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Who is your choice for the next CU head coach?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffnik, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    For me, the top of the list is if one of the pipe dream coaches falls into our lap. If we can get Richt or Miles to come to Boulder, that's an easy call to make.

    But failing one of those scenarios and being realistic, my top 3 in order of preference is:

    1. Eric Bieniemy
    2. Mike Bellotti
    3. Pat Fitzgerald
     
  2. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    1. Mike Belotti
    2. Eric Bieniemy
    3. Coach Mac
     
  3. Buffsfan09

    Buffsfan09 Member

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    1. Richt
    2. Miles
    3. Belotti

    none will happen though.
     
  4. nycskibum

    nycskibum Member

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    1) Mac
    2) EB
    3) Barnett
    4) everyone else
     
  5. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    1. EB
    2. Hoke
    3. Bellotti
     
  6. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    1. McCartney or Bienemy
    2. Cabral
    3. Belotti
    4. BCS Conference Coordinator (Venebles, guys at Wisconsin, etc.)
    5. Small college guys (Hoke, Al Golden, Calhoon)
     
  7. Sportsfan101

    Sportsfan101 Active Member

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    I've got 3 tiers. If we can get a tier #1 coach, do it. Otherwise, go with the second tier. I'll be pissed if we end up with anyone at my tier #3.

    Tier 1. Pipedream Picks (great success as head coach at high-level BCS programs/NFL Super Bowl coach): Les Miles; Mark Richt; John Gruden

    Tier 2. Bill McCartney and Eric Bienemy. I hate calling this "tier 2", because I think if we end up here we'll have made a GREAT choice.

    Tier 3. Gary Kubiak; Mike Belotti; Troy Calhoun; Mike Leach; Jim McElwain; Dana Holgerson; Brady Hoke; everyone else.
     
  8. El Gringo

    El Gringo Pura Vida Club Member

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    1) Mac/EB
    2) Cabral
    3) Shaw (Stanford)
     
  9. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    1. Mac
    2. Mac
    3. Mac
    4. Belotti
    5. EB
    6. Cabral
    7. I llke the ideas of Miles, McElwain and Richt, but none of those guys are coming here.
     
  10. Fight CU

    Fight CU Club Member Club Member

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    Calhoun
    Calhoun
    Calhoun
    ????
    PROFIT!
     
  11. OKCBuff

    OKCBuff Well-Known Member

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    1. Mac
    2. Cabral
    3. Repeat steps 1 or 2
     
  12. ThndringHerd

    ThndringHerd Well-Known Member

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    I'm guessing you're wanting to eliminate the marquee guys who won't work for 2 mil?

    1. Bill McCartney
    2. Brian Cabral if he wins out
    3. McElwain/Smart combo (there's still enough money on the table to double both their current salaries)
    4. Alex Gibbs
    5. Dick Bumpas
    6. Gus Malzahn
    7. David Shaw
    8. Dave Doeren
    10-T Eric Bieniemy
    10-T Troy Calhoun
     
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  13. BuffFan

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    Miles
    Kubiak
    Belotti

    Beg, barrow, or steal the money, but Miles is a great opportunity to turn the program around fast. I think Mac supporters will be behind him as well.
     
  14. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    i'd be very happy with miles, Mac, richt, or belotti. i would be happy with EB. i would be content with cabral. i would need some convincing on hoke or calhoun. i'd be pissed with fitzgerald.

    with the way things go, it will probably be none of the above.
     
  15. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    How would this even work? Are you saying one would make a lateral move to be a coordinator at CU?
     
  16. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    CJ and JK just had one of the BDC writers and he was pumping (not literally) Hoke. I know nothing about Hoke. The writer's one proviso was that he bring all of, or most of, his assistants in order to avoid the same disaster that happened with our previous HC.

    Another interesting thing that he said was that one former Denver Bronco GM (Ferguson?) said that Calhoun is the best coach in Colorado, including, at the time, Shanahan. But this writer, whatever his name is, didn't think Calhoun would be a good fit in Boulder ala Jeff Bzdelic who never warmed up to Boulder.
     
  17. Buffalo Brad

    Buffalo Brad Club Member Club Member

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    +1 on the above. I am guessing we will continue to hear names floated over the next week. It will get serious the week after NU and we will get to see what all of the smoke has been hiding. I will be pissed if it is an I-25 hire. Flat out pissed. We have the ability and means to do better. This is the chance to make a statement about CU Athletics and we need to make it.
     
  18. ThndringHerd

    ThndringHerd Well-Known Member

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    That's the idea. Don't know if it's really feasible as Smart has some loyalty towards Saban, but if we doubled his salary...?
     
  19. CUFan

    CUFan Welcome back Club Member

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    Mac
    Bienemy
    Miles
    Richt
    Cabral
     
  20. buffalo30

    buffalo30 Active Member

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    Simple, cut the nonsense.
    If Coach Mac says he is interested, then you don't tell him no.
    If he doesn't want to do it, then you go after who he says to go after.
     
  21. RuffBuff

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    Richt lost once and almost lost another time to Hawkins.

    1) Miles
    2) Mac w/ EB(OC) and Cabral (DC)
    3) EB
    4) Bellotti
    5) McElwain or Malzahn
     
  22. MiamiBuffs

    MiamiBuffs Wᴉɐɯᴉ qnɟɟs Club Member

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    1. Dewey
    2. Cheethem
    and
    3. Howe
     
  23. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    I would giggle everytime I heard his name. I
     
  24. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    You're talking about $1.5 million a year there. There is no way we could get both McElwain and Smart.
     
  25. ThndringHerd

    ThndringHerd Well-Known Member

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    :lol: I do too. Too bad he never worked for Jimmy Johnson?
     
  26. ThndringHerd

    ThndringHerd Well-Known Member

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    Ouch. I thought he was making more like $350k/yr. NM.
     
  27. CUFan

    CUFan Welcome back Club Member

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    Thornburn from BDC. He was relatively sensible, especially when talking about Calhoun.
     
  28. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    i think this is both the blessing and the curse of Mac as a candidate. if bohn hires him, Mac instantly becomes the most powerful figure in CU sports since the last time Mac was here. if bohn doesn't hire him, there will be bad feelings among some alums, boosters, and former players. if bohn hires him and he fails, well, that is a very, very tough thing to deal with.

    i think if Mac can get them to open up the support a bit and if he goes out and gets the type of staff that the rumors have him assembling, it would be very hard to not go that direction.
     
  29. Finest

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    Ignoring the unlikely Les Miles talk:

    1. Don Treadwell
    2. Joker Phillips (may be unlikely as well)
    3. Bill McCartney
    4. Mike Price (Yes, I realize he's unlikely because of his past and therefore shouldn't even be on this list, but he's a great coach with a good coaching background)
    5. Eric Bienemy
    6. June Jones
    7. Brent Venables
    8. R.C. Slocum
    9. Sonny Dykes
    10. Alex Gibbs
    11. Mike Hankwitz
    12. Brian Cabral
    13. Someone not named Calhoun or Logan.
     
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  30. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    I honestly don't have anybody who I really want, just a lot of guys I don't want. I could live with any of the following: Mac, EB, Richt, Miles, Malzahn, McElwain, Belotti, Cabral. Some are obviously much more realistic than others.

    Guys I really, really don't want include Calhoun, Logan, Barnett.
     

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