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Lots of coaching jobs filled today

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by methomps, Dec 12, 2004.

  1. methomps

    methomps an imbecility, a stupidity without name

    Filled today:

    Notre Dame: Charlie Weis
    Washington: Tyrone Willingham
    Stanford: Walt Harris
    Utah State: Brent Guy

    Still open:

    BYU: Chow tops their list, but may look in-house
    Pitt: Wannstedt maybe, Oklahoma's Bo Pelini, Buffalo's Tom Clement
    Ole Miss: candidates include USC's Ed Orgeron, Butch Davis, UMiami's Randy Shannon, and others
    tOSU: Ooops, forgot ESPN is still working on this one

    I miss any?
  2. Saw31

    Saw31 High Seas Rogue

    Hey damnit! None of that kinda talk! :biggrin:

    Anyway, I thought Washington had started leaning towards Mike Tice the last few days. What do the USC'ers think of the Harris and Willingham hirings? I think Willingham can put Washington back on the map and I liked Harris when he was here as OC.
  3. September 25 ,2005

    ND At Washington.....

  4. Penguin-BUCK

    Penguin-BUCK Insider

    coaching positions filled

    Are you serious? Walt Harris really left Pitt for Stanford. I thought he could do a lot better. I think he will eventually make a top top five college team.
  5. MegaWoody

    MegaWoody Newbie

    Dennis Erickson to Ole Miss.
  6. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    The HC of the BCS bound team from the Big Least leaves for Stanford. Think about that for a minute.

    If that doesn't send a clear message regarding the future of that particular conference I don't know what else could.
  7. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tbody><tr> <td class="yspsctnhdln">Harris hired as Stanford's new football coach</td></tr> <tr> <td height="7"><spacer type="block" height="1" width="1"></td></tr></tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td>By JANIE McCAULEY, AP Sports Writer
    December 12, 2004 STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Pittsburgh's Walt Harris was hired as Stanford's new football coach Sunday, giving the Cardinal the offensive-minded leader they sought to replace Buddy Teevens.

    Stanford spokesman Gary Migdol said Harris accepted the job Sunday, and the school planned an official announcement for Monday.

    ``He's accepted and will be here tomorrow,'' Migdol said. ``He's in Pittsburgh today.''

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    Harris interviewed on campus Friday, two days after Southern California offensive coordinator Norm Chow visited to interview. Athletic director Ted Leland offered Harris the job Saturday, then met with university president John Hennessey and provost John Etchemendy as a formality in the hiring process.

    ``He interviewed very well and presented himself very well,'' Stanford linebacker Jon Alston told The Associated Press in a phone interview Sunday. ``In my impression, he's done some really impressive things, and hopefully he can continue them at Stanford. I thought he was a coach's coach. The things he was able to accomplish at Pittsburgh speak for themselves.''

    Alston has watched Pitt from afar and noticed how Harris turned around the program. Alston believes Leland worked quickly to get a coach hired before the height of the recruiting season.

    ``I think it worked fine,'' Alston said of the timing.

    Leland said he wouldn't spend a fortune on his football coach. Harris met last week with Pittsburgh athletic director Jeff Long, but the school didn't offer him an extension for more than the close to $600,000 he was earning. Pitt sophomore quarterback Tyler Palko campaigned for the school to keep him.

    Leland went with the coach he knows -- he hired Harris to be head coach at Pacific in 1989.

    Leland searched for a coach with a strong offensive background after Stanford struggled to score during Teevens' tenure. The Cardinal went 4-7 the past two seasons, losing their last five games this year. They were 0-13 down the stretch the past three seasons leading to Teevens' firing last month.

    Harris, Pitt's eighth-year coach, has plenty of connections to the Bay Area. He grew up in South San Francisco and attended college at Pacific in Stockton, where he also began his college coaching career directing the secondary.

    He coached the linebackers at California from 1974-77 and made stops at Air Force, Michigan State, Illinois and Tennessee before taking over at Pacific for three seasons. The school eventually dropped the program.

    Harris was Ohio State's quarterbacks coach in 1995-96 before going to Pitt.

    Chow has directed the top-ranked Trojans' offense for four years.

    The 58-year-old Chow hasn't been a head coach since 1970-72 at Waialua High in Hawaii. Chow, who is of Chinese descent, has talked about wanting to be the first Asian-American to be head coach at a major college.

    ``It was a win-win situation for the university,'' Alston said. ``I think what it came down to was head coaching experience.''

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  8. SC"U"Mbuster

    SC"U"Mbuster Newbie

    Walt Harris is an excellent choice for Stanford. He is a Bay-area guy with roots all over North/Central California, including from his days coaching at University of the Pacific in Stockton, before they folded their football program. He will get the recruits to play in his system and will help move Stanford into the middle to upper-middle of the pack in the Pac-10. No way are they going to go toe-to-toe with SCum-West every year, but him and Jeff Tedford (Cal) will scheme interesting game plans in their annual matchup against the boys from Compton, and each other.
  9. LloydSev

    LloydSev DreamWeaver

    Where did you hear that?
  10. ntd

    ntd Newbie

    I dunno about him, but I saw it on some football pregame show this morning, I think it was ESPN, so standard grain of salt disclaimer applies
  11. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Chris Mortenson was reporting it today
  12. gregorylee

    gregorylee I'd rather be napping!!

    Did I miss something and the IU job got filled or are you guys just ignoring them because they are IR, um I mean IU?
  13. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    should we even feel sorry for Ty Willingham? let's see he goes from ND to UW:

    Better city
    Better/smarter/more patient alumni
    Better ability to get blue chip recruits
    Better recent tradition (UW won a more recent national title and has finished in the top 5 recently as well)
  14. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    I agree, Tibs. It's definitely an upgrade for Willingham.
  15. OSUG314

    OSUG314 Newbie

    plus less strict academic restrictions for admission

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