruiter and he has midwest ties.  Nick Satan is corrupt as most SEC coaches are. It's a shady business. I think Richt is the best charachter guy, but Miles is a winner and would elevate the level of competition in the B1G like Urban is doing now.

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

awwwwwwop's picture

I would actually go with Dan Mullen.  Mullen seems like a guy who commits to a team.  I think Miles and Saban would have no problem leaving said struggling program as soon as a better offer came along.  So if i am looking for the good of the B1G, I'd go with Mullen

"Who cares? Go Bucks." - Aaron Untch

btalbert25's picture

Nick Saban is a no brainer.  The guy is an A-hole and uses tactics that many disagree with, but he wins ball games, and at the end of the day, whether we want to admit it or not that's all that matters in college football at this level. 

Surprised more people didn't pick Richt as he is so similar to Jim Tressel personally and off the field. 

Buckeye Chuck's picture

I voted for Saban since his track record speaks for itself--with the caveat that when he actually was in the Big Ten, his teams were just OK.

It amazes me that we once had Pete Carroll and Saban serving as our secondary coaches back-to-back. All I remember about our pass defense in 1981 (my first year on campus and Saban's last) was that it was basically nonexistent.

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

ArTbkward's picture

I picked Saban since we've already seen him as a head coach of a struggling B1G team.  We can all remember, or read about, the 98' MSU game *shudders*.

We should strive to keep thy name, of fair repute and spotless fame...
(Also, I'm not a dude)

slicksickle's picture

Right - it seems most people are missing the fact that Saban was at MSU for 5 years and only had 1 good season (not counting our loss to MSU, when they still finished .500-ish). When needing to follow B1G rules, Saban is mediocre at best.

btalbert25's picture

Is that fair though?  Michigan State doesn't exactly have that much recruiting power.  It wasn't the B1G rules that kept him down, it was the ability to get talent to compete with Michigan, Ohio State, and Penn State every year.  He went to LSU and turned that ship around pretty quickly, and I don't think it was from oversigning, I think it was the quality of athlete he could actually get to come to LSU.  

swingo256's picture

I'd say Miles. He's a pretty decent coach, great recruiter, and a hella fun coach to watch