Poor Chris Ash.
I vaguely remember the dark ages of Northwestern football in the years right before they hired Dennis Green, but I don't think they were ever quite this bad.
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I think they were. I remember OSU beating them regularly to the tune of about 63-0. Simply awful.
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Yeah, I don't think the awful NW teams were this bad either. Yeah some of the scores might have been worse vs OSU and Michigan, but in those days we were all about the run and coaches also didn't face scrutiny about "running up the score" like they do today. Plus I am pretty sure those NW teams wouldn't have gotten trucked by teams like Kansas and Buffalo. The fact that Rutgers is in the B1G makes me more angry every damn year. We have got to get rid of them somehow.
Oh yes they did.
From 1976-1981 NW went a total of 3-62-1. Back then Big Ten teams rarely played MAC level teams,
But in 1978 they scored less than 100 points on the entire year ie 11 games, they scored 92 points in 11 games or just over 8 per game and gave up over 50 points 5 times in the process of giving up 440 on the year or 40 a game. They were held to 10 or below 7 times including 7 or below in each of the first 4 games
In 1979 a 5-6 Iowa team beat them 58-6 in Evanston
They lost 34 games in a row at one point
From Oct 18 1975 when they lost to UM 69-0 to Sept 18, 1982 when they lost to Miami O 27-13, they went 3-71-1 in 75 games
Their 3 wins were a 42-21 win at home vs a sub .500 MSU, a 21-7 home win against a 3-8 Ill at home, a 0-0 tie vs a 1-8-2 Illinois team on the road, and a 27-22 home win against a 4-8 Wyoming
And even after that losing streak ended NW would go 32-105-3 over the next 12+ years for still the worst win pct of any Big 5/6 school
in fact from 1972-1994 NW had the worst win pct in football,,,all of D1 at 47-202-4 or just .194
Thanks for the stats.
I'm serious, Urban needs to get on the phone and trade Schiano straight up for Ash.
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Pulling for a HC change in Piscataway and Ash finding his way back to Columbus, to replace a departed Schiano.
We can toss in their choice of Grinch or Johnson as a deal sweetner.
No. Johnson is not on the table.
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In all my decades of watching football, I don't think I've ever seen worse full-game passing stats. That could be one for the ages.
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It looks increasingly likely that Ash will be put out of his misery soon. Assuming Schiano leaves id definitely take him back.
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Eh. I'm pretty sure Ash knew he was going into an impossible task. Best you could ever hope for is like .500 there
Probably didn't expect it to be this bad though. Oh well, cash those checks and move on.
Gonna be honest I have no idea what separates a kick marked dead by the kicking team pouncing on it and an onside kick.
Any kick recovered by the kicking team is immediately ruled dead at that spot.
I guess I've never noticed this, but then all kickoffs have to be possessed by the receiving team or go out of bounds for the game to proceed "normally" (i.e. receiving team gets the ball)? And they only ever let the ball roll and the kicking team down it when it's a punt?
A kickoff - including a free kick after a safety - is a live ball once it travels 10 yards and can be recovered AND advanced by either team.
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Ash always has that look on his face like he just smelled a horrible fart.
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Rutgers is proving to be terrible across all sports. Maybe they need to clean house from top level on down again.
My dad, who was a Washington State grad, saw the Cougars play Army in the late 70s/early 80s. After a Washington State TD, they kicked it off into the endzone. The rules were different then, because it was still a live ball, but Army did not cover the ball, which was recovered by the Cougars. My dad said that play did not heighten his confidence in our national security.
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That is one of the most abysmal attempts at football I've ever seen.
Well, they completed 7 passes, just 5 of them were to the wrong team. That was a pathetic game to watch.
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Good thing we have the BTN. I wouldn't want to miss a Rutgers football game.
At least they are trying. It takes serious effort to be that bad.
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Chris Ash wrecked a perfectly promising career. Thanks for '14, but there's dumb, and then there's taking the RU job with a complete understanidng that you're attempting to compete in the B1G East. Coaching handbooks and best practice guidelines of what to avoid as an up-and-coming football coach will be written about his decision so that others learn from his mistake. He knew, yet he did it anyway.
Question is, who the hell are they going to get to take that job?
Work release? Get out of jail free if you take the Rutgers job, otherwise it's back to solitary.
It is stunning after how bad they have played this year that Ash still has his job.
They are 1-9 in their last 10 games losing by a combined score of 368-119 or 37-12 and 35 of those 119 points came in the 1 win against Texas St. In the 9 losses they have scored just 84 points or just over 9 points per game while giving up just over 40.
They have lost 7 straight games in conference by the following scores: 35-6, 41-0, 40-7, 52-3, 24-17, 38-17 and 34-7
I feel bad for the guy because of what he did here, but that is plain terrible performance.
I watched the Buffalo at Rutgers game... It was the worst coaching, execution, and effort I have ever seen... including those 1970's Northwestern teams. Buffalo let off the gas in the 4th quarter...
I still can't understand why Chris Ash went to Rutgers. Ego, maybe?
You've never been a head coach, but you'll take on a job at the worst team in the best division in all of college football. You'll have to face your 3-time national championship winning former boss every year. Apart from OSU, MSU, UM and PSU you'll have to face decent teams in Indiana and Maryland as well.
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I still can't understand why Chris Ash went to Rutgers. Ego, maybe?
LOL. Get it while you can, I suppose.
But it is entirely possible to be paid well while your job makes you miserable. I've been there.
I understand having a bad team. But that is staggering. Thing is, if they would fire Ash, who would want that job? Expectations would be low but damn.
I would think the guys defense at the least would be more sound than it is. I remember them early in the year being confident that this team would play hard but they quit a while ago.