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Personality as a barometer for a coach? Mike Riley

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by buffaholic, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    Yeah, and getting Oregon early this year, in Lincoln, is a perfect platform for them. I respect Riley as a coach more than Helfrich. I give them a chance to upset the Ducks, which is less of an upset than people will think. Ducks are steadily moving backwards..... Lack of leadership has to be a concern when you import a SR QB each year from a lower division to take over in the summer. Nebraska will get a lot of run out of being able to expose the Ducks.
     
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    onealcd Club Member Club Member

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    I don't know, Oregon still has unbelievable speed which is going to hurt Nebraska a ton and Riley is the definition of a "meh" coach. Definitely hoping Oregon pours it on.
     
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  3. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    I think it's context. His results at OSU were only Meh if you've never been to their campus. The guy would have won big at USC. Just opinions though....
     
  4. Big Jim

    Big Jim WTF? Club Member

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    He was a very good OC at USC about 20 years ago, but his aw shucks Gomer Pyle personality wouldn't play well in a major media market. I think he learned his lesson on that as the HC of the Chargers. Corvallis and Lincoln are good fits for him.
     
  5. TSchekler

    TSchekler Darth's Hero Club Member

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    His aw shucks Gomer Pyle personality aren't playing well in Lincoln, either.
     
  6. Big Jim

    Big Jim WTF? Club Member

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    You are confusing personality with results.
     
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    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    His results in Lincoln haven't been all that inspiring, either.
     
  8. TSchekler

    TSchekler Darth's Hero Club Member

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    Ha, fair enough, although every nebraska fan I know (yes, sadly I know multiple) really doesn't like either... Pretty much the most polar opposite to Pelini they could have hired.
     
  9. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    We should probably move this discussion to another thread.
     
  10. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    My general belief is that fans and players will embrace any personality as long as he wins. Which usually means he owns who he is and doesn't try to be someone else.

    Saban? Asshole.
    Urban? Full of ****.
    Miles? Grass eating weirdo.
    Harbaugh? Self-promoting cocky douchenozzle.
    Shaw? Low key cerebral.

    Etc., etc.
     
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  11. UtahaluminTX

    UtahaluminTX Active Member

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    Riley is great, the non CEO a hole coach. Urban is an a hole, who runs the kids til they puke just to satisfy his position. Rare birds are successful and not Frank Cush jrs.
     
  12. Big Jim

    Big Jim WTF? Club Member

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    Yeah, if winning isn't the goal than Riley is the better coach than Myers every day of the week.
     
  13. Bufffan68

    Bufffan68 Club Member Club Member

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    How would you characterize MMac?
     
  14. mdelpizzo_1

    mdelpizzo_1 My Dixie Wrecked Club Member

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    How would you? Inquiring minds want to know.
     
  15. UtahaluminTX

    UtahaluminTX Active Member

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    Maybe given the resources Riley could do as well as Urban. Maybe Urban would be considered meh if he labored at Oregons little brother?
     
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    TSchekler Darth's Hero Club Member

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    Urban labored at Utah and made them relevant as a G5. He would have great success anywhere he goes.
     
  17. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Passionate, hyper competitive FCA poster boy
     
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  18. mdelpizzo_1

    mdelpizzo_1 My Dixie Wrecked Club Member

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    And to an extent Bowling Green. Urban has proven he can win anywhere and with different circumstances.
     
  19. mdelpizzo_1

    mdelpizzo_1 My Dixie Wrecked Club Member

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    I'd call him a coach shaker and ref "enemy number 1". A few of my real genuine favorite MMac moments.
     
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