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Coaching staff shake up at Utah, Whittingham on the way out?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by SerenityBuff, Dec 27, 2014.

  1. SerenityBuff

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    They have a JUCO receiver or two I wouldn't mind picking up.
     
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    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Program must be a mess.
     
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    Fan site has speculation he's CU's D Cord.

    not a chance, but would be a dream hire for me!
     
  8. aik

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    Sure would be a way to stick it to his UU bosses after being forced out!

    So Utah goes from a program needing a new OC (have heard Andy Ludwig mentioned) or just promotion Erickson to needing a new head coach and probably almost entirely new staff. Might make sense this late in the game with that many bigger jobs hiring to just promote Erickson on an interim basis for the 2015 year. CU will be competing with them for staff if they make a head coaching change so it would be best to finalize our defensive side in the next two weeks.
     
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    That would be something.
     
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    Think there´s enough here to warrant its own thread.
     
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    It has been remarkable, that's for sure.
     
  12. JPinCO

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    Which fan site?
     
  13. Jens1893

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    If Whittingham leaves, David Shaw will be the longest serving Pac 12 HC in his current position. He´s held his job for less than 4 years and the NFL yet has to hold its annual Musical Chairs game.
     
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    Great news if true. Utah can't just go out and get a quality HC and staff the same way USC, UCLA, and others in this conference can.
     
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    Oregon State went and hired the Wisconsin head coach.
     
  16. sackman

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    Yeah. So? How many disgruntled big time P5 coaches are there out there just waiting for the call to leave?
     
  17. lawdogg

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    They'll get a quality coach, in this day and age there are just too many talented guys out there. The issue would be if they take a step back during the transition, that could give us a chance to make a move to pass them.
     
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    Conservative move: Promote Erickson

    Realistic move: Overpay in the current market for a coordinator or Group of 5 head coach. Mike Norvell, Justin Wilcox, Scott Frost, Ruffin McNeill, PJ Fleck (played under Erickson in the pros and would likely keep him on staff as a mentor), Matt Wells

    The crazy: Mike Leach. Can't count out the pirate.
     
  19. 90sBuff

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    If they choose scott frost, it will make for a better rivalry for CU-Utah since he was a Husker.

     
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    See, the shocking thing to me was that Oregon State could go and hire the Wisconsin HC. I think we´re in agreement that we´d both rate the Wisconsin job higher as higher than the Oregon State one. I think the deciding factor here, among other things, was the fact that Oregon State is in the Pac 12, so while Utah certainly isn´t as attractive a job as say UCLA or USC, them being in the Pac 12 might be enough to lure a guy we might think is out of their reach.
     
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    Tough for them after they lost so many other coaches because of him. He must be a first grade prick. Suck it Utes.
     
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    perhaps. I tend to think that OSU just got really fortunate. Had the UU job come open a month ago, Anderson probably ends up there - it's his home state. I just don't see a lot of Anderson types out there.
     
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    Seemed like his biggest issue has actually been trying to get more money and longer term deals for his coaches; think that's what drove the wedge between him and the AD. Not saying the guy is going to win any congeniality contests, but not sure he's the "bad guy" in this situation.
     
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    I wonder if the Utes try to get Mendenhall. The lure of coaching a P5 program might be pretty attractive to him, and it would piss off the folks at BYU to boot.
     
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    With all of the transition at Utah, that away game may become more winnable for us. Thanks for beating CSU soundly last week Utes. But now we are ready for them to drop in the Pac 12 in football, so we can make a leap up?

     
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    Maybe they can convince OSU's Anderson to switch jobs. That'd be pretty epic.
     
  27. Da Lama

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    Fixed.
     
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    Like Jay Hill for RB/ST, resulting in Neinas' dismissal? I could roll with that.
     
  29. bigskybuff

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    I hadn't heard that which make sense. He got a lot of big name coaches to downsize into coordinator positions and check their egos. They wouldn't have done that or just anyone. Still sticking with my "Suck it Utes" comment as any misfortune for them is a plus for us.
     
  30. BlackNGold

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    It is not Whittingham, it is the AD who has changed the policy on assistant coaches contracts.
     

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