Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by JRK1212, Nov 29, 2010.
I dont think he is in play at all, on this one I actually have a some perspective. I wouldn't mind having Mooch come here at all, he's a west coast guy, had success with both the Niners and Cal, but he is very very happy in his spot right now. Every year he gets a few feelers and every year he turns them down. Just dont see him leaving the booth.
I actually like Mariucci and think his style is great for the college game and he has Pac 10 experience. Probably not going to happen as I haven't even heard internet rumors about him as a possible candidate, but I like Mooch.
Hell no, another underachiever that would jump back into the NFL given the chance.
Under achieving? dude won 5 games a year in Detroit...
Anyone CU could hire would jump to the NFL if they were offered a head coaching job there. Regardless, I don't understand why people have a problem with a candidate who would use this job as a stepping stone. If whoever is hired does a good enough job that an NFL team or a big college program wants them then everyone here should be thrilled. Also, a "family" hire doesn't guarantee the person would stick around (see EB and UCLA).
Not sure I'd call him an underachiever - he did more with the Lions than anyone has, especially considering Matt Millen was running the team. He coached Jeff Garcia into the pro bowl and the 49ers have been crap since he left. If he jumped back into the NFL it means he's doing something good here, so I don't see that as a negative. Still probably not happening, but he's a better candidate than most IMO.
Rep sent. The man can coach and he helped get Cal going before Tedford took them to another level. Suppose he does the same thing in Boulder and hands it off to a capable coach, it would be well worth it.
Better than Calhoun.
I love Mariucci, but the idea that he did anything at all at Cal is not true. He was their head coach for exactly one year, 1996, and went 6-6 before he took over for Seifert at SF. Whatever Tedford has done at Cal since he got there in 2002, I'm pretty sure Mariucci's tenure 6 seasons before didn't have much to do with it.
But he really did a great job with the 49ers. People forget this, but the middle of his tenure was when the 49ers completely rebuilt the team from the wreckage of the Super Bowl teams into a completely new nucleus. Bill Walsh came out of retirement to run the personnel dept., which obviously helped, but Mariucci got them back to playoff caliber pretty quickly. It took the Steelers 10 years to really bounce back from their Super Bowl teams getting old.
Pretty sure Mariucci wouldn't have much interest in coaching college ball at all now, let alone at CU. Not sure he'd want to coach at all, he seems pretty happy being a TV guy.
I have always liked the idea of Mariucci (or Nolan or Mora Jr.). A nationally-known NFL guy with strong ties to the west coast would make a very strong hire at CU.
Worked for USC with Pete Carroll. And Pete hadn't worked on a college campus for almost 20 years. I think he'd been at Pacific of some ****.
I just can't stand the guy, much ado about nothing.
TCU or Arkansas or another OC?
Someone intimately familiar with the Pac?
(i.e. -- Nigel Burton)?
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