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OSU would never go for that.
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Can we fire this guy already? I know I will get some down votes & I honestly don't care. I would rather clean out the AD, Chancellor, & this hack of a HC so we can start over.
I can't see any big10 school going for it.
What do they add?
"Put your mother in a straight-jacket you punk ass white boy." ~ Mike Tyson
A solid football program and a pretty good basketball program?
Oh wait, I forgot how much academics had to do with conference realignment
Metro based Schools like UC, Lousiville, Pitt etc. (University of Chicago being the classic exception) will never be rated as highly academically as the sterotypical state universities because they have different mission statements, serve a different segment of the popolulation, the student body consists of many part time and night schooll students, and they are geographically, for the most part, isolated from the rest of the state which results in their respective state legislatures resisting funding them on par with the traditional universities. The quality of education one receives at these schools is every bit as good.
This post was edited by rob 19 months ago
"I think the world is run by C students"
how far do you think knoxville is from cincy?
We've got depth. We've got numbers.
alright nino, I'll play along: it's about 3-4 hrs away as I recall. That said, I'll stick by what i said: he doesn't recruit that far south traditionally I wouldn't THINK.....IF I'm wrong and he does, then I'll admit it but as I said the name Butch Jones won't elicit any more enthusiasm amongs alums and UT fans than Derek Dooley did. Fair? No, because Butch can coach and connect to young men much better than Dooley who is a tool. However, the delusional Vol fans want a name coach and I don't think they'll give Jones the support he'll need.
This post was edited by spartyon1 19 months ago
Neat? I'm sure it is a fine school.
It doesn't bring in enough money athletically to make the other big10 schools more money. It doesn't add new TV markets, and it doesn't add a new state. It will never be in the big10.
I didnt do an exact count, but approx 90% of this roster is from
Thats pretty fertile recruiting ground right there.
He hasnt recruited with the backing of the UT brand either. It will be interesting to watch.
If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day.
UC is an okay school with a couple lights.out programs (CCM and DAAP). it's a commuter campus with a football stadium that seats 35,000.
UC also doesn't expand the footprint of the B1G. no way in hell are they getting into the conference.
Sparty is our mascot, we are Spartans.
5 star Reuben Foster decomitts Auburn, time for Butch to go to work.
Yeah, it will. I think my like for Jones will trump my dislike for UT fans: buncha gomers. As I said above, I don't think they'll back him but I hope for his sake I'm wrong.
Let's cut the BS by the way: is the Cinci AD on the phone with Narduzzi today? (rhetorical question)
the Vol faithful are about 50/50 on him right now. His assistants will determine a lot of how the other 50% fall, as will the support he gets from important former players.
Terry Fair is a very important person right now because he is on the radio everyday. He wanted Charlie Strong, and stated that a lot of players wanted Strong. But he also came out very early in support of bJones. That will be huge. And the more people that fall in line that are visible like tFair, the more support Jones will receive.
And he needs to find a way to bring Tee Martin on board. That would be huge.
As for Narduzzi.....Im sure he is on the list. Hopefully someone else is higher.
Again, he spent two years at WVU as a position coach.
Additionally, part of his recruiting territory as an assistant at WVU was Florida. While he may not have strong links to the south, he has experience recruiting in SEC country.
GaorBill also pointed out that Jones has many southern kids on his roster at Cincy right now. On top of that, some of these kids are quality recruits. Many argue that Jones has been a much better recruiter ay Cincy than the guy before him.
Kerry Coombs should be the guy they take. legendary high school coach in Cincy and was an assistant here until taking a job as an assistant at OSU. he's local and not as likely to jump ship at the next offer.
fair enough: I stand corrected gents. That's an impressive pedigree: hope the rocky top rednecks give him a fair shake, I really do.
Closer to 5. About on par with EL to Cincy.
I think that's the kid that has a big Auburn tattoo already.
My brother in law is a UT grad. He's underwhelmed.
Saban visited the kid yesterday Bama just gets richer and richer
It is somewhere in the middle. It is not fair to say Jones has no inroads, but he will be unfamiliar to many in those parts, too.
Jones's first two full classes at Cincy were around #50 nationally, which were better than Kelly's first two full classes. However, it is hard to say if Jones was riding Kelly's coattails, or if he was an actual improvement. I do think the guy can coach. After his first season at CMU, he looked like he was going to take the program south. However, by the time he left, I think CMU fans liked him better than Kelly.
Wow. Tennessee goes with in my eyes another unproven coach. They got a guy who has directly benefited from Brian Kelly's success/playing in a crappy conference (the combo of both) for what, 6 years? He followed Kelly at CMU then at Cincy and has stepped into great situations and both times, the program got a little worse (while still being successful).
Not saying he's a bad coach but he's unproven. The only way to prove himself would be to take a job that is a challenge but Tennessee can't afford to take a risk IMO. He also has no ties to Tennessee does he? Weird, weird hire. After the Kiffin and Dooley disasters you would think they would do a little better. Maybe I'm wrong and he will do well there but if I were a Tennessee fan I wouldn't be happy. And as an MSU fan I really won't be happy since this means Cincy will be eying our best assistant coach.
I think he might go to UGA.
Steve Stripling will probably be named the UC coach
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