Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by mtnbuff19, Dec 7, 2012.
Huh, you think this is an aspiration for us? :wow:
Mods please merge this with the bring back Barnett/Neuheisel insanity thread.
This deserves serious consideration. Comparing him to Barnett or Neuheisel is idiotic. First, both Barnett and Neuheisel have had scandal and controversy follow them. Second, their coaching records don't even come close to Phil Fulmer's. Neuheisel was 87-59 as a head coach. Barnett was 92-94-2. Fulmer was 152-52, with a National Championship. He won the SEC East 6 times, and 2 SEC Championships. The guy is a great coach and a standup guy. He wants to coach again and he's only been out of it for 4 years. Instant name recognition.
Agreed. You don't luck into winning the SEC or going 152-52. How could an up-and-commer with a couple years of modest success in an obscure conference be ahead of Fulmer?
Get a coach please, so we can stop this insanity!
the guy is in .........
his 60s. His best years of coaching are way in his rear view mirror.
You would have thought Bohnhead would have tested the waters to see if he could find a coach before letting Embree go .... starting to get a little dicey.
Everyone acts like he was losing it because his team went 5-6 in 2005 and 5-7 in 2008 (his only 2 losing seasons), but in the 2 years between he was 9-4 (2nd in SEC East) and 10-4 (tied for 1st in SEC East), going to bowl games both years. Firing him was almost as ridiculous as Nebraska firing Solich. I hope that the curse of both of those firings haunts both programs a long time. F&*# Butch Jones and the Vols.
I've been traveling the last few days and sort of been out touch with allbuffs. This sounds good to me. A colleague at our Houston office said Bobby Patrino is available and interviewed for the Tennessee job before Bitchin Butch was hired by their AD.
There's a reason why the "Fulmer Cup" exists....
Good point. I was unaware of the Fulmer Cup. Hard to know if this would follow him to CU or not, or if there was pressure from the Admin at Tennessee to look the other way. Either way, I think it's funny that bestiality is on the list of activities that score points and gets more points than assault. May tell you something about some of the problems at some of these SEC schools (or Nebraska ).
At 62 (63 by next football season)Fulmer doesn't have the energy for a massive rebuild, he's never done it.
This is really getting rich.
Why not bring in Fleming high schools football coach. They won the 6 man title this year and SCORED 84 POINTS in their victory. Now there's some offense for you.
We do need a new thread - call it "Worthless Coach Suggestions"
There has to be a connection to the recruiting base (SoCal,TX) to have this work. The fact that so many SEC jobs have been available and Phil was not hired or mentioned if memory serves, sends a strong message and he has no connection to PAC-12 strongholds. If the 3 Musketeers screw the pooch on this one, we will be Kst pre-Snyder.
Bohn had better have Swizter on speed dial.
I would be totally on board with Fulmer. He was fired for having one, one, losing season. Like most coaches as successful as Phil other teams start stealing your assistants after you win the mNC. I can't explain what happened that year. He's also very clean. AD he's a lights out recruiter, something we need to rebuild. Does he still have the desire at 62?
I don't think there is even a remote possibility because of the difference in culture. Not just between the schools but between the south and colorado. Coaches have to live where they coach and I just can't see a long time southern boy moving to boulder. With that said, it would be a great hire. If Fulmer would take us we would be very lucky. This is a STEPPING STONE job for younger coaches who are up and coming. That makes it also a great spot for a 62 year old coach who might only want to coach another 7 or 8 years. He is a winner and a recruiter. He has always had good ethics and little baggage. I don't see him wanting the rebuilding it would take over the next 4-5 years (which is what it is going to take to get us to consistently 7-8 wins in the Pac 12) unless he feels he has the energy to coach another 10. A lot of guys do. Two of my business partners are 65 and 69 and are highly successful guys who are sharper and more engaged than most of the 45 year old guys I know. I still don't see it though.
Regardless of who we all want the best thing people can understand is that we are a not a lifer dream job for up and comers or young coaches. We are a stop along the way to the big time. And that actually is just fine with me. I don't care if a coach is here 5 years or 10 as long as they right the ship. My thought is because of the reality of what CU is and will be is that age doesn't matte in a coach. We just need a winner and a recruiter.
Switzer! The only acceptable retread!
i would rather have Switzer than Fulmer....that's about all i have to say in this thread.
And now he can a bring a gun to campus too.
I don't understand why folks are bringing up Switzer in this discussion (75 year old cheater who has been out of the college game for 24 years). It's not like there was a suggestion to exhume JoPa, Rockne, Bryant, or even wheel out Mac or Bowden. The guy is not that old. He's only been out of the game 4 years. Snyder has shown that great coaches are great coaches.
The comments regarding whether he would be a good fit or would want to come here are perfectly reasonable, and odds are he doesn't want to and there isn't much interest on the part of our administration. The guy clearly wanted to coach Tennessee again after Dooley got canned. I wouldn't read too much into other SEC teams not trying to get him. He may just bleed Vol orange and won't consider coaching an SEC rival.
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