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Special Teams Coordinator - Suggest Candidates

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffnik, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I'll start it off with Scott Downing. He is currently Asst. Head Coach/ TE Coach & Special Teams Coordinator at Tulsa.

    Downing was the Head Coach at Northern Colorado from 2006-2010 and before that he was TE Coach & Recruiting Coordinator at Nebraska for 3 years (2003-2005). For the 6 years before that, he had been Asst. Head Coach/ RB Coach & Special Teams Coordinator at Purdue from 1997-2002. His previous 10 seasons had been at Wyoming, 2 of which he was Special Teams Coordinator.

    Downing has coached six FBS first-team All-Americans, the 2001 Ray Guy Award winner, the Ray Guy Award finalist in 2003 and semifinalist in 2005, the Groza Award finalist in 2001 and semifinalist in 1996, and the Mosi Tatupu Special Teams Award finalist in 1998 and 2001.

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  2. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    Couldn't we just have the Riddler come give a clinic?
     
  3. BuffClass90

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    I hear there's a RB coach at KC that loves the Buffs...
     
  4. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    My top choice is Jamie Christian at Houston. Has previously coached at ASU and Oregon State in the conference. Has strong ties to the Bay area, Sacramento, and Fresno for recruiting.
     
  5. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Good call. Be nice to have another assistant coach in his 30s, too.
     
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    Everyone mentioned previously in this thread would be a great get, save for those cracks about former Embree and Hawkins staffers. RB or TE experience preferred since Adams is pulling double duty. Would also take a guy who has experience with LBs as Baer has DC responsibilities too. I'll add Mike Haywood to the list even though he is out of football and has that DV charge in his past so he likely never made MikeMac's short list of contacts for the vacancy.
     
  8. DavisBuff

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    Either Polamalu and Haywood would be great in my opinion.
    Followed by Tim Brewster.
     
  9. White_Rabbit

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    Jamie Christian. Please. His recruiting alone would be well worth it. He stole a 4* CA WR from Notre Dame on signing day a couple years ago at Houston of all places.

    Not to mention I believe his ST at ASU were quite good.
     
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  11. DavisBuff

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    You might be right. I saw that he was about to accept a position with Utah State, but now some one else is in play. For what I saw, he was more of an RB coach than a special teams coach. Where did he coach special teams?
     
  12. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    +1. And here is some supporting info:
     
  14. DavisBuff

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    The more I read about Christian, the more I like him. He also recruited well at ASU. He would be a very good hire, not as big a name as Polamalu or Haywood, but a very good hire.
     
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    I don't really see Christian going from a inside WR's/TE/ST's coach to a ST coach only.
     
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    $$$$$
     
  17. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    He would need another title besides ST and you would need to give him a nice raise over 225K at Houston.
     
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    I believe he had some experience coaching RBs at one of his stops along the way...
     
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    Iowa's RB and ST coach Lester Erb has reportedly left to pursue "other opportunities." According to his profile, he was recognized by Rivals as one of the Top 25 national recruiters in 2011.
     
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    Yes please
     
  21. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I just hope we hire anyone at this point.
     
  22. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I think bcs is still available.
     
  23. Duff Man

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    Instantly would make himself starting kicker though. Not a fan of player-coaches.
     
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    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    fix!!!!!
     
  27. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    We should hire sendek ... his players certainly know how to wrap up....
     
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    So was the report wrong?
     
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    Toby Neinas? When will MB's debt to Chuck be paid in full?
     
  30. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I'd love to know the details here. Because all I do know is that Chuck Nienas is responsible for Chuck Long at SDSU and Dan Hawkins at CU being on Bohn's resume. On the surface, Bohn should have lost that phone number a long time ago if he had any sense at all. There's something going on behind the scenes. Bohn must owe him for his own career or something.
     

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