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Charlie Strong

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by sackman, Sep 8, 2015.

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Hire Charlie Strong if MM is fired?

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  2. No

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  3. Heh - pole.

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  1. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Sounds like there's a band of villagers with pitchforks in Austin going after Charlie Strong. I never thought he'd be a good fit there and was surprised when he took the job. MM's seat is getting hot. Losing to the Rainbows basically assures another non-bowl season.

    If the stars align, and MM is shown the door, and Strong is available, do you want Charlie Strong as the next head coach of your Colorado Buffaloes?

    I'd do it in a New York minute. Strong is a solid coach who knows how to recruit and can put together a solid staff.
     
  2. onealcd

    onealcd Club Member Club Member

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    If leavitt stays I would rather have an offensive coach but I am a huge Charlie strong fan. I don't know how good of an offensive staff he could put together.
     
  3. 4DemBuffs

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    I have no idea at this time. He has a good body of work prior to this but I'm not impressed by his work at Texas. I understand what is going on there but CU has it's own issues and if he can't overcome the issues at Texas, why would he at CU? I get that its a totally different set of issues but I would be luke warm about the idea of him at CU. I would not reject it off hand.
     
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  4. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    I dunno. I kind of soured on him as a head coach after this last stint. I'm not in the fire MM crowd just yet, but drop a couple more winnable games, and I'd be like hey! We've got a guy who knows how to be a head coach, and then that opens a nifty DC billet and...well...you know...
     
  5. sackman

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    I think UT is just a really weird place to coach. It takes a special kind of person to succeed there. That doesn't mean Strong is a bad coach. It just means UT was not a good choice for him.
     
  6. Ozbuff

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    I hope MM turns things around, but it doesn't look too promising. Plus, the Pac-12 is terrifying. I can't see the light at the end of the tunnel yet. I'd take Strong for sure, but unlike most, I think he'll turn things around at UT.
     
  7. Burrito Palazzo

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    Strong's next job will be as a DC. Reversing my opinion.
     
  8. InTheBuff

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    apparently it takes a special kind of person to succeed in Boulder as well ... not sure Strong is that person
     
  9. SINKRATZ

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    Yes, in a heartbeat.
     
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    He has a very old school militaristic demeanor that would be off-putting to the non-football types in Boulder. I know that shouldn't matter, but because it's Boulder it always seems to. The positive is he gets the linebackers looking tough. That seemed to be the most competent unit on the Longhorns in game one.

    His coaching tree seems a bit short. I don't think he's married to the idea of bringing Watson everywhere with him but it scares me because Shawn Watson. The guy was hired to replace a fired Mike Sanford at Louisville and by all accounts did a great job developing Bridgewater into the NFL draft pick he became. Do I trust him to engineer an offense and make adjustments to his playcalling during a game? No, hell no. What I like is that Strong has a track record of firing/reassigning his assistants and has proven to have a much shorter leash on this thing than MacIntyre has thus far. That's the benefit of Charlie Strong. At some point you need a network of assistants that can recruit better in certain areas, and although we have made Florida and Georgia a focus that seems to be overwhelmingly what Strong may rely on until he meets some guys who can close in the western half of the country.
     
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    Need a guy with an OC background, looking through successful coaches and failures, an OC is much more likely to be successful. Also helped by the fact Leavitt would still be under contract.
     
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    Where there is smoke there is fire.

    Im not sold on him anymore. With the talent UT has they should not be getting thumped like this. And if you look back to 2014 they got whipped in similar fashion in the last two games of the season.
     
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    Strong will be fired at seasons end. I would hate to see him at CU. Why would CU want a coach who failed to produce at UT?

    This entire argument is stupid at best.
     
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    Look at Rich Rod at Arizona. Just because you fail at a place like Texas doesn't mean you are a bad head coach. Strong had to deal with, and is still dealing with a ton of BS at UT. He kicked off a bunch of talented players and a lot of the players were spoiled.
     
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    Strong does not fit in Boulder, if you think MM is a bad fit bring in this guy and its worse, Florida, Miami, someplace like that I might give him a punchers chance. As I said yesterday he looks a lot more like Dan Hawkins then he does Bill McCartney to me. I would not even consider it
     
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  16. SJBuff

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    No, Strong is a horrible fit for CU. his style will put people off and burn bridges, both in and out of the lockeroom. Plus, I'm not convinced the guy can coach and is more than a disciplinarian. If we hire strong he will fail and then it will take the guy we hire to replace him 3 years to fix all the damage Strong left in his wake.

    I'll pass on Strong and a 7 year extension to our current crappy state.
     
  17. GoBuffs08

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    Hell no to Strong. If you can't compete at UT with all their resources and 5* recruits just knocking at the door to come play no chance does he turn CU around. We need to find a strong assistant coach from a proven major conference winner. No more hiring the "winning" coach from dogpatch U and no hiring the guy that already failed somewhere else.
     
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    Petrino
     
  19. Gary Indiana

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    Give MM two more years to turn it around. If nothings doing, go for Stitt (results dependent).
     
  20. SpacemanSpiff

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    That's not going to be viewed as a Strong post by most here.
     
  21. Gary Indiana

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    I don't give a Stitt.
     
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  22. onealcd

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    Stitt would have to make a move as an OC first.
     
  23. Gary Indiana

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    Okay, I'll let him know you said so.
     
  24. MtnBuff

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    If Stitt had spent time as a coordinator at a P5 school you could look at the move but he has spent virtually his entire career at lower division schools. Not qualified.
     
  25. BuffUp

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    NO! if you can not win at Texas then you damn sure are not going to win at CU. I think MM should be gone at the end of the season if we finish like we did last year. If we lose to umass, csu or nichols? he should be fired on the spot. Either way try to place Leavitt as head coach.
     
  26. BuffUp

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    I don't think he makes it the season. They take football serious - if he loses to oklahoma, he might have to find a ride back down I-35.
     
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    Woody?
     

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