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Who would be your Pick for PAC 12 Coach of the Year?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by BlackNGold, Dec 2, 2015.

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Who is the Pac 12 Coach of the Year?

  1. Rich Rodriguez, Arizona

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  2. Todd Graham, Arizona State

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  3. Sonny Dykes, California

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  4. Mike MacIntyre, Colorado

    8 vote(s)
    10.4%
  5. Mark Helfrich, Oregon

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    1.3%
  6. David Shaw, Stanford

    25 vote(s)
    32.5%
  7. Kyle Whittingham, Utah

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  8. Jim Mora, UCLA

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  9. Chris Petersen, Washington

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  10. Mike Leach, Washington State

    43 vote(s)
    55.8%
  1. BlackNGold

    BlackNGold Club Member Club Member

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    Since our Poll only allows 10 choices I left off Helton (Interim during the season) and Anderson (first year).

    I voted for Helfrich. I thought he overcame the most to get his team rolling at the end of the year. Shaw also deserves a lot of consideration. Whittingham had a good year.
     
  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Shaw. I think he's the best coach in the conference and he had the best year.
     
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  3. BlackNGold

    BlackNGold Club Member Club Member

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    I agree that Shaw has been the best coach year in and year out. I barely gave the nod to Helfrich since I thought his team overcame adversity instead of folding. I would give Leach and Whittingham both honorable mentions for this season.
     
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    Craig T. Nelson. But he's ineligible, so I picked Leach.
     
  5. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I would have gone Leach #2, Helfrich #3 and Whittingham #4. I think there's an argument for Clay Helton to be in that mix, but it's hard to give this to a partial-year performance.
     
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    onealcd Club Member Club Member

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    I don't really see how it isn't Leach. Shaw has load of talent and has lost two games so far. Helfrich is a great argument but that run without Adams was too unimpressive.
     
  7. NW Buff

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    No love for Petersen? What UW's defense did this year considering what they lost from last year was pretty impressive.
     
  8. Buffalo Brad

    Buffalo Brad Club Member Club Member

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    Who voted MMac? Went with Shaw based on the overall year but it was hard not to give it to Leach. Great year for he and the Cougs
     
  9. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    They went 6-6 (4-5). Last year they were 7-6 (4-5) then won their bowl game. The year before Petersen showed up they were 8-4 (5-4) before winning their bowl game. I'm not saying that he's doing a bad job. I actually like his coaching at UW. But this isn't the type of result that gets you consideration for Coach of the Year.
     
  10. NW Buff

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    I am pretty sure that UW finished much higher in the conference than they were picked (but I'm too lazy to go back and look). Based on year-to-year progress, they didn't do well but based on performance vs expectations I think they did very well.
     
  11. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I'm not disagreeing with that. Washington surprised me this season. But not anywhere close to "Coach of the Year" level.
     
  12. DiggerBuffs

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    Shaw-Stanford was picked to struggle
    Whittingham-Utah was picked to be just above CU
    Wazzou-Washington State finished games they had no business in
     
  13. buffedup

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    Leach.
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  14. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Couldn't you say that Leach did what he's always done but that this year he had a special QB? I mean, look at how bad the team was in its opener before his QB settled into his job and how bad the team was in its finale with his QB out with injury.
     
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    Yeah but he developed a walk on qb in to one of the better ones in college football. Look how bad Oregon looked without their starting qb.
     
  17. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Fair points. Credit where it's due and acknowledgement that more often than not a coach's success is tied to whether he's got a quarterback.
     
  18. BlackNGold

    BlackNGold Club Member Club Member

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    I think if was Buff Surveyor and Devildog. I should of showed who voted for whom.
     
  19. 89BUFF89

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    The Pirate, did more with less talent
     
  20. fwbuff

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    Went with Shaw. Before the year, I thought he had ridden Harbaugh's coattails for a couple years and expected Stanford to really slide back in the pack. Obviously, I was wrong.
     
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    Aaaarrrgghhh!
     
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    Was going to go with Leach until I reviewed the record - how can you give coach of the year to a guy who lost to Portland St? My second thought before actually looking at the complete poll and OP was Helton. I'm sticking with him.
     
  23. Jalapeno

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    Leach. He nearly beat Stanford at home and beat Oregon on the road with that collection of talent. He finally has his own QB after having to deal with the leftovers from the Wulff regime.
     
  24. BuffUp

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    12th place MM... I voted The Pirate 1st, did the most with the least and from the bottom of the conference to almost winning their division in short order.
     
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  25. GoldStampede

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    Mike Mac, cuz anyone who is closer is already there
     
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    So what you're saying is rebuilding isn't as easy as it looks?
     
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    Shaw. Had Leach beaten Stanford he would have won it for me.
     
  28. Jalapeno

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    WSU fans seem to sympathize with us more than the other P12 fans as it appears. That is why I was hoping he'd be the one that replaced Embree.
     

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