Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by RalphieSpeaks, Dec 7, 2012.
Just brainstorming here....
I don't think anyone would have much of a problem with Belotti. He'd build a good organization, has AD experience from which he could advise Bohn on some issues, he's well-known to western region HS coaches and his name would have weight with recruits, and he's shown a willingness to give an up-and-coming OC control of the offense so there's a good chance that at 62 years old this month he would be willing to groom a Bob Stitt for a few years - which would put our succession plan in place.
Belotti was making around $1.5MM as Oregon's HC, so money isn't the issue.
But is he interested?
Is he interested in getting back into coaching? Didn't he retire on his own accord?
Misread thread title. Was expecting lively discussion about crispy Italian cookies.
Not sure if he wants back into coaching or if he'd be interested in the CU gig, but this is probably a guy who should be getting a call from our AD if it hasn't happened already.
See, I was expecting to hear about Prosecco
That's my concern about him. He retired a few years ago, and hasn't exactly been clamoring to get back in. I would question how interested he is in coaching, how much energy he has, basically how long he would want to take on the job this thing is going to be to rebuild.
I thought the same thing when Spurrier came back and he just signed another extension. Some old guys still got it.
Anymore if you get a coach for 5-7 years that is considered a long time. If Belotti came in for that amount of time while grooming the next guy I think it could work.
belotti has belittled cu for weeks on espn
In this day of instant communications and knowledge of history extending all the way back, oh, say, two-three weeks max, I vote "NO" on geezers.
(Yeah, I know, my wife said the same thing!)
Time for some new blood!
You know who else is old???
I would love Belotti! But yea he loves putting down the Buff Program pretty regularly. I feel like $2.5 mill and a huge committiment to facitilites though would turn that around. It certainly would make a spash, great stats as a head coach.
If we put shovels in the ground today, how long would it take before there would be a facility for Bellotti to actually use and show recruits? My guess is that Bellotti would prefer a gig where the facilities are already in place that he could take advantage of immediately. Not wait around for CU to break ground in year 2 of his contract.
I'd be in favor of Bellotti, but every time I've heard him speak this past week about job openings and what he considers the best jobs, it always comes down to top notch facilities and being located in a recruiting hotbed. We don't have either of those and I don't think he wants to bother with anything that might be a project. He doesn't seem to have the fire or desire that we're going to need in our next HC.
Personally, I'd rather move in a younger direction. While he definitely has the experience thing down, I question whether Belotti has the fire and motivation to jump in with both feet and really work hard. Plus, he has been less than flattering in the past when it comes to CU, and would he really want us to surpass Oregon? My vote is no thanks.
I would like to see CU bring him in as an AD.
Funny, Oregon definitely only has ONE of these.
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