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Rip Scherer... our new QB coach?

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  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Here's his wikipedia data:

    Born August 3, 1952 (age 58)
    Playing career 1970–1973 William & Mary Quarterback
    Cousin of Kevin Colbert, Vice President of Football Operations for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    1974–1975 Penn State (GA)
    1976 NC State (QB)
    1977–1978 Hawaii (RB)
    1979 Virginia (QB)
    1980–1986 Georgia Tech (QB/OC)
    1987 Alabama (OC)
    1988–1990 Arizona (OC)
    1991–1994 James Madison
    1995–2000 Memphis
    2001 Kansas (Co-OC)
    2003–2004 Southern Miss (OC)
    2005–2008 Cleveland Browns (Asst HC)
    2009–2010 Carolina Panthers (QB)

    Head coaching record: 51-63
     
  2. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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  3. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Here's the write-up from the Carolina Panthers:

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    Coaching
    The Panthers have the youngest group of quarterbacks in the NFL, but the steady hand of veteran Rip Scherer gives them an experienced guide as they navigate the league's defenses. Scherer is in his second year as the Panthers quarterbacks coach following four seasons with the Cleveland Browns and more than 30 years as a college coach.

    In his first season with Carolina in 2009, Scherer played an integral role in the development of Matt Moore, who led the Panthers to a 4-1 record while starting the last five games. Over those five games, Moore completed 79-of-126 passes for 990 yards and eight touchdowns with one interception to generate a 104.9 rating.

    Scherer spent the previous four seasons with Cleveland, serving as quarterbacks coach from 2005-2006 before adding assistant head coach to his responsibilities from 2007-2008. With the Browns, he directed the development of the young corps of signal callers that included Derek Anderson and Brady Quinn. In 2007, Scherer helped Anderson get selected to the Pro Bowl after throwing for 3,787 yards and 29 touchdowns and worked with an offense that ranked eighth in the NFL in scoring and yards per game.

    He entered the NFL coaching ranks with more than 30 years of experience on the college level. Prior to joining Cleveland, Scherer spent two seasons from 2003-04 at Southern Mississippi as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach and the 2001 season at Kansas as co-offensive coordinator.

    During Scherer's tenure as head coach at Memphis from 1995-2000, the Tigers registered their first and only victory over Tennessee in school history. He was the head coach at James Madison from 1991-94, and during that time the Dukes set or tied more than 140 school records.

    Scherer was also the offensive coordinator at Arizona from 1989-90, Alabama in 1987 and Georgia Tech in 1986 after serving as the Yellow Jackets quarterbacks coach/passing game coordinator from 1980-81 and running backs coach/run game coordinator from 1982-84. Additionally, he worked as assistant athletic director at Georgia Tech in 1985 and director of football operations at Arizona in 1988.

    He started his coaching career as a graduate assistant under legendary coach Joe Paterno at Penn State in 1974 and went on to coach quarterbacks at North Carolina State in 1976, running backs at Hawaii from 1977-78 and quarterbacks at Virginia in 1979.

    Playing and Personal
    Scherer was a three-year letterman at William & Mary from 1970-73, where he played quarterback.

    History
    Quarterback: William & Mary 1970-73. College coach: Penn State 1974-75, North Carolina State 1976, Hawaii 1977-78, Virginia 1979, Georgia Tech 1980-86, Alabama 1987, Arizona 1988-90, James Madison 1991-94 (head coach), Memphis 1995-2000 (head coach), Kansas 2001, Southern Mississippi 2003-04. Pro coach: Cleveland Browns 2005-2008, joined Panthers in 2009.

    http://www.panthers.com/team/coaches/rip-scherer/5b3b8bed-88e1-47c0-949e-81fc2a7824aa
     
  4. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    Six degrees of separation: how does he know Embree or others on the staff? When might their paths have crossed?
     
  6. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    What would impress you BCS? If you were hiring a QB coach, what qualities would you expect.

    He would be another great hire IMO.
     
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    White_Rabbit Club Member Club Member

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    He probably seems underwhelming because of the failure that was the 2010 Panthers, but it looks like he has a solid resume. Matt Moore wasn't half bad last season under him, makes you wonder what happened over the offseason. Derek Anderson also had a career year under him. Solid hire if that's who we get.
     
  9. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    if i had my Kevin rogers(vikes) or David lee (fins)
     
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    White_Rabbit Club Member Club Member

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    What did David Lee do that has you enamored with him?
     
  11. HotRack

    HotRack Rez BubbleHead Club Member

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    Well, you can scratch David Lee off your list, bcs - he's going to Ole Miss as OC.
     
  12. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    fair enough
     
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    Look at it this way. Where would Brady Quinn be without him?
     
  14. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    We're talking about a guy who has been at least a Coordinator (if not Head Coach) at the college level since 1986, except for the last 6 years as a QB Coach in the NFL. It looks like CU is getting him to come back to the college ranks as a QB Coach... but bcs is not impressed.

    Of course, he has been completely unimpressed with everyone CU has interviewed or hired once he learned that his Les Miles fantasy wasn't coming true.

    In the real world, this is an exceptional hire (if it happens) that will impress the hell out of recruits while also giving us superlative coaching at the most important position.
     
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    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    i was not impressed... he was at some terrible teams and they didnt get better
     
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    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    Seems like a NFL QB coach would have to believe his prospects are bleak to take a lateral job at a University where he has no ties, and the head coach and OC have no track record. I think people are setting their sites too high here, like with the Vikings coach. Not happening.

    I would expect we will see something more of a surprise. Perhaps an NFL guy who has been more of an understudy or just flat out has a strong relationship with Embree or EB. More likely it seems like it would be a mid-major QB coach who is wanting to step up to Pac12 big leagues. There's a lot of good QB coaches that would fit that bill I am sure.

    I say that fully knowing that Buffnik is always right and he's probably related to this guy and the announcement will be tomorrow.
     
  17. MrFrumpylane

    MrFrumpylane Well-Known Member

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    Gene Chizik was on a "terrible team" that was/is the 'clones. How did his most recent game turn out?
     
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    I'm sure he's stayed in coaching for 30+ years despite being a bad coach. HC experience, BCS experience, NFL experience.. for a position coach.. HUGE step up from the Hawkins staff.
     
  19. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    not arguing...i was looking for better thats all
     
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    Getting greedy iyam
     
  21. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    :smile2:

    I just saw that AZ has announced the Scherer hire on his site. http://www.buffscoop.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9293

    Ringo's saying we "might" have hired him. http://www.buffzone.com/ci_17069571

    Looks like you're going to get to be pleasantly surprised. :smile2:
     
  22. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    wouldnt say that... just more excited with the other reported names
     
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    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Wow. You are being dumb.
     
  24. buffaholic

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    I knew Buffnik had a scoop....
     
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    :yeahthat:
     
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    So BCS, help me out. We are looking for somebody with over 30 years experience coaching at the BCS college level and is currently a NFL QB coach?

    By my count, there exactly 32 of those. We just got one.

    I can't believe Peyton Manning's QB coach said no. Why wouldn't he move himself and his family across the country to join the staff of a first year coach on a month to month basis? What a chump.

    This is as good a hire as we can ask for. Hell, Texasssss is hiring a Boise State guy for their Offensive Coordinator. Would you rather we try to go that route again?

    I personally am pretty happy we have NFLers as well as BCS coaches on our staff. That's pretty awesome. Go Buffs!
     
  27. buffsyko

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    Never heard of the guy but embree must know him much better than anyone here. He could be a great hire. But let's stop calling every hire by embree some exceptional hire.

    Also, he's going to impress the hell out of recruits?
     
  28. buffsyko

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    Steve fairchild coached in the nfl.....
     
  29. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    first of all... since when did you ****ers start giving a **** what i think... second i explained who i wanted, We didn't get them, doesn't mean i cant be underwhelmed
     
  30. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I said that because the big thing this staff has going for it on the recruiting trail is "we know what it takes to get you to the NFL". Between his previous BCS jobs at places like Alabama and the past 6 seasons in the NFL, Scherer can sell the **** out of himself to QB recruits.
     

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