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Seeing some similarities here..

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by CUwhit21, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. CUwhit21

    CUwhit21 Club Member Club Member

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    Mike Sherman

    4-8 in year 1 - opening home loss to Arkansas St
    6-7 in year 2 - bowl game loss in Independence Bowl

    Comparison to Hawkins

    2-10 in year 1 - opening home loss to Montana St
    6-7 in year 2 - bowl game loss in Independence Bowl

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    Brian Kelly

    -Comes in with a career winning percentage of 74.8%. His most recent stop, Cincinnati, resulted in a winning percentage of 85%.
    -Offensive Coordinator of 20+ years (Jeff Quinn) takes his own head coaching gig at Buffalo.
    -Few connections outside his Cincy/Central Michigan/Grand Valley St stops.

    Comparison to Hawkins

    -Came into CU with a career winning percentage of 79.3%. His stop before CU, Boise St, resulted in a winning percentage of 82.8%
    -Offensive Coordinator, Chris Petersen, took the head coaching job at Boise St.
    -Few connections outside his Boise/Willamette stops.
     
  2. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    Only thing on Sherman is he did coach in the pros, the other two didnt.
     
  3. CUwhit21

    CUwhit21 Club Member Club Member

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    Yea, they definitely have their differences. Kelly coaching and winning in a BCS conference is another one. But, still, it's interesting to see other teams sitting in a similar situation to what we were sitting in 2 and 4 years ago.
     
  4. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    Sherman won 8 games a year with Brett Favre in his prime.

    hooray Mike Sherman.
     
  5. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    touche'
     
  6. buffs04

    buffs04 Well-Known Member

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    I would absolutely not be shocked to see Brian Kelly fall flat on his face at ND.
     
  7. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Yep. Mike Sherman was the weirdest hire in a long time. He will be out sooner rather than later.
     
  8. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    near as i can tell, Sherman gets that job because he was an assistant when ATM was the top dog in the very mediocre SWC of the 90's (their top 5 team comes to Boulder and we beat them soundly in 95 or 97, we never lost to UT in that time either)...and had ties to Jackie (the probation machine) Sherrill and RC Slocum.

    that's pretty slim, sad nostalgia criteria to me. hopefully, we don't go that route in the year(s) to come. you have to go hire the best available guy....not back to the past. Hawk looks like a whiff of the highest order....but it was the right logic.
     
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  9. MiamiBuffs

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    The real question is will Mike Sherman do better than 6-7 or worse in the next year?
     
  10. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    true. given ATM's usual pansy OOC (except the one that got Fran fired when they played Clemson and Miami, i think)....they've got at least 3 guaranteed W's even with their usual head-scratcher loss to Arkansas State or someone. so, you have a 8 game season to win 4 more.

    i like ATM's RB's Cyrus Gray and C. Michael....and obviously the Johnson QB kid has talent and upside. i don't see them being as dreadful on D since DC Joe Kines has been good everywhere he's been. special teams, that beat them last night and against Texas (late KO return for a UT score with the Ags have the momentum)....says iffy coaching to me.
     
  11. BlackNGold

    BlackNGold Club Member Club Member

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    Is there a particular point here? I think looking at different people and then project how someone else is going to do is a thin stretch at best. I think you are selective in the similarities. Sherman's resume is totally different than Hawkins.

    Kelly is a totally different personality than Hawkins, Hawkins believes in a low emotional approach and Kelly is from the Woody Hayes school of football on the emotional level. Kelly has coached (successfully ) at the BCS level, Hawkins had no BCS experience before CU.
     
  12. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    Kelly has won the Big East twice and qualified for BCS bowls when he was hired at ND. Hawk hadn't beaten two BCS conference teams when he was hired at CU.

    i'm no big fan of the Big East (or ACC for that matter) but the BE is better than the WAC. given the last two years bowl results and BYU and TCU beating OU recently, if the MWC was east of the Mississippi....the ESPN wonks would be slurping high on the success.

    I think on paper Hawk was the right hire but Kelly is much more qualified, IMO.
     
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  13. BlackNGold

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    Although I have thought hiring Mike Sherman was not the best for A&M, he has been recruiting well. CU fans like to use the youth excuse but A&M had the most players on the Freshman All-Big 12 team...several of them true freshmen.

    We can knock their OOC schedule but on the other hand they have to play in the Big 12 South which in my mind negates the one or two easy teams in the OOC.
     
  14. CUwhit21

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    Ha, just talking football.
     
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