CU officially hires Mel Tucker as new Head Football Coach

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  1. sweaty teets

    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

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    @Buffsrock85 has been refreshingly great in this thread.

    Asshole skin on the other hand...
     
  2. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo "Martyrdom, bro," Club Member

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    Agreed.
     
  3. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    Which hand?
     
  4. Alfred91

    Alfred91 Arabic numeral jihadi Club Member

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    I don't know about anyone else, but the only thing I think about his race is that it's awesome that 1/3 of the head coaches in the conference and a full half of the coaches in the division are African American.
     
  5. CUAviator

    CUAviator Well-Known Member

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    This will be my last post on All Buffs. But I couldn’t not say something. Who the **** ever made a subtle racist remark?

    Out.
     
  6. PAHIBuff

    PAHIBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Oh heck, just football-wise I think that just his style and presence (from what we've heard) is likely worth an extra 2 wins even without much of an immediate talent upgrade. I think the Football Culture he'll bring will be invaluable.
     
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  7. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    @Buffsrock85 and I seem to have found a nice equilibrium. I like it.
     
  8. Buffsrock85

    Buffsrock85 Mantrum Expert

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    Lol I have my moments.
     
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  9. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    That's where I'm at. I think if he brings in the right staff that that impact on the record lays a foundation for where it goes as he starts bringing in Top 25 classes.
     
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  10. Buffsrock85

    Buffsrock85 Mantrum Expert

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    Yeah I decided to not be a dick as much.
     
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  11. sweaty teets

    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

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    We’re all Buffs and I think we forget that. Tuck em up.
     
  12. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    BTW, for those not enamored with the hire, this board rarely gives a free pass. If Tucker is not elevating recruiting next spring, no one will be shy about voicing criticism. Same if there are questionable coaching staff hires.
     
  13. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    we're going to be awesome assuming this hire goes through. those of you who think otherwise, whatever. deed appears to be done. you can jump in, jump out, or **** off. UNICORNS ain't got no time for doubt. ... too busy winning.
     
  14. Ripp

    Ripp Well-Known Member

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    I'll second that. I'm not sure I've ever seen a more toxic environment, it's kind of shocking that it's allowed to continue. This place could be so much better.
     
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  15. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    Remember that time you predicted a bowl game for the 2012 season? Dip****.
     
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  16. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I think I might just dig in on this one and put myself 100% behind Tucker no matter where the groupthink might go. I'm just so damn supportive of the direction for the program to go with leadership, recruiting and a big tent background of DC at tOSU, NFL and UGA plus AHC at Bama. It's exactly what I think CU needs. How can I not rise or go down with that ship?
     
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  17. Heywood

    Heywood Your own, personal, Heywood Club Member

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  18. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I mean, the recruiting bump should be noticeable in the 2020 class.
     
  19. White_Rabbit

    White_Rabbit Club Member Club Member

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    I suppose if I squint I can see how someone wouldn't like Tucker.

    If you value:
    -someone from the region
    -prior HC experience
    -proven to do more with less
    -able to navigate the stupidity that is CU admin

    then I guess Tucker isn't your guy.

    For me, I didn't really want prior HC experience. I wanted a young guy. An innovative guy. A monster recruiter.

    I don't really know how much to value region. If Tucker just hires a bunch of SEC/ACC guys for his staff and they can't figure out how/where to recruit in our footprint, that's an issue. I don't really know what HC experience gets you beyond knowing the day to day. This guy has been around some of the best guys in the business, hopefully he was paying attention.

    Who knows how he'll navigate the CU admin? Are we sure Leavitt or Tedford would've done so effectively either? Maybe CU admin needs a tough mother****er to walk in there and tell them to back up so the big dog can eat?

    Hiring a coach is always hit or miss. Some programs with all the money in the world can't stop ****ing it up (Trojan). Maybe we'll be right back here in 4 years, but I bet if he fails, we'll at least be stocking the cupboards for the next guy. Next guy isn't walking into whatever the **** we have at RB. Or the mess on the OL. Or the lack of an entire position so bad that our starter up and quit halfway through the season.
     
  20. Buffsrock85

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    Wow. What?
     
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  21. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    I was surprised by that assessment as well
     
  22. sweaty teets

    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

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    Oh grow the **** up and check out 247 if you want to see a toxic environment.

    Edit: Adam is awesome but those guys have left the reservation.
     
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  23. PAHIBuff

    PAHIBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Tuck Em Up
    Tuck Em Up
    GO CU !!
     
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  24. manhattanbuf

    manhattanbuf Club Member Club Member

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    After seeing the clips of Tucker getting congratulations today, I think the likelihood of his hire is high.

    Tucker was not my first choice. However, I do think he meets the main criteria for an upgrade at the HC level:

    1. Great resume
    2. Great recruiter
    3. Has experienced failure and rebounded
    4. His players love and respect him
    5. Top level coaches love and respect him
    6. Has paid his dues for two decades while learning from some of the best in the business

    When macintyre was fired, these are some of the most sensible standards that we discussed. Now that it looks like we’ve got a candidate who meets those criteria very well, I think we should all get behind him.
     
  25. Buffsrock85

    Buffsrock85 Mantrum Expert

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    Yeah I thought we were just having fun? I mean, I know I was having fun with it. I didn’t really see any racist remarks or anything toxic. I dunno, whatever I guess.
     
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  26. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    is there a pessimism gene going around?
     
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  27. Buffsrock85

    Buffsrock85 Mantrum Expert

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    Totally agree. I didn’t have a dog in this race but followed the threads to get an idea of who I liked. I’m trusting RG on this one and I think getting a guy from Georgia will be beneficial. I for one appreciate your mature response to us (likely) hiring the candidate you weren’t pulling for.
     
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  28. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    People are allowed to have a different opinion. I don't understand why we'd moderate someone saying they don't like the hire.
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  29. cnbuff410

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    Come on man, we just hired a coach, and we know nothing about his staff, recruiting strategy, style, etc. Sounds like Bulldog fans hate to see him go, sounds like he has overall positive support from all national writers, sounds like he can recruit and his team doesn't suck.

    And you want to blame people here being positive about this hire? I mean, try to have some fun man.
     
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  30. ahoelsken

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    More groupthink.
     

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