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15 reasons NFL coaches don't want to become college football coaches

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by MiamiBuffs, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. MiamiBuffs

    MiamiBuffs Wᴉɐɯᴉ qnɟɟs Club Member

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    http://www.sbnation.com/college-foo...9/nfl-college-coaches-jim-harbaugh-chip-kelly
     
  2. FLounder

    FLounder The Buffs will rise again! Club Member

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    Number 7? could it be said its easier to teach a player a position correctly then to change bad habits that a kid has been playing with 6+ years?
     
  3. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Haha.

    It all comes down to how much you enjoy recruiting when comparing the two.

    A big reason Saban returned to college was roster management.

    He didn't like that he was saddled with guys under long-term contracts that would be cap hits should he decide to cut them.

    He liked how he got to turn over almost 1/3 of his roster every year at the college level.
     
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    My dad went to UF and is a life long Dolphin season ticket holder. To him Saban's name is missing a T.
     
  5. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    It all came down to a mistake at QB.

    Saban & the Miami brass decided that taking a risk on Daunte Culpepper's surgically-repaired knee was a better bet than taking a risk on Drew Brees's surgically-repaired throwing shoulder.

    We all know how that turned out. Saban realized that the NFL is almost completely about whether you get the QB position right and that a major ****up there takes years from which to recover.
     
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    Yeah. That was a very ugly time to be a Dolphin. I dont think Nicky had any say over personel. Randy Mueller was GM. I think Parcells fired him when he showed up.
     
  7. MtnBuff

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    Pro coaches are hired to be fired.

    Lots of turnover at the college level as well but as long as you are making progress you can count on 4-5 years and a lot of coaches manage to get in 8-10 years someplace or more if they can build a solid program. Build that solid program and recruiting gets easier and you get more stable.

    Pro coaches have to deal with the reverse order of the draft and the salary cap making their rosters inconsistent and job stability almost non-existant. How many pro coaches are around with the same team3-4 years after being in a super bowl?

    College coaches also nominally have to report to their AD's and university administration but usually the show is theirs. They get to pick the players they recruit, handle discipline, manage assistants, etc.

    NFL coaches have a GM making player decisions and more and more have a "hands on" owner who thinks he knows more about football than they do.

    I don't think it is a coincidence that not many coaches who move either direction have a great deal of success. Some do but for many the jobs are to different and they are only suited for one or the other.
     

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