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There is no reason to think a man who was just an NFL head coach wants to "come down" to being a college OC.
Neg bomb away, folks - we're not getting a former NFL head coach as our OC.
But I'll play along - if we're truly demanding excellence shouldn't we be throwing money at John Gruden or Tony Dungy? Get it done, Hollis!
Let's offer Chip Kelly 3.5 million to come in as OC.
oh and let's trade dominic Riaola for Aaron Rodgers. And Teysaun Prince for LeBron James.
. He would not come here, but I just wanted to say how classy the guy has always been.
Stranger things have occurred but I would be shocked if Shurmur came back to MSU as OC.
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I've only ever heard positive things about Shurmer as a coach and a person. I do think he was in the conversation for both of our two most recent HC hires, but everything I've heard about him is he's a career NFL coach. I suspect he could land a good college HC gig now, but I suspect he'll take an OC job in the NFL instead.
And like we've both said, there is NO chance of stepping down to a college OC gig. The premise of this thread is comical.
Isn't UM's D-Coordinator the former Ravens D-Coordinator?
thank you for being the voice of logic and reasonl
Can he take over as head coach?
He is also 107 years old.
He also had a daughter living in Ann Arbor who just had had his first grandson. My understanding was he was wearing out his welcome with some of the Ravens defenders and it just seemed everything lined up right for him to come to Ann Arbor.
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Yes. But they could also afford to pay him NFL money to go to UM, we can't afford that.
Pat Shurmer was the HEAD COACH of the Browns.
Can we afford not to shell out the big bucks for an OC?
We need to improve the offense to improve revenue.
Shurmur will probably follow Andy Reid to Arizona to be the offensive coordinator of the Cardinals unless he gets another shot at a head coaching opportunity.
This thread has me wondering how many former NFL head coaches are currently college coordinators. There might be one or two, but I can't think of any.
Most of them had position coaches in college but in order to leverage an NFL career they moved to the NFL as a position coach or a coordinator.
A lot went into him choosing to go back to UM, including his history there, current family situation there, and being nudged out the door in Baltimore. WOTS was that there were two defensive minds running that team and they were getting ready to choose the other guy (forget his name but I think he's still with the team) over Mattison to run them exclusively.
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He was such the defensive mastermind as everyone at Michigan thinks with the way they played against South Carolina..lol.
I'm hearing qb coach and Childress as OC...what is more prestigious? QB Coach in the NFL or OC in college?
Depends. Do you enjoy chasing 16 & 17 year old kids around? Begging them to come to your school? Or would you just rather coach, look at film, digest it, and do it. Some people love that life in planes, selling the university, doing the week to week stuff like that, some hate it. Who knows.
They balance out. Head coach of the browns means shit. They're never that good in the 21st century. Ravens Defense could play the whole time and still beat the browns.
I guess it matters if your ultimate goals are in college or the pros. Looking at Shurmer's resume its not hard to figure out his priorities.
The Browns are damn near a head coaching grave yard, but I think Schottenheimer survived. Hopefully Shurmer will get another crack at a HC gig in the pros.
Its five o'clock somewhere.
It's not likely, but how much money are we talking about?
I'm thinking about $800,000 for NFL OC vs. $500,000 for MSU OC.
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