4 teams is plenty. At the end of the day, why do you need more? To compete for a championship, you gotta be ranked high. Bottom line is that you have to win, beat quality teams, win your conference, and look good doing so.
Well, at least one of the most likely landing spots for Chris Ash at ISU is filled.....
I was hearing Larry Fedora from UNC was one of their top choices. And it was serious interest.
Iowa State is widely regarded as one of the worst, if not the worst Power 5 coaching jobs in college football. Ames is considered a desolate place in terms of recruiting and actual geography.
Congrats to Coach Campbell on the promotion and I am a huge fan but this is a bit of surprise and way too early of a decision.
He had time and leverage to wait it out.
Memphis is a rough job. Hard to win there and isn't known as place with a lot of history.
Don't forget a frosty, biohazard pond.....
Lol. That's cute
Yep. The game plan just cannot adjust. Very frustrating.
True and you don't know. But Herman had a track record of establishing generating points and a high tempo offense. Herman had a pretty solid track record who at the time of the hire was regarded as a future head coach. I can't say I've heard the same about Beck.
No doubt there are a lot of factors that going into the hiring. Recruiting territory, comfort with staff, fit within the staff are important factors.
At the time, to some extent the hire made sense. Beck and Warinner working together is a good fit. It could be perceived at the time as a safe hire but it just has worked out.
Keeping Beck to focus on QB development.
No. He's not a QB coach by trade. He doesn't have the pedigree for that. He's been a RBs and Wrs coach throughout his career. His tenure at Nebraska involved him being moved to QBs after Shawn Watson was fired. And the results with Beck and the progression of Martinez is considered very poor. Martinez had very poor improvement and the fundamentals were lacking.
That's a relative measure. Team comparisons aren't exactly fair. The talent is always higher at Nebraska versus Iowa State. And the competition they face is roughly equal. In 2o12, Nebraska was loaded with talent on offense. Burkhead, Martinez, Abdullah, and Bell out there. Sometimes it's about maximizing opportunities with talent and being on top of your game.
This is a great question for a hurry up......Hey Birm...we got one for you
Seth Littrell is another possibility. Assistant at UNC. But not a QBs coach
In other words, heads will roll and someone loses their job.
Oh please be Beck, please be Beck.....
Yep. Beck sits at number one in my book for the blame
I doubt Foster gets it. Larry Fedora is likely their top choice. He's the HC at North Carolina.
On the flip side, maybe the offense is a bit more refreshed and ready to make this a physical game and be the more physical team.
It really is perplexing. They seemingly forgot how to play or what made them good. Above all, the black of swag is frustrating. This team played with the swag and it made good when it mattered.
This group didn't seem focused and didn't have the confidence or swag. They had it only a few times this season, Virginia Tech, second half of Penn State, and Rutgers. There was something different about those games that the others didn't match.
Mediocre results at Nebraska too. Maybe Beck takes the Withers route and becomes a HC at a lower level
This is what happens when you recruit competitors in the sense that we do.
Things get heated. They get feisty. It's the way it is. They will fight.
It's like the were pressing too much the whole season. Like we got frustrated when things didn't go right because we know we can do it. It was a domino effect. The lack of tempo contributed to the lack of a rhythm and then to the lack of confidence
It just seems like this group just lacks an identity. I mean that in the sense that it can do so many things on offense and has so many attack options that it couldn't figure out which tactic was the best option. There wasn't a signature play like we had in the Oregon game.
The offense didn't know how to manage the offense playmakers. They couldn't figure out how to get Braxton the ball outside of the wildcat. Zeke disappeared for too many plays at a time. Offense struggled to get the ball out quickly and get it in a rhythm.
At the end of the day, could it be attributed to jack of all trades but master of none. Too many options and concepts, too many to manage.
Mike Norvell. OC/QB coach at Arizona State. He's 34. Young offensive mind and widely regarded as a future HC candidate elsewhere. He's Todd Graham's right hand man.
He's a HC candidate elsewhere regardless of what IU does with his future. Remember Gene Chizik at Iowa State? Auburn hires him away when ISU was horrible.
He is extremely respected in coaching circles. He is an experienced coach who knows how to build a program. That experience is vital and well sought by ADs.
IU hung with every team that was a superior football team to them. It's just they have played 3 quarters of football instead of 4 and they took it to us and TUN. If IU was in the West, IU probably wins 7 or 8 games and suddenly the narrative changes on how Wilson is a great coach who won at a tough place.
Which is indicictive that play caller can't get the play down to the QB in time. The lack of tempo is so frustrating. That's how the option, run, and pass threat is so effective and establishes a rhythm