In fairness, Ohio State had never really been QBU until Urban Meyer got here. Outside of outliers like Troy Smith, Terrelle Pryor and Art Schlichter, our typical pre-Meyer QB would be a competent but unspectacular game manager-type.
Anthony Morelli also says hello. Malcolm Jenkins owes half of his career NFL earnings and his Thorpe Award to that dude. Both Morelli and Sackenberg were worse than McGloin. At least he had...wait for it...moxie.
McMoxie looked like complete and total ass today.
Good. I hope for their sake that these charges have no merit, but there's too much of a bad look here for Coach Day to make any other decision.
You'd have to think that Colorado is going to at least reach out to Eric Bieniemy, although the question is whether or not CU actually cares enough about football to do what it takes to get him. If no one in the NFL is willing to give that guy an opportunity to prove himself as a HC (I can't for the life of me figure that one out, other than the- rather ugly- obvious), you'd figure that he would jump at a chance to restore his alma mater back to their glory days.
Bert vs. Harbaugh for the Paul Bunyan Trophy? Yes, please.
That guy seems like he just wants to be a pro football coach. He hasn't coached at the collegiate level at all in the past 15 years. Why is it some kind of unforgivable slight if he doesn't want to coach college football? It doesn't appear to be anything personal against you, Spartan fans.
If they're thinking down that road, though, they may want to consider giving Matt LaFleur's younger brother a call (maybe as at least an OC).
The weather in Columbus isn't that much worse, if at all, than NY and DC, and there are teams there. If I were the XFL, I would have been looking for college football-friendly markets where there are no current NFL franchises- Columbus, Birmingham, Austin, Omaha- and made sure that the teams were packed with alumni of the local schools.
I missed a more obvious- and better, IMO- pick for this job: Butch Jones. He’s from Michigan, coached most of his career in that state, has experience in recruiting both Ohio and the South, and now has the Nick Saban seal of approval. If he wants this job, Sparty should jump at the chance to hire him, underperformance at Tennessee be damned.
Sparty can't afford not to hire a permanent replacement right now. They're not OSU; they can't just go out and hire an Urban Meyer type who will instantly fix the next recruiting class after a year under an interim coach. Dantonio's last class was a disaster, and this year's has the potential to be even worse unless they have someone- ANYONE- in place. Mike Tressel will be a deer in the damn headlights (see: Fickell circa 2011), as he's in NO position to take over as a head coach at this level right now. The thing is, we don't know how bad the potential NCAA shitstorm is going to be for MSU. That will severely hamper their ability to hire anyone who isn't 1.) desperate for ANY head coaching job (see: Bielema, Bret), 2.) an underwhelming Spartan loyalist (see: Shurmur, Pat), or 3.) both (see: Mariucci, Steve). They're kind of screwed, IMO.
Luke Fickell would not be a good fit in SoCal. The Trojans- remember, this is the same school that turned Coach Eaux away- are too easily tempted by a bigger, "sexier" name than what they have now, and that's not Luke. I can't imagine that ever working, although I couldn't imagine Mick Cronin ever taking the UCLA basketball job, so, what do I know?
I wouldn't rule out Steve Mariucci here. He's a native Michigander, he still has some name value due to his work as an analyst on the NFL Network, and he's (presumably still) close friends with the one unimpeachable god-king figure on that campus. He's been rumored to be interested in getting back into coaching for years, and this could be an opportunity for him. Sparty could view him as their version of Herm Edwards. They could do worse.
This certainly doesn't do much for the B1G as a whole, but I'm glad to see UC not lose a coach so quickly for a change. Luke will have better opportunities than this one down the road, and he stays away from a potential NCAA hazmat disaster.
Someone else mentioned this on another thread: Don't be surprised if Sparty turns to Pat Shurmur now. He's still a name coach, and he's an alum up there. The obvious downside is his lack of recruiting experience, although that never hurt Herm Edwards. Another possibility would be Steve Mariucci (he being longtime friends with Tom Izzo), although he hasn't coached in quite some time.
Wrong Columbus-area Day.
Nice to see Shawn Oakman is still doing Shawn Oakman things.
Yeah, pretty much. LOL.
If you don’t get that reference, I won’t bother explaining it to you. Everyone involved will lose brain cells in the process.
I remember him at Buffalo. I thought that he would have had a chance to make it as a NFL QB. Obviously, I now see why he didn’t.
Given the previous version of this league, I’m half-expecting the Undertaker to come out whenever I hear that gong.
They really are making an effort to emphasize the legitimate football aspect this time as opposed to the WWE-style sideshow antics that the old league featured.
That combination did exist- it was called “Jim Tressel”.
Cooper was by far the better recruiter, but his teams routinely underachieved (not just against TTUN, mind you). Dantonio was great from 2010-2015, but his teams saw a steep drop in performance after that (when he had better talent on paper to work with, mind you). I’d go with Dantonio, but it’s closer than you’d think.
Ben Roethlisberger 2.0. ON the field, mind you.
If nothing else, 12-Gauge should get another look in the NFL. Steelers, are you watching?
This would be a good move for Luke IF there wasn’t the black cloud of NCAA sanctions hanging over that program at the moment. You don’t want to be Al Golden at Miami (and, yes, I realize that Luke doesn’t have the same cultural fit issues that Golden had at the U). This would be a dumb move unless he has assurance that they will give him time to recover from the potential wreckage that Dino left in his wake.
Amazing that he was able to find 30 consecutive seconds of The Wolf of Wall Street that didn’t have a f-bomb.