Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by dio, Nov 21, 2012.
He's a clown
He used to cover CU for the Longmont paper. I think he writes for the Colorado Daily now.
Buddies with Ringo. Contributes to the BDC.
Not a clown. Good guy. Worked a bit for Rivals as well I believe.
Based on his conversation with Nik he's a clown. He didn't want to admit that Embree is over his head and isn't getting it done along with not admitting recruiting is not good. Good thing he only has 200 followers.
He told me that it was unreasonable to expect improvement this year, because last year he had 28 seniors.
Guy may be a nice guy, but he is delusional
Can't beat a D 1aa unless you have 20+ seniors....quite a commentary on the "coaching".
So shouldn't there have been some improvement LAST year?
Can someone post the convo?
He really doesn't have anything tangible to back up his opinions other than what he's been fed about "good stuff going on that fans & media don't see" and "his expert says that the recruiting is bringing in some real talent this year". [paraphrasing]
Yup that's what I got out of it. He looked pretty bad when you presented facts.
I can't post the whole conversation because there is too much - but he doesn't know football. I asked him to name one area of improvement with Embree. He said the kicking game.
Wow, that long huh? Sounds like you guys got into it.
@JBenn4Buffs is my handle, maybe you can see it there. I'm not much of a Twitter guy, so this is a new experience for me
Brian Howell @BrianHowell33
@buffnik Takes time, buffnik. It's not a quick process. Whoever you wanna bring in would struggle for 2-3 years, too.
@BrianHowell33 You don't know what you're talking about. This isn't struggle, this is EPIC levels of failure. This is REGRESSION from Hawk
1hBrian Howell @BrianHowell33
@JBenn4Buffs FYI, it's not uncommon for a new coach to show regression before showing progress.
@BrianHowell33 Sure -but that should have been last year. Instead, we have the worst team in CU history, with no signs of progress
40mBrian Howell @BrianHowell33
@JBenn4Buffs He had 28 seniors in 2011. He has 8 TY and had to replace those 28 srs with freshmen. Unfair to say he should have improved
25mJohn Blodgett @JLBlodgett
@BrianHowell33 @jbenn4buffs so why did Embree and Co. suck so much last year when they had all those seniors?
21mBrian Howell @BrianHowell33
@JLBlodgett @JBenn4Buffs Buff fans wanted Hawk out b/c he turned CU into a disaster. So, Embree's supposed to take over a disaster and win?
@BrianHowell33 Embo is supposed to take over and show progress, which he hasn't. Recruiting is awful, gameday is awful
14mBrian Howell @BrianHowell33
@JBenn4Buffs For reasons I've already given, I disagree. There's progress. You just gotta look past the scoreboard to find it.
@BrianHowell33 @jblodgett Give me ONE thing that has improved. ONE - besides academics.
10mBrian Howell @BrianHowell33
@JBenn4Buffs @jblodgett I think there's better overall talent. It's young, so it's not ready yet, but I think it's better.
@BrianHowell33 I think last years class was fine - but this years class is terrible, as was the transition class. Hawkinsesque
7mBrian Howell @BrianHowell33
@JBenn4Buffs Transition class had some good kids in it. How do you know the 13 class is terrible? None of them have played a down!
@BrianHowell33 Looks at their film! Looks at their recruiting rankings! Look at their offer lists! It is ok to evaluate high school playersRe
1mBrian Howell @BrianHowell33
@JBenn4Buffs As has been said many times before, star ratings don't always mean much. Plenty of 5-stars bomb, and plenty 2-stars shine
@BrianHowell33 Some 5*s bomb, some 2*s shine. But more 5*s shine than bomb, and more 2*s bomb than shine. And as I said, offer lists....
Yep, that was the same he told me. The kicking game. Whoop-de-****ing-doo.
Epic levels of csu-like Idiocy in him
He sorta looks like uncle fester or maybe slow jack
A real journalist would report the story. Sounds like Brian is trying to shape the story.
I know some really nice guys but I never said he was smart!
He wrote quite a few articles about my own back in the prep days for Longmont. I found him fair, heat, etc.
I think the same about Dave Logan and is buying this same BS.
The old star ratings don't matter argument. Gotta love it.
Holy **** Brian Howell is a ****ing moron. Unreal this man actually gets paid to cover collegiate athletics.
I was glad to see him bring that up. Maybe it will stir up a long overdue discussion about that issue around here... :smile2:
Holy sh!t. I used to have some respect for Howell. He was the sports editor at the Times-Call. He took over covering the Buffs once Patrick Ridgell (God, whatever happened to that guy?) left journalism. Howell, seriously, that's just stupid. The idea that this team just needs more time is absurd.
He tweeted me that he expects the Buffs to be significantly better next year - and to win 3-5 games.
I hate my life.
Howell's a good guy and he's trying to engage. He and I just disagree on this one.
One example he used was Rich Brooks at Kentucky. I think the record was 4 wins in Y1, 2 wins in Y2 with declining stats despite a Sr QB, and then followed by 4 straight bowl appearances.
It's a great argument for why it would pay to have patience if you hire a guy who has been both a college and pro DC, spent 18 successful years as HC of a BCS program and also was an NFL HC for a few years prior to taking over the program.
So, I will make a vow. If CU hires someone with that kind of resume, I will not allow the W/L record, scoring differential or statistical rankings of the team to cause me to call for termination.
As I said to Howell, patience is earned.
The truly sad thing is that they could have no wins next year and call it improvement if their average margin of defeat is less than 20.
I saw a tweet where he brought up Paul Wulff. That one just boggles me.
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