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junior4949 last won the day on March 31 2011

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  1. I'm not sure how anyone could be confident in the bolded. CU will be one of if not the most interesting teams to watch this season. Coach Prime will either look like a mad scientist genius or a colossal failure at seasons end with what he did with his roster.
  2. To the bolded: yes, we are comparable to the big boys. I saw a list that had us in the top 10. Unfortunately, there are two other schools in the top 10 that either are in the B1G or will be by 2024. Those two other schools are already leaps and bounds better than we are. NIL more than likely helps us rise faster, but it isn't going to be the thing that causes us to compete for a B1G title or a playoff spot. In order to compete for the top in the B1G, we are going to have to win in the trenches. Winning in the trenches is not something that is going to happen over night. Bowl eligibility is the first step. It's going to take a while to even get in the conversation of competing for the B1G. Rhule seems to be saying and doing the right things, but he is going to need some time.
  3. The CC games are already not important. TCU didn't win their conference. Ohio State didn't win their conference. Last year, the NC didn't win their conference. Once expansion occurs, CC games need to go away. They already don't mean anything, and what's the point in playing one additional meaningless game?
  4. When one looks at the conference records in the playoffs, it makes you wonder going forward how likely it will be for some of the conferences to even get a team into the playoffs? The SEC has completely dominated since we've had the playoffs. If it hadn't been for Clemson in a lot of those years, they might as well have filled the four slots with SEC teams. Even with expansion, it would seem the SEC will more than likely fill half the bracket.
  5. While the bolded may be true for the fans, I'm not so sure it was with TA. I've read on here more than a couple of times how Fickell rebuilt Cincinnati, but I'm just not convinced that is true. Tuberville coached Cincinnati the prior four years to Fickell. He had a winning record three of the four years and qualified for a bowl three of the four years with two of those years being 9 win seasons. Even if Fickell does great things at Wisconsin, I'm not sure we can really label him as a program builder. Our situation is drastically different than either Cincinnati or Wisconsin.
  6. It wasn't which is why I didn't want to post everything that I'd heard. Turns out, everything I heard was complete BS.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. You really think so? In the NFL at the QB position at least, performance based contracts seem to be a thing of the past.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. I'm probably in the minority, but I highly doubt Bob Stoops lasts any longer here than Solich did.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
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