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Trivia Question #1
Name this former JLS assistant and his next job:
Eastern Washington (QB/WR) 1987–1994
Montana State (OC) 1995–1999
Louisville (WR/ST) 2000–2002
Michigan State (assistant HC) 2003–2005
Oakland Raiders (QB) 2006
Fresno State (OC) 2007
They are right that he was a terrible coach for a team that won 6 straight Big Ten titles ? I think there is a little wiggle room between that and the JLS track record.
Jim McElwain, Alabama OC
What do I win?
Good luck with Bollman. Never liked his OL but other than that he's ok!
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by NuttyBuckeyes 14 months ago
Trivia Question #2
Name this former JLS assistant and his next job:
BC Lions (QB) 2001
Ottawa Renegades (QB) 2002
Michigan State (QB) 2003–05
St. Louis Rams (QB) 2006–07
Fresno State (OC) 2008
Washington (OC/QB) 2009–11
Doug Nussmeier, current Alabama OC
Nussmeir, Alabama OC. Whats your point?
Would anyone on the RCMB have been happy hiring a former JLS position coach for OC?
It seemed to work out well for Alabama.
Trivia Question #3
Who is this (holy crap his wiki page has already been updated!)
Miami (OH) (GA) 1977
Miami (OH) (OL) 1978–1982
NC State (AHC/OL) 1983–1984
NC State (AHC/LB) 1985
Youngstown State (DC) 1986–1988
Youngstown State (OC) 1989–90
Virginia (OL) 1991–1994
Michigan State (OL) 1995–1997
Philadelphia Eagles (TE) 1998
Chicago Bears (TE) 1999–2000
Ohio State (OC/OL) 2001–2011
Boston College (OL/RGC) 2012
MSU (OC) 2013-present
'Bama simply out-talents 9 out of 10 teams they face. 3 NCs in 4 years (a near miss in the other year likely due to simple complacency). Nussmeir isn't the magic lynch pin there. Replace Nussmeir with Bollman (or even Roushar [gasp]) and they probably still win the NC last year.
Guinness makes you drop mud.
I read about the first sentence. You must not of been here when we had the little OSU invasion on here recently.
Honestly isn't a more classless fanbase that I've ever come across
I think the vast majority of FBS coordinators are on about the same level. The really good offensive minds (Chip Kelly, Dana Holgorsen, Paul Chryst, (gulp) RichRod, Malzahn) don't stay coordinators for long.
Rook, hello from Buck nation...I feel bad for you guys....We would of loved for Bolls to end up at Scum but not to Sparty, I feel bad for you. Not only is he an average O Coordinator, the guy hates recruiting and is lazy. After his health conditions from a few years back, he has really slowed down. Recruiting is an energy game. I feel bad for you guys as we were so excited in Cbus to see him leave. He was just awful. Not sure what Dino is thinking here as there are so many good, young Offensive minds out there. Wish you guys great luck on every day but one this fall. Take care and beat up on your lil bro in AA. Go Bucks.
They sure did when Tressel was hired. Some D-2 guy from effin' Youngstown State? They weren't impressed.
I am new to this board, but this guy seems very insecure. He needs to check himself
"Anyone" ? Ya, probably. Most people agree that the defenses sunk JLS and ruined his tenure here, not the offense.
Thanks for the candor.
Vince, most of us thought Tressel was in way over his head...boy, were we wrong. I have always liked Dino, class act, good guy, loves the kids. I was sorry to see him go to Cincy but happy he landed up in E Lansing. He will get you guys to the top, as I love the D minded coaches. We owe a great deal of Ring in 2002 to him and the D staff for the job they did that year. Good luck Spartans, a fan in Cbus.
So has Saban and Bama gone complacent and on the cheap with coordinator coaching hires?
As compared to when he had a guy like Dantonio coaching for him as a position coach?
My point here is multifold:
1. We as message board posters don't know crap about coaching hires
2. Bollman's resume stacks up very favorably with Bamas last two OCs that won national titles (see "SEC - national titles, OSU, willing to do what it takes, hire big-time assistants, pour out the money blah blah blah")
3. I wonder if Dave Baldwin is the next in line here on the path to greatness and should have been considered.
4. Perhaps talent has something to do with it
This post was edited by Big Green Stick 14 months ago
Not sure I would thank me, but Dino has known him for a long time...so who knows. Hope it works out well for you guys. Bentley, one of our best, thought Bolls was the best O line coach he ever had and Bentley is very vocal and has a coaching clinic in Cleveland, so the man does know his X/O's.
Bollman is brought in as part of a run game/pass game coordinator setup with Salem or Warner, one of whom would also act as primary play caller, and collaborate in game plan setup.
He'll also work with the TEs or O-Line, freeing up Staten a bit.
Would that be the end of the world too? Just curious...
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