That last Touchdown. Wide Receiver touchdown pass even though Houston snapped the ball three seconds late, sure looks like Houston's out coached and overwhelmed the Navy Defense.
Interim AD deciding on the Interim coach. Best decision is to just clear the board and dump Cubit. If a new AD comes to town with Cubit still in tow, Cubit's in trouble the first sign of poor performance because its tough to sell to that the best Illinois could do was a .500 MAC coach. Especially when the new AD didn't pick Cubit. Nice guy or not, Cubit is likely 5-7, a result worse than Beckman's last season, and too many interim folks (the Chancellor too) for a middling coach to get hired longterm.
If you'll note, I limited my comments on Warinner solely to Warinner as OC. Coombs is a great recruiter, and would be an excellent member of the staff as the special teams coach, however, I think that Chris Ash and his focus on rugby tackling is masking some of his deficiencies as a Cornerbacks coach.
I get that this team is on a historic run, but for Urban to preach a culture to players where they are hyper competitive and you can't want to redshirt, the same levels of competitiveness and self reflection needs to happen for the staff.
I think we need to acknowledge for each home run hire by Urban, he's also had some coaches that simply don't meet up to the needs of a National Championship contender team, and I think we need to acknowledge that iffy hires (Coombs, Withers, Beck, Warinner as OC) come when either we needed to hire someone because the coach we wanted left (Coombs/Beck) or we hired someone to do a job they were once fired from/left go and required their job title was a downgrade for their next job (Withers, Beck, Warinner). Are coaches like Coombs energetic and good recruiters? sure. However, we're at a level where elite recruiting isn't the sole job description.
My guess is that considering that Geiger has been inconsistent including missing a field goal in the game, the coaches didn't use the timeouts because they didn't want to give Michigan State the opportunity to run another play, get more yardage, and make the field goal even closer.
On the defensive side of the ball, with the exception of Coombs, I'm pretty sold on our coaching staff. I don't see LJ Sr. or Fickell leaving. If Ash gets a HC gig, I would like to see someone like Paul Haynes (If he's fired at KSU) to take Ash's spot.
The offensive coordinator spot is tough. Beck and Warinner worked well in Kansas as Co-OCs, but I don't think either have a firm grasp on how to run an offensive how Urban wants it run. I think Beck should just be gone, and Warinner is a great OL coach, but I don't think he'll stay here to just be that. While others may disagree with me, I think for replacing Beck as Co-OC, we should look at someone with some experience in more pass heavy offenses, for example the Western Kentucky OC.
I'm glad to see that former Buckeyes are getting love. Not sure Williams can, but I truly hope they make it to the NBA, because the D league pays pennies compared to what they could make elsewhere in Europe.
Purdue tried get their own Holy Buckeye on 4th and 1 from the 37. Gonna be the moment of mass criticism if Purdue Loses. ....
EDIT: or not.
Husker pick #4.
Down 35-16 in the 3rd Quarter, I really wouldn't be shocked if Mike Riley is a one and done coach. I get that Tommy Armstrong was injured today, but Purdue is a team Nebraska should beat with their 3rd string QB. I never understood the hire, Riley seems like the game has passed him by.
Is now the time that Nebraska fans delude themselves into thinking if the fire Riley in the locker room, they can get Tressel?
On Paper, I think Cardale is a late third-early fourth round pick. Three Years out, the odds of those guys still being in the league is high, but not great. However, my guess is that because he played so well with Tom Herman as OC, an NFL team will look at what Cardale has that you can't teach, and decide that Cardale struggled this season in part because of Beck & Warinner. If such a calculation occurs, I could see Cardale going in the Mid 2nd Round.
I'm really interested to see who Miami hires in the off season, I get that on paper that Miami is a good job, but between the lackluster attendance and the historical troubles in keeping the program out of NCAA trouble, I really doubt Miami can attract a high quality replacement. I wonder if for Miami someone like Bo Pelini isn't the "home run" hire.
If the best thing coming out of your Program in 13 years is 2 30 for 30 documentaries, you know you are up against it.
Feel really bad for Sarkisian, these kind of alcohol problems are a disease. Read that earlier this year, he and his wife were getting divorced, couldn't have helped in his fight against alcoholism. Unfortunately for him professionally, he will never be head coach at USC again. Tough to lead the USC locker room and a coaching staff after what happened this year at USC. However, the man can coach. Hopefully, after time off, he can have an Urban Meyer style return with coaching success and a better focus on his physical and mental health.
Jesus Memphis fans, Kiel isn't moving, and you cheer your player still being in the game.
I would imagine so. As long as the game isn't starting at 10 PM, they should just wait out the storms.
Bill Cubit seems like a good guy, the anti-Beckman. I hope he has a good year, and I think he will. He is probably the right kind of guy to be the HC at Illinois, but it won't be him. He was OC during Beckman's time there, and Cubit wasn't completely immune to allegations of wrongdoing (The OL with some of the more damning allegations claims several coaches including Cubit urged him to stop taking antidepressants), and at the end of the day, It would not surprise me to see the entire staff at Illinois fired at the end of the year.
There are a couple of 30 for 30s where the sports leagues were heavily involved in the creation of it. Four Days in September being one of them. Those documentaries are widely considered the worst of the 30 for 30s.
Well It's great fortune for the Patriots that they signed Devin Gardner. The Future is secure, guys!
Larry Johnson Sr. and Urban strike again. Should have made LJ Sr. your HC Penn State, but we'll gladly revel in your mistake.
Didn't you hear? we lost on purpose to repay Michigan State for losing on purpose to us in football so Wisconsin could hand us a fixed B1G title, so everyone got richer.
That's also how I read that clause. Alford would need to be personally responsible for the violations leading to games being vacated.
Oden, Sullinger, Redd, Russell, Conley
Penn, Johnson, Craft, Turner, Diebler
Nebraska QBs never had an Ed Warinner coached offensive line.
Regardless of Alabi and Weber signing, Cass Tech already burnt that bridge if a fraction of what's been out there is true about their HC.