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That would be excellent.
oh you got me, no head coaches have a coordinator when they run the show as a coordinator. Oh wait, that would be almost every head coach that runs a specific unit.
Bollman was a consultant and eyes in the sky for Tressel. Bollman was mostly a OL coach at Ohio State. Don't believe me? Fine. Yet feel free to check just about anything on the internet. It's a fact Tressel called plays. One quick internet search...
Have skype set up in the box upstairs, it's brilliant.
Chill bud, I was genuinely asking.
The Buckeye fans sound like Michigan fans. They think they underachieve with the talent they supposedly get too. This guy may not have called the plays under Tressel, but he certainly had a bigger role than just O line coach. Even as just an O line coach, he coached O lines that won 7 B1G Titles, a NC, and put 10 O linemen in the NFL. That's 1 a year, pretty much meaning his O lines had 2 or 3 future NFL players at most times.
I know some teams' fans think recruiting makes things easy, but it doesn't, there really isn;t a lot of difference between the 5th ranked class and the 25th ranked class despite what the press would have you believe. You still have to evaluate players well to put 10 guys into the NFL, I don't care what their star ratings are, 1 NFL lineman a year is tough to do.
Sorry, I took it as a smart ass remark. My bad.
Well it's hard to be excited about this hire after reading this thread. Hopefully it is just a false report. I don't have a problem with the Bucknut presence here. They are only speaking from experience.
I know you're trying to imply that Urban cheated to get Decker and Dodson and that's fine. But the thing with Decker and Dodson that's more important to look at is what Bollman didn't do. Like return Decker's phone calls. Or recruit Dodson at all until OSU got word that he was about to commit to Wisconsin.
So, Bollman was just a scapegoat for Tressel's bad play calling?
That doesn't seem fair.
Yeah, I'm sure Ohio State just paid this dude a hefty salary and gave him the title of Offensive Coordinator to sit around, wear some Ohio State stuff, bring donuts to the coaching meetings, and just generally be fat. I'm sure he had NOTHING to do with any of OSU's success.
Delusion at its best.
Very few fan bases like their OC, it's like being a goal tender in hockey. I would take whatever you hear from Buckeye fans with a grain of salt. I'd like to hear from non Buckeye fans more though.
For instance, what do Michigan fans think of him when he was going 9-2 against them?
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The title has to go to somebody. Jim Tressel did multiple jobs while he was here. He was the head coach, offensive coordinator, and he even did a lot of the QB coaching once Joe Daniels got cancer. He also did a lot of the recruiting on the offensive side of the ball with the main help coming from Darrell Hazell & Doc Tressel. The way Tressel coached offense he never wanted to hire an independent OC because that's not how his system worked. In order for "Tresselball" to operate best, it needed to be micro managed by Tressel himself. He was a control freak. Fortunately for us he was a mediocre to decent offensive coordinator, although he lacked aggression which drove the fanbase crazy at times. He had good results overall with his strategy, but in truth, very little of that success can be translated to contributions from Bollman. I would agree with some of my fellow OSU posters here when they say things like "we won in spite of Bollman". This really is hard to argue with if you watched (and re-watched) Ohio State football games during the JT era.
i only care about spartans --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqsAJQc-NCY
He just didn't try hard enough.
OSU didn't really pay him a hefty salary. Tressel's staff was pretty damn cheap. Bollman was barely making over $300k as the highest paid offensive coach on the staff. OSU now has 4 offensive coaches making very close to what he did or more. Does that automatically make them better? Of course not. But it says something.
You won't hear anyone complaining about his replacement Tom Herman.
LOL at Buckeye fans acting like they underachieved in any way during those year. 7 B1G titles, played for 3 NCs and won one. They were one of the top 2 or 3 programs in the Country over that time period.
Some teams' fans think they should win the NC every year and if they don't it's underachieving.
How much do SEC Offensive Coordinators get paid?
Gotta trust Dantonio on this one. He was the DC at OSU when Bollman was the OC so he got an in-depth view of how this guy coaches more than anybody else not on that staff. That's about as detailed of a screening process as you're going to get. Clearly Dantonio liked the job he did enough to hire him onto his own staff.
I'm not thrilled with the hire either after listening to OSU fans bash the guy so much, but I'm gonna trust
Meh, hate this hire.
$300k....considered chump change to all the Bucknuts in line with their food stamps.
Bama pays theirs just under $600k. LSU just got Cameron who will be getting over $1m. When Auburn had Malzahn they were paying about $1m. Clemson (not SEC but significant) pays Chad Morris $1.3m.
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