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Slick Rick with another winning hire

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by BuffNut99, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. BuffNut99

    BuffNut99 Club Member Club Member

    Nov 19, 2008
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    You mean he was part of the Waterloo that was 2004-5 Nebraska football? And he hasn't even coached since then? Did Kent Riddle not return your call? Really Rick, this just keeps getting better.
  2. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

    Jan 11, 2008
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    Slick Rick is a sinking ship at UCLA, if he hadn't been a rose bowl QB there way back he would already be gone.
    The only question now is does he get fired for losing before he gets fired because of new NCAA violations.

    Every school he has been at has started out strong and gone downhill, every school he has been at has been left with a disaster in the interior lines, and every school he has been at has been burdened by NCAA investigations since he thinks the rules apply to somebody else but not him.

    He took over a perpetual top 10 program from Coach Mac and by the time he bailed out it was taking secondary bowl bids. Barnett ended up with only six O-linemen in the program his first spring practice following Neu. Barnett also had to deal with sanctions by the NCAA from Slicks loose handling of recruiting and benefits

    When he went to Washington they were a program that had expectations of top 10 finishes and contending for the Rose bowl. When he left they were in shambles with NCAA sanctions on the way and hoping to contend for a bowl. The program is finally now recovering to a respectable level after he left it devoid of interior linemen.

    His first year at UCLA he talked about contending with SC for dominance in LA. He went out and beat some teams that he wasn't expected to beat and got everyones attention, from there it's been downhill. Based on past history the NCAA should be just around the corner and with the penalties they leveled on USC and Neu's history of infractions UCLA will get absolutely hammered if the NCAA finds anything of note.

    With all this going on if you were a front line assistant would you want to take a job that probably will be gone before the end of the season. The top assistants aren't going to touch this staff with a ten foot pole if they have any other choice. He didn't have a lot of options other than guys who were desperate to get back onto a staff.
  3. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

    Jul 21, 2005
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    That last paragraph sounds strangely familiar...

    Slick is in the process of demolishing D 1 program number three. The only thing funnier would be if ASU hired him, I mean who wouldn't find Slick being hired by Lisa Love funny?

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