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Old Feb 8, 2013, 04:17 PM   #1
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@IllinoisLoyalty They're reporting on the radio here in OKC that coach Patton from OU is heading to Illinois fwiw

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Old Feb 8, 2013, 04:23 PM   #2
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I'd look for Golesh at WR then. Bridge at T/TE and Patton OL/G/C
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 04:27 PM   #3
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Man, Oklahoma always has great O lines so this could really help. Would Patton focus on Texas/Oklahoma for recruiting then?
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 04:46 PM   #4
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I'd look for Golesh at WR then. Bridge at T/TE and Patton OL/G/C
Makes sense to me. This would be a great hire. I wonder why he would want to leave OU? I see that he is another Ohio guy, wonder if he knows Beckman his Miami of Ohio days?

Love that he has coached OL for two very successful spread-passing teams in NW and OU. I wonder if he is getting the co-OC title at Illinois.

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Old Feb 8, 2013, 04:48 PM   #5
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I would hope he did would be a major plus.
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Man, Oklahoma always has great O lines so this could really help. Would Patton focus on Texas/Oklahoma for recruiting then?
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 04:48 PM   #6
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Not mad about it one bit if he can get 5 guys to work together and gel.

Also for recruiting reasons:
Look at our coaches with ties to big time states/areas

Beckman- Ohio
Cubit- S. FLA
Patton-TEX
Golesh- Illinois/Ohio/MICH
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 04:55 PM   #7
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Count me as against the Co-OC thing. Seen enough of that already.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 05:00 PM   #8
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Makes sense to me. This would be a great hire. I wonder why he would want to leave OU? I see that he is another Ohio guy, wonder if he knows Beckman his Miami of Ohio days?

Love that he has coached OL for two very successful spread-passing teams in NW and OU. I wonder if he is getting the co-OC title at Illinois.
Would be an UNREAL hire. My guess is "run-game coordinator" or "asst head coach"
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 05:01 PM   #9
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Count me as against the Co-OC thing. Seen enough of that already.
Wouldn't be what you saw this year. Just a title for $$$ purposes.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 05:07 PM   #10
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Now it makes sense Patton was let go yesterday when OU brought Mangino back. So he is a "free agent".
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 05:12 PM   #11
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Sounds good to me
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 05:22 PM   #12
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Would be an UNREAL hire. My guess is "run-game coordinator" or "asst head coach"
I agree. He would be a major step up in terms of OL coaching experience.

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Wouldn't be what you saw this year. Just a title for $$$ purposes.
I'm not completely sure about that. WMU ran the ball a heck of a lot better when Sullivan was their OL coach and run-game coordinator. A good, experienced OL coach could help Cubit.

The problem this year was that neither Beatty nor Gonzales was ready to be a coordinator and between the two of them there was zero experience coaching the line (essential for the run-oriented spread). We didn't have two co-coordinators, we had two NO-coordinator.

With Cubit + Patton we would have an OC and someone experienced to help him with line play and run game.

The only thing I wonder about is why OU would let Patton go after years of very good OL play.

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Old Feb 8, 2013, 05:34 PM   #13
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word is that Mangino is coming back to OU for OL/run game guy.

Dont know that we will ever find out the why's in all this movement.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 05:37 PM   #14
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I agree. He would be a major step up in terms of OL coaching experience.


I'm not completely sure about that. WMU ran the ball a heck of a lot better when Sullivan was their OL coach and run-game coordinator. A good, experienced OL coach could help Cubit.

The problem this year was that neither Beatty nor Gonzales was ready to be a coordinator and between the two of them there was zero experience coaching the line (essential for the run-oriented spread). We didn't have two co-coordinators, we had two NO-coordinator.

With Cubit + Patton we would have an OC and someone experienced to help him with line play and run game.

The only thing I wonder about is why OU would let Patton go after years of very good OL play.
I meant more along the lines of dual play callers.

I know Mangino and Stoops are buds but Patton seems awfully good to just let go.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 05:52 PM   #15
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BTW, he can recruit also.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 05:53 PM   #16
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Just change the year down and you will see what he has done each year. He has picked up some major talent at Oklahoma.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 05:54 PM   #17
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Sounds like an awesome choice to me.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 05:56 PM   #18
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I am sure some of the great recruiting was due to it being Oklahoma but he definitely has strong ties in Texas, hope that can continue.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 05:57 PM   #19
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Just change the year down and you will see what he has done each year. He has picked up some major talent at Oklahoma.
We all thought coach Gonzales was going to come in a recruit well, too. He had reeled in multiple 4 and 5 star talent at UF and LSU. It's a whole other world recruiting at schools of that caliber compared to a bottom of the pack B10 school.

I like the hire, though.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 05:58 PM   #20
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Makes sense to me. This would be a great hire. I wonder why he would want to leave OU? I see that he is another Ohio guy, wonder if he knows Beckman his Miami of Ohio days?

Love that he has coached OL for two very successful spread-passing teams in NW and OU. I wonder if he is getting the co-OC title at Illinois.

I think you answered your own question about why he'd leave OU. The co-OC posiition has to be happeneing.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 06:14 PM   #21
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RyanK, GHD, or illinidarrin, do any of you know Patton's age? I would not be against the idea of making Patton the Assistant Offensive Coordinator with Cubit making 99.9% of the calls and training Patton, if the other staff members believe he deserves that role.

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Old Feb 8, 2013, 06:20 PM   #22
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He was born in March 1971, so i guess that means he will be 42.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 07:35 PM   #23
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Maybe he can turn out to be a great recruiter like Mike Locksley was when he helped us get Regis Benn.
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We all thought coach Gonzales was going to come in a recruit well, too. He had reeled in multiple 4 and 5 star talent at UF and LSU. It's a whole other world recruiting at schools of that caliber compared to a bottom of the pack B10 school.

I like the hire, though.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 10:51 PM   #24
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It would be nice to keep a few of the top instate linemen home and maybe with him he can help do that, I know Illinois is harder to sell than Oklahoma but you never know what can happen
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 08:14 AM   #25
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It would be nice to keep a few of the top instate linemen home and maybe with him he can help do that, I know Illinois is harder to sell than Oklahoma but you never know what can happen
It's the one place we can seek to leverage an advantage...in state lineman ought to give the state school a serious look, especially if we become competitive....we don't smell a chance with the pay for play crowd so this seems a great way to go and Beckman did a nice job laying the foundation with local programs

..hope that there is cohesion with the new staff....this kind of turnover is not great and it takes two to tango so I hope all parties went to school a little bit...

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