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  1. #1
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    The big head coaching picture

    Tell me if I've left anyone out. I'm going to put these in my own ballpark estimation of where we rank in football job prestige, with a healthy dose of benefit of the doubt. The vacancies are or were:

    1) Michigan [hired Rich Rodriguez from WVU]
    2) Nebraska [hired Bo Pelini from LSU]
    3) Texas A&M [hired Mike Sherman]
    4) Arkansas [hire Petrino from the DirtyBirds]
    5) UCLA
    6) West Virginia
    7) Georgia Tech [hired Paul Johnson]
    8) Ole Miss [hired Arkansas' sloppy 2nds]
    9) Washington State [hired Paul Wolff]
    10) Colorado State
    11) Southern Miss
    12) Baylor [hired Art Briles away from UH]
    13) Duke [hired David Cutcliffe]
    14) SMU
    15) Northern Illinois [hired SIU's coach, I forget his name]

    loose former head coaches include (no particular order):


    Orgeron
    Bower
    Morriss
    Callahan
    Roof
    Franchione
    Bennett
    Gailey
    Dorrell

    former head coaches who are done:
    Carr
    Lubick
    Novak
    Doba

    Other schools that may soon be in the mix:
    Texas Tech (Leach linked to like 90 jobs)

    what am I missing?
    Last edited by throatybeard; 12-20-2007 at 01:32 PM.

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  2. #2
    I'm pretty sure Callahan and Franchione will be picked up by someone. I think Callahan was in a pretty crappy situation at Nebraska where it seemed the entire Cornhusker nation turned against him not long after the WF game (and some of the criticism was deserved. Franchione can coach but may have burned some bridges the way he handled the Alabama situation a few years ago.

    Also I hope we DO NOT hire Gailey, I don't think its good to hire within the league, regardless of what NC State does.

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    When Carr announced I was afraid it was so Michigan would steal Roof.

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    Duke will not be going after Chan Gailey.

    There is only one recently-dismissed coach that is of interest at this time.

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    Please, not Schottenheimer

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Corey View Post
    Duke will not be going after Chan Gailey.

    There is only one recently-dismissed coach that is of interest at this time.
    As a Washington DC resident, let me say that while I respect Marty, and think he got a raw deal with the local pro team, he'd be all wrong for Duke. To elaborate:

    1. He was fired in favor of Spurrier (need I say more?).
    2. His teams are B-O-R-I-N-G.
    3. He's too old for this job.

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    Just out of curiosity, is it Bennett or Barnett? And speaking of coaches with a perceived cloud over their heads, Neuheisel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Corey View Post
    Duke will not be going after Chan Gailey.

    There is only one recently-dismissed coach that is of interest at this time.
    Mike, do us a favor and stick around, you're a great poster.

    A movie is not about what it's about; it's about how it's about it.
    ---Roger Ebert


    Some questions cannot be answered
    Who’s gonna bury who
    We need a love like Johnny, Johnny and June
    ---Over the Rhine

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    Reports are that "Ole Miss" is targeting Nutt.

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    I hear the same about Nutt.

    New: Bill Doba is out as Washington State, for reasons I don't understand.

    A movie is not about what it's about; it's about how it's about it.
    ---Roger Ebert


    Some questions cannot be answered
    Who’s gonna bury who
    We need a love like Johnny, Johnny and June
    ---Over the Rhine

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    that's not what I've heard...

    Rumor around here is that Nutt and GA Tech are in serious talks, and that Ole Miss is next up if that doesn't work out.

    I would think that Franchione is done after the stuff that came out at TX A&M about his nice little newsletter. That, in addition to the way he left Alabama, would make me very hesitant to hire him. But then, I'm not an AD. I guess if Jim Harrick can find someone to hire him, so can Dennis Franchione.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArkieDukie View Post
    Rumor around here is that Nutt and GA Tech are in serious talks, and that Ole Miss is next up if that doesn't work out.
    Yep--I'll actually be fairly surprised if Nutt doesn't end up at GT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Corey View Post
    Duke will not be going after Chan Gailey.

    There is only one recently-dismissed coach that is of interest at this time.
    Quote Originally Posted by throatybeard View Post
    Mike, do us a favor and stick around, you're a great poster.
    I concur, Mike. Your insight is valuable.
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    I really don't understand OM's thinking with Nutt, and maybe not GT's. The SEC schools are in fierce competition with each other and always comparing themselves to each other. If OM hires Nutt, they're basically admitting that a guy who wasn't good enough for Arkansas is good enough for them.

    GT doesn't have to think about SEC schools other than Georgia that much, but it seems like Jimbo Fisher or Paul Johnson would be a better idea than Nutt.

    A movie is not about what it's about; it's about how it's about it.
    ---Roger Ebert


    Some questions cannot be answered
    Who’s gonna bury who
    We need a love like Johnny, Johnny and June
    ---Over the Rhine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Corey View Post
    Duke will not be going after Chan Gailey.

    There is only one recently-dismissed coach that is of interest at this time.
    Unless i missed something the obvious question here is WHO?

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    It's nice to hear someone else say this...

    The point is that Duke can have -- should have -- a solid coach and do it without being forced to sacrifice its admissions standards or pay $3 million per year. The great lie in college football is that you must be allowed to recruit dumb players in order to be decent. Jim Grobe at Wake Forest and Paul Johnson at Navy are proof to the contrary.

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    Nutt

    No telling what will actually happen, but the Memphis Commercial-Appeal is reporting that the Ole Miss job is Nutt's to turn down.

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    This just in...

    The World-wide Leader is now reporting that Nutt is the new Ole Miss coach.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3129559

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    Thought that I would post a link to an ESPN page where they have made a chart like Throaty's in the first post, but with pretty graphics and stuff. This should make the coaching carousel easier to follow and save someone the task of updating the chart as events unfold.

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    big head?

    I thought this thread was going to be about Pete Gillen.

  20. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by merry View Post
    I thought this thread was going to be about Pete Gillen.

    Great job Merry - you beat me to it! My son and I used to refer to him as the human bobble-head ball (with affection of course, I really like Gillen).

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