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Coaching changes: coaches hired and fired, comings and goings

Discussion in 'College Football' started by ScriptOhio, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. stowfan

    stowfan Senior

    I would think the coach at Utah and the coach at Tulsa will both be hot commodities at season's end.
  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Long steps down as New Mexico's head coach

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Rocky Long is stepping down after 11 seasons at the helm of New Mexico's football team.
    Long's resignation is effective immediately, athletic department spokesman Greg Remington confirmed Monday.
    Long said in a statement that he appreciated all of the support during his tenure and he thanked former athletics director Rudy Davalos, UNM President David Schmidly and athletic director Paul Krebs for helping make the program better over the years.
    "I think the football program has a solid foundation and is in a position to really improve, given new leadership," Long said in a statement. Long, the winningest head coach in school history, compiled a 65-69 record and took the Lobos to five bowl appearances in seven seasons since 2002.

    Entire article: FOX Sports on MSN - COLLEGE FOOTBALL - Long steps down as New Mexico's head coach
  3. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    The coach at Tulsa is the same guy who just had 70 points laid on him this past Saturday. Not so sure I would be looking at him:(

    With all due respect to Gill's accomplishments I do think that the BCA will play a role in some coaching decisions this year unfortunately:!
  4. FWBuckeye

    FWBuckeye Newbie

    Muschamp to take over Texas when Brown retires - NCAA Football - Live Scores, Standings, Stats

  5. EngineerHorn

    EngineerHorn No todo alli

    I was about to come post that. Interesting strategy. I like having options, but it's almost impossible to follow a legend and be successful. My knee-jerk reaction was to say it's a very premature decision (at least to announce it to the public) since he hasn't even been here a year. But the more I think about it, the more I like the decision.

    Muschamp would be as good as gone next year, if not this one, and this guarantees continuity in the short term (I think Mack is sick and tired of looking for new def coordinators, not to mention the impact on recruits) and in the long term. I can't think of a better person to ease into this position than Muschamp. It's a good fit, even though their styles are so different. Mack is the ultimate administrator/general/CEO, and Muschamp is the battle-hardened, unpolished sergeant. Dude doesn't even look into the camera during pressers, and interviews are frequently awkward. Hopefully he'll develop more of a presence off the field over the next couple years.
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  6. Sportsbuck28

    Sportsbuck28 Here comes the BOOM

    I wonder how long until Fickell or Hazell is scooped up..
  7. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    I am not worried about Luke going anyplace. Hazell on the other hand concerns me.
  8. mross34

    mross34 Rock, Flag, and Eagle

    Mack Brown? A legend?

    Wasn't he on the hot seat until 2005?
  9. FWBuckeye

    FWBuckeye Newbie

    Honestly I don't think the seat was ever really that warm, other than some idle chatter by the talking heads on ESPiN.
  10. EngineerHorn

    EngineerHorn No todo alli

    Exactly. And a lot of message boards. It was the worst after the 2003 Holiday Bowl loss when it looked like we'd never seen a blitz. Yes, some were calling for Mack's head, but I think most of the anger was directed at the coordinators. We went 10-3 that year and were a KSU upset of OU away from going to a BCS bowl.

    Maybe not a coaching legend in the eyes of the rest of the country, but definitely one in Austin.

    For what it's worth, I think Mack steps down after next year. Before this year started, 2009 was the year the media, fans, and even Brown himself had been pointing to as the best chance to win another national title.
  11. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Re: Texas defensive coordinator Will Muschamp has been designated head coach-in-waiting

    Reminds me of what happened to John Sandusky. He was an assistant coach at Penn State for 30 years and ultimately became the defensive coordinator. He turned down several opportunities to be the head coach at other schools as he was the heir apparent to the head coaching position at Penn State when Joe Paterno retired. Guess who retired first (in 1999) and never became the head coach at Penn State?
  12. DaytonBuck

    DaytonBuck I've always liked them

    Tulsa's coach Todd Graham is the real deal. He's easily the top non-BCS coaching prospect in my opinion with Turner Gill number 2.
  13. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    I would think that the HC (Petersen) at Boise State would be #1. His track record is much longer than that of Graham or Gill.

    We disagree on this but not much when it comes to basketball:wink2:
  14. mross34

    mross34 Rock, Flag, and Eagle

    I feel like, fair or not, Dan Hawkins lack of success at Colorado has hurt Chris Petersen.
  15. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    This is only Petersen's 3rd year as a HC, the same as Graham and Gill :huh:

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