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What are the most important attributes for the next coach?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by CenturyBuff, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. CenturyBuff

    CenturyBuff Member

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    So after reading about 46,000 posts debating candidates, I was thinking about what are the most important attributes for our program's next coach (you know, basically the things we haven't seen in Boulder for 5 years)?

    How would you rank the following attributes (or add some that I did not list) and how do they relate to your candidates?

    I believe our guy has gotta have the following:
    • Leadership/Ethics
    • Head Coaching or quality Coordinator experience/resume
    • Recruiting ability/talent development
    • BCS experience
    • Gameday coaching
    • Program loyalty
    • Winning record/history
    Based on my preferred attributes, I'm thinking the Mac/EB combo or Les Miles would top my list (although, admittedly, both have demonstrated struggles in the gameday coaching area).

    I also like the thought of McElwain and Malzahn, but I worry about bringing someone in who may only use CU as a stepping stone up the ladder or have a "hired gun" mentality looking for the next higher payday.
     
  2. buffsyko

    buffsyko Club Member Club Member

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    BCS experience

    Recruiting ability

    Able to coach them up/ improve players

    No nonsense, fired up guy, no soft/zen masters

    Proven winner
     
  3. CenturyBuff

    CenturyBuff Member

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    I should also have said that the HC or coordinator experience should be from the BCS-- no more try to hire the "hot" mid major candidate
     
  4. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    be named les miles :lol:
     
  5. CenturyBuff

    CenturyBuff Member

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    I don't disagree! Based on what I'd be looking for in the next coach, he jumped right up high on my list
     
  6. boulder77

    boulder77 Certified Organic Club Member

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    imo
     
  7. SuperD

    SuperD Club Member Club Member

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    All I want are two things:

    1) Lights out recruiter
    2) Guy who can take his guys and beat yours, or can take your guys and beat his...
     
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  8. BuffNut99

    BuffNut99 Club Member Club Member

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    I want Mac 2.0
     
  9. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    win
     
  10. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    The first requirement: Not be Hawkins.
     
  11. lvbuff

    lvbuff Well-Known Member

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    Program loyalty is BS. If you bring the right guy in with the right contract loyalty isn't an issue. In fact it could be argued that loyalty is like putting blinders on so you only see what you want to see.
     
  12. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    :yeahthat:

    I totally agree. Mac is the gold standard for Buffs coaches, and when he was hired, he was a Michigan assistant who had graduated from Missouri. Not exactly a fantastic Buff pedigree.

    Get the guy who will win.
     
  13. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Recruiting, recruiting & recruiting.

    A high powered offense with a balanced attack.

    A reputation for sending players to the NFL.

    Runs a clean, scandal free program.
     
  14. UrbanaBuff

    UrbanaBuff Member

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    Doing the little things.
     
  15. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    I laughed then:cry:
     
  16. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    Wins. AT CU.
     
  17. buffs04

    buffs04 Well-Known Member

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    1. X's and O's. Hawkins biggest failure is that he doesn't appear to know a damn thing about the game of football.
    2. Recruiting.
    3. Quality assistants.

    Nothing else matters. I don't care if the guy is a douche if he wins.
     
  18. Darian3Hagan

    Darian3Hagan '89 Player of the Year Club Member

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    This. I dont care how it happens just ****ing win!
     
  19. GregInArlington

    GregInArlington Well-Known Member

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    no hair gel
     
  20. Del

    Del Member

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    no hawklove
     
  21. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Kickers.
     
  22. UrbanaBuff

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    Greg, I've never figured out if you are a Horn troll associating with the Buffs, or if you are a Buff fan living with Horns.

     

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