Seems like a PR move by scUM so they can say they tried as hard as they could when Jim stays in the NFL. Why else would this info leak?
Surprised to see AW listed (not because of talent but because he hasn't declared), I really hope he stays for his Senior season.
According to the media, we shouldn't have bothered to show up in the desert in January 2003 either. Urban has some experience managing his team through those projections too, but thats all I have to say about that team.
We didn't steal Bell from anyone, he was always destined to be a Buckeye.
3 stars? Like these guys?
Yeah, him and Cutler would definitely butt heads but I think that would be good for the Bears. Either Harbaugh reels Cutler in and gets him to stop making stupid plays or they can't coexist and Cutler goes. Win-Win if you're a Bears fan.
If the 49ers want to trade him, I'd think the Jets and Raiders make the most sense. I doubt they'd trade him to an NFC team. If he forces their hand and gets fired, Chicago and Atlanta seem like the best destinations for him. Both are light years ahead of the other 2 in the talent department.
He's in Damage Control mode now:
“But people are going to have their opinions, and the way I play on the field it is real easy for them to call me a dirtbag or scumbag and stuff like that, and that’s fine. But if you see me out on the street I am going to give you a smile, a handshake, and I am always going to be polite.”
No Taylor, its less about the way you play and more about you assaulting people half your size, taking cheap shots after plays and threatening to rape women that makes America think you are a scumbag.
Not a downgrade = on the same level, if the jobs were truly on the same level you'd see successful NFL coaches taking college jobs. That doesn't happen. Just because a CFB head coach turns down an NFL HC gig, doesn't mean it isn't a promotion. people turn down promotios all the time because they are happy in their current job.
How many successful NFL coaches can you think of that took a CFB job while they were in their prime? If it isn't a downgrade, NFL teams would be competing with major CFB programs for established NFL coaches, right?
Saying that USC wasn't a great team in 2009 and 2010 isn't revisionist history, its a true statement. They lost 4 games in 2009, and were coached by Lane Kiffin in 2010. Nothing mighty about that. Sayin that about those teams in no way diminishes what they accomplished in the mid-2000's either.
Saban was floundering in the NFL, so he went back to CFB. Harbaugh isn't having those issues on the big stage, so I don't see why he would admit defeat and downgrade.
Those USC Trojans were only mighty in 2007 when he beat them. They were average in 2009 and coached by Lane Kiffin in 2010.
That local coach also won NC's at the FCS level, not a great comparison.
He had two 11 win seasons at the FCS level, but failed to ever make the playoffs. Then had a 12 win season his last year at Stanford. Not the most impressive CFB resume out there. His San Fran teams got their success from a stout D, which while he hired the DC, he had limited involvement in. I think he's a good HC, but some people seem to inflate his CFB resume because he's had success in San Fran. I don't think he's on the same level as a CFB coach that Meyer, Tressel, Saban and Carroll are.
Were those fans in the same faction of that fanbase that was proclaiming Hoke better than Meyer 3 years ago?
What kind of 64 yeal old man names his Twitter handle "BrandyManCan"??????
Very similar to Urban, Harbaugh has built multiple college programs and taken them to high places.
What "high places" are you referring to?
Comparing Jim's CFB accomplishments to Meyer is laughable. Harbaugh had 1 good season as a CFB HC, then parlayed that into an NFL job.
Why do I think he is mediocre? Because in 14 years as a CFB HC he averages 6 losses a season, thats mediocre no matter where you are. I understand he was at Oregon State, but I don't see how being at a mid-tier PAC school is an excuse for that. Its not like the PAC was stacked from top to bottom every year.
Edit to add: The unknown HC commodity I thought they should hire was Frost. He's an alum and has been the OC at Oregon, I thought that was the obvious choice.
So then the NCAA would come in and suspend the player for following their rules.
That actually sounds exactly like something the NCAA would do too.
So, what if they're awarded or settle for damages? Are they entitled to those or are they supposed to give them to the NCAA?
On some level yeah, you're right. Part of me really liked Hoke this year though, and I was sad to see Rich Rod and Lloyd leave when they did. I guess it becomes kind of a love/hate thing.
I'd guess that quitting the Bengals to coach scUM further into mediocrity would make Bengal fans love him, no?
I have absolutely no belief that Pitt is an elite program. I do however strongly believe they are a better program than YSU, UConn, Akron and Virginia. All programs Chryst lost to in his tenure there. He's proven, like Riley, that he's a mediocre HC. The fact that he was picked for his familiarity with Wisky's offense is exactly why they will never reach the upper tier of CFB. Barry Alvarez is coaching that team from the AD position and the HC is used as a puppet to facilitate that. That same system Wisky uses has produced what exactly? You can hang your hat on 3 straight B1G titles, but 2 of them were due to outside factors more than Wisky's prowess. So if they want to keep being a middle of the road CFB team, this was a great hire but if they're looking to compete for the Playoffs then it was a mistake. Even with the easy road to the CG they have in the B1G West, they'll just get waxed by us again in Indy every year. That same O system they love so much seems to be easily shut down by Luke Fickell, so I hope they continue the trend of sticking to it.