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Shoot for the moon - Hire Jim Tressel

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by BlackNGold, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. BlackNGold

    BlackNGold Club Member Club Member

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    I know he has the "show cause" issue but it has no teeth. He just misses the first 5 games and the bowl game in his first season. He is not prohibited from recruiting.

    I just listened to Solomon Wilcox on the radio make a strong case for Tressel. He said in his job he talks to a lot of coaches and Tressel would be on the top of a lot of lists.

    Give him a shot at redemption.
     
  2. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    Hey. We tried doing it the right way and it didn't work, so we might as well try doing it the wrong way.
     
  3. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    i agree, He's my first choice, but I dont think the admin could do it... if they didnt i'd like charlie strong tedford or Dave Doeren in no specific order
     
  4. Bone Buff

    Bone Buff Well-Known Member

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    According to Jens on twitter, "Jens1893: @Rumblinbuffalo It is not. One mis step and the football program gets nuked from space."
     
  5. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    not necessarily nuked from orbit... but whats the difference between what we've seen the last 7 years and a school with major ncaa sanctions?
     
  6. BinaryBuff

    BinaryBuff mmmm...beer Club Member

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    The show cause thing scares the crap out of me and given Bohn's comments in the presser regarding "doing it right" and "no shortcuts", I just don't see them taking a shot on a tarnished coach like Tressel (or Petrino).

    I don't care for Tressel, but I think he'd make CU a winner if he was hired.
     
  7. rynobuff

    rynobuff Club Member Club Member

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    Death penalty at least gives an excuse to be that bad, therefore not quite as embarrassing as our situation. Wasn't there a ESPN writer that said basically "if you want to see a team get the death penalty without actually getting the death penalty, look at Colorado"?
     
  8. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    thats my point... we are irrelevant and on the verge of not ever coming back... if there was ever a time to risk it... this is it
     
  9. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    No **** - we basically nuked ourselves from orbit so that threat has less teeth.
     
  10. Rraalph 3000

    Rraalph 3000 Well-Known Member

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    Tressel or a Jon Gruden would definitely sit at the top of my "shoot for the moon" list.....just not sure how realistic that is or how serious this Admin really is

    Talk is cheap...so we'll see
     
  11. lawdogg

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    Ringo had a tweet that Bohn told him no coach currently under show cause sanctions would be considered, fwiw.
     
  12. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    Does anyone besides tressel have one?
     
  13. rynobuff

    rynobuff Club Member Club Member

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    Absolutely agree... If we have even the remotest chance a Jim Tressel, we gotta take it. Talk about making a splash. Any ill will Bohn has got from those who opposed the firing would be made up for immediately.
     
  14. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    He also tweeted not too long ago that Embree wasn't going to be fired after this season.
     
  15. lawdogg

    lawdogg Club Member Club Member

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    Touche.
     
  16. Alfred91

    Alfred91 Club Member Club Member

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    I don't think so.

    I think this is all fun but academic. There's no way CU has the balls to pull the trigger on Tressel, even though it would be a great hire.
     
  17. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    again thats my point
     
  18. BlackNGold

    BlackNGold Club Member Club Member

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    My post was mostly tongue-in-cheek. I know that Tressel will not be hired nor Petrino. I just don't get very excited by guys like Tedford...we need someone who will get some credibility into the program.
     
  19. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    that said that is a pretty definitive answer
     
  20. J.R. Ewing

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    There are other options besides failed retreads and playing Russian Roulette with bullets in 5 of 6 chambers.
     
  21. Shldr2Shldr

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    Gruden intrigues me. I dont think he would be interested though
     
  22. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    :thumbsup:

    http://www.sbnation.com/college-foo...tball-coaching-changes-jim-tressel-jon-gruden
     
  23. Alfred91

    Alfred91 Club Member Club Member

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    I'd Gruden in Boulder more than on MNF broadcasts.

    If he goes anywhere this year, it'll be Tennessee or one of the other SEC schools.

    Probably won't go anywhere though - I think he likes the annual bj contests he gets.
     
  24. J.R. Ewing

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    Gruden likes golfing 300 days a year, and the attention that comes with pretending he's interested in coaching again. He's the hot married woman who still likes to flirt, but isn't going anywhere.
     
  25. CUFan

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    The interview with Solomon was pretty darn good. He stated he was a friend of Embree's but it was clear he was not getting the job done. He also felt the CU job could be pretty attractive and mentioned to go after Tressel, as BnG posted. He also stated when the job came open last go around he received calls from big name coaches that were interested.
     
  26. JWP303

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    There are only a few programs in the country who wouldn't want Jim Tressel when his sanctions expire. I can virtually guarantee he wants no part of this circus.
     
  27. JWP303

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    Yeah, Bill Belichick is also intriguing as long as we're being ridiculous.
     
  28. Alfred91

    Alfred91 Club Member Club Member

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    His attempt at evasion about the big name he talked to was pretty lame. It was obviously Mora, which isn't exactly a secret.
     
  29. CUFan

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    I didn't get the impression he was trying to cover up much.
     
  30. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I stand by what I said. Tressel with the show clause is too toxic for me.
     

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