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  1. To the bolded: the answer is both yes and no. Clownahan was the wrong hire. He did bring some talent to Lincoln, but he wasn't a fit from the word go. Bo was the right hire. If one goes back and compares Bo's years here with TO's years early in his career, there isn't a tremendous amount of differences. Did Bo get occasionally blown out? Yes, he did. TO lost 0-27 his first year to OU. In TO's second season, he lost to both Wisconsin and Mizzou who both finished the season unranked and 7-4. TO basically inherited a NC caliber team. Bo inherited a somewhat talented team with a losing culture. The other thing that I think cost Bo was the move from the Big 12 to the B1G halfway through his tenure here. TO had an AD that had his back while Bo ended up with an AD amongst others that wanted him gone. This brings us to the Mike Riley era. I'm sure I'll get flamed for this, but I thought this was a good hire at the time. It would have been better to have gotten him a bit earlier in his career, but I have always thought the guy was a good coach. The reason it really didn't work out had as much to do with getting talent to Lincoln. Scott Frost was also the right hire. He basically suffered the same fate as Riley for the exact same reasons. Lincoln is a tough place to recruit talent. Frost came in with good intentions, but he got steamrolled.
  2. Rumor has it, there will be a press conference Sunday at 3:00. If what I'm hearing is true, I would venture to guess that this has been a done deal for a while. If what I'm hearing is true, it will become clear as to why they've waited this long for an announcement.
  3. You really think so? In the NFL at the QB position at least, performance based contracts seem to be a thing of the past.
  4. I don't think it is quite the simple. Considering what he is owed from his last job, everything has to basically pass the smell test.
  5. To the bolded: isn't that the HC's job? I get what you are saying in terms of money allotments for assistants. However, certain coaches don't exactly work the best together even though they may be the best in their respective field. If the HC wants to bring in a coordinator that is relatively unknown and new in their position, I don't think we need to make that said coordinator one of the highest paid in the country.
  6. Jim Tressel also had no winning seasons as a P5 coach when he was hired at Ohio State. Ohio State was in a much better position than we currently are. I'm not sure why it is so important to have P5 success in order to coach at Nebraska. How does a 60-26 record at a P5 school sound over seven years and three top ten finishes? It sounded really good to Michigan, so they hired him. He went 15-22 over three seasons, and never finished a season ranked. Hiring a coach is a crapshoot. Remember when David Shaw was all the buzz? His last four years record at Stanford is very comparable to ours. We have tried almost every angle. We have hired a NFL coach who led his team to a Super Bowl. Then, we hired one of the best DC's. Then, we hired a program builder. Finally, we hired the coach who was all the buzz. I don't envy Trev. in this decision.
  7. I'm probably in the minority, but I highly doubt Bob Stoops lasts any longer here than Solich did.
  8. If you would have said Devaney, I could probably agree. I guess it all depends on where you want to put Barry Switzer. Switzer absolutely owned TO.
  9. TP The Guy does realize that Riley actually coached longer in the NFL than Matt Rhule right? He also had a slightly better winning percentage in the NFL as well.
  10. I was reading an article this morning about female athletes and NIL dollars. Apparently, the female athletes getting the most money are wait for it...... blonde bombshells. It's just a matter of time before NIL gets axed because it will be deemed racist, sexist, etc.
  11. I can agree with most of this except the bolded. I'm sure Frost has figured it out that it's really difficult to recruit to the midwest. He'll stay a lot closer to a recruiting hotbed. I could see him somewhere like Miami.
  12. I have a bad feeling that in 3-4 years Frost will have resurrected South Florida and we will still be floundering near the bottom of the B1G.
  13. I'm not sure about the bolded. I have often wondered if Saban isn't a little bit worried. The way he's been carrying on about Jimbo buying the best class, I wonder if he isn't worried if Alabama will be able to keep up with some other schools? Between rule changes with the transfer portal and now NIL, I wouldn't be surprised to see Saban retire at the end of this season or next.
  14. I don't think we are cursed either. This program has the ability to wear a coach down. I really believe this is what happened to both Bo and Frost. Bo walked into a better situation in terms of talent, but found it difficult to recruit here. Even with his historic season at UCF, Frost also found it difficult to recruit here. Bo started pimping his name out there for any job considered in a recruiting hotbed. It appears Frost just simply gave up. We have a few new things going on that might just very well be the spark we need. With the transfer portal and now the NIL deal, the right young and energetic coach could put us back on the map. I believe TA has been looking and inquiring about coaches as far back as last season. I don't think how a particular coach is doing this year makes much of an impact on TA's decision. There is a name that seems to come up whenever there is a NFL job opening that I haven't seen pop up here yet. I wonder if TA would give a guy like Eric Bieniemy a shot? I would think Bieniemy and Joseph could really make some noise in recruiting.
  15. To the bolded: yeah, I said the same thing when Callahan was hired. Yet, here I am. Even if we screw the pooch with this next hire, you will be back just like all the rest of us. We can't help ourselves.
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