Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by onealcd, Mar 5, 2016.
Never seen anything like this.
In case you were wondering...
Can´t fault him for wanting to bring in his own guy. They let an interim AD hire a coach and give him a 2 year contract (!).
I mean, it´s not unprecedented. I remember a school from the Rocky Mountain region, let´s name it Doloraco, that let an AD, let´s name him Bike Mohn, hire a football coach just a few months before he was encouraged to resign.
I was more talking about the timing.
Yeah, and I just remembered the whole Bohn thing and how we let an outgoing AD hire a football coach.
That is a bush league move.
I just hope he has a replacement lined up because if he doesn't then he should have waited until the end of the season.
Agreed. Would give him time to evaluate and hand pick his new guy. If the guy he chooses now is a failure this year, he'll be under scrutiny right off he bat.
Sounds like players found out the news via Twitter. Yikes.
Leslie Frazier, PJ Fleck, and Bo Pelini among the coaches rumored as potential replacements.
Lame. Good luck with the search after that move....
I just saw Lovie Smith mentioned on Twitter too.
The last couple years has been very strange, from Beckman and Cubit being restrained on the sidelines from going after each other, to Cubit coming back the following year like there was no bad blood or Beckman knew he was dead man walking and couldn't get a better coordinator, to last year's up-and-down under Cubit as Beckman was suddenly fired right before the season. Now Cubit is retained after the season largely because of the AD being in flux and so it seems reasonable that the new AD in place wanted to aim higher. Just sucks for the players and especially the new signees regardless of the "You don't commit to a coach" thing we all throw around. Amazing how stable and promising things look at CU relative to some other P5 football schools. It's a very small victory from where we were not long ago.
Looks like it's going to be Lovie.
You make a move like that as a D3 AD coming to the B1G you better make a splash.
TV report last night was that spring practices and game were on hold until a new coach was hired. I thought that was bizarre and very harsh for the players and remaining staff.
If the AD made that decision knowing he was close to hiring a replacement it makes a little more sense, but it doesn't eliminate the quandary the players are in right now.
Sounds like the players really liked Cubit. This will probably turn out bad for them.
"Fox Sports reports one reason Lovie Smith was interested in the Illinois job was the possibility of bringing two of his sons, Mikal and Matt, who were on his staff in Tampa. Don't be surprised if Smith retains defensive coordinator Mike Phair, who worked under Smith in Tampa in 2014."
This would explain a lot.
Illinois has hired Lovie. Six years, 21m.
What would Rick George have done?
I don't know about that one, Lovie Smith is a good coach, but Illinois is a hot mess.
He did well at the pro level. Will this translate to the recruiting arena and to being the leader of (technically) unpaid student athletes?
I kinda hope he succeeds and shakes up the conference a bit.
You were saying?
Pattern recognition says he would have kept the coach he inherited.
I'll just leave this here, from former Washington Huskies coach Rick Neuheisel... http://coachingsearch.com/article?a...ge-makes-you-question-the-coaching-profession
What a hypocrite.
BJ has the biggest boner for Josh Whitman
I think you missed the point, Ellen is pretty good at stand-up comedy....
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