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Sherman at aTm....

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by leftybuff, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    I fail to see the fascination with NFL'ers. Here is who I can remember coming from NFL to CFB:

    Cally-fired

    Wannstedt-about to be fired

    Groh-saved his bacon this year, many wanted him fired

    Gailey-fired

    Dorrell-likely to be fired

    Carroll-success poster boy

    Weis-started out well, turned in worst ND team in memory, many want him fired

    Brewster-failed miserably in first year

    Cam Cameron-canned at IU

    Looking at it the other way around CFB guys who went pro:

    Saban-crash and burn

    Spurrier-ditto

    Granny Holtz-ditto

    Mike Riley-ditto

    Dennis the Menace-ditto

    Cam Cameron-probably will be canned at Miami securiing the difficult NFL-CFB firing exacta.


    I can't think of anybody who successfully spanned the NFL to college, or college to NFL bridge except Carroll (Brookhart at Akron, maybe, but I am not sure he came from the NFL). Of course, he has about 10-15 first to third rounders on his roster every year which helps.


    Can any of you guys name somebody else? I think Aggie made a move that is well, Aggielike. I think it is bound to fail. Somebody convince me otherwise.
     
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  2. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    barry switzer won a super bowl in dallas. is he the only guy who has won a super bowl and a national championship as a hc?
     
  3. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    It's a dumb hire to me, too.

    It sounds like he is going to raid some nice assistant coaches from other Big 12 teams, though.
     
  4. BUFFSROCKS

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    Jimmy Johnson with the Cowboys and the Canes.
     
  5. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    good point Jens.
     
  6. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    Yep, I forgot about that one.
     
  7. Blackshirts

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    Down here in Texas I have spoken to a few A&M alum. They are scratching their heads at this hire and some are just down right PISSED! I do find this hire kind of strange.
     
  8. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I just don't get why they wouldn't interview a few other guys. Byrne makes a comment about a "national search" and three days later Sherman is hired. Odd, but I find it very funny because it will continue aggy's distinction as the most underachieving program in America.
     
  9. Blackshirts

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    Although he was still a great AD when he was here at NU this hire is really wierd how it happened so fast. Then again, I am not sure who exactly he talked to or offered the job too, if any.
     
  10. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    That's the thing-he didn't need to be in a rush to hire Sherman because Sherman wasn't in danger of being snatched up by anyone else. Why wouldn't you wait just a little bit and see if any other people express interest?

    Texags seems to be solidly behind the hire, but I get the feeling that it's mostly people trying to reassure themselves.
     
  11. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    Hasn't the writing been on the wall with Fran for a few weeks now?

    It is possible that the A&M AD has interview a whole mess of people already- and was most satisfied with Sherman.


    This seems to be the norm, actually. Schools firing a coach and then hiring a guy who doesn't seem to make a lot of sense.
     
  12. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Very possible, but the papers here in Texas are making it sound like Sherman was basically the one and only guy that Byrne showed interest in. If that is the case, I have to think he dropped the ball.
     
  13. JimmyBuff

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    I'm dumbfounded by this hire.. This is the best aggy could do?

    If he wasn't on RC's staff in the 90's would they have hired him?

    And they gave him a 7 year deal!!!

    I can't believe many aggy fans are excited about this..
     
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  14. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    That is the thing that stuck out to me. WTF?
     
  15. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    A SEVEN year Deal? :rofl: What does Sherman have pictures of BB with Reveille?:devil2:
     
  16. Blackshirts

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    I agree with ya 100%. I hear nervous cheering for their new hire.
     
  17. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    This one sounds very much like the Pederson-Callahn deal at the-school-that-shall-not-be-named. And I'm perfectly ok with that. :smile2:
     
  18. Buffarino

    Buffarino Math - how does it work? Club Member

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    They're Aggy. It's what they do.

    Like they say, "From the outside you can't understand it and from the inside you can't explain it", which basically means they're all retards who don't want to tell people why they act the way they do, so they make up cute sayings to avoid talking about it.
     
  19. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    You mean dead dogs and nut squeezing is weird?
     
  20. Crash Davis

    Crash Davis MA....THE MEATLOAF!!! Club Member

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    In the NFL and major college football, coaches are hired to be fired....it's that simple.

    The beauty of it is once you get your foot in the door of the coaching fraternity, you're set for life. Someone will always be dumb enough to hire you just because you coached in the NFL or at a big time school, nevermind you sucked while you were there...
     
  21. Buffarino

    Buffarino Math - how does it work? Club Member

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    And Fish Camp, and the Corps, and their 'sacred' field. I could go on and on. Good ole Collie Station. Land of the maroon Suburban.
     
  22. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    You should hear them talk about the Sherman hire. It's like they're trying to convince themselves that they just made the hire of the century.

    One coworker told me, "Bob Stoops and Mack Brown have to be scared that a guy with NFL experience is going against them now." I had to laugh.
     
  23. Buffarino

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    Yeah, I'm sure Mack and Stoops are quaking in their boots.

    I hope you really did laugh in his face. That would have been priceless.
     
  24. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    :lol::lol::lol:
     
  25. unbiasedtruth

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    no this is a&m.... its a sheep he is with.....:thumbsup:
     
  26. SteelCity Buff

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    Their first offer should've been to Tuberville, not that he would've taken it, but after that, they should've offered Briles, the Houston coach that job.

    Having said that, I don't know if Briles is good enough to get the proverbial foot out of the grave that is the Baylor gig. Meh.
     
  27. BehindEnemyLines

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    Since we're talking merry-go-round here, anyone hearing any rumors about Pitt? If Wanny is out, is it possible Jabba-the-Mangino goes back home?
     
  28. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    If Wanny gets canned at Pitt, I think he might truly struggle to find himself a decent gig again.
     
  29. SteelCity Buff

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    That's an interesting one. For one, I didn't realize Mangino was from there (I knew about the KSU, OU pedigree) and two, Wanny has recruited pretty damn well. Mangino's a pretty good coach- he could make some hay in the BE with good players.
     
  30. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    Mangino would eat the Big East for lunch....soryy couldn't resist. Actually, Mangino would do quite well there IMO.
     

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