Don't need Fedora around here particularly with our sketchy history of being less than sensitive to player injuries. He and Beckman probably have the same mindset. Fedora thinks that football is becoming soft and is under attack and questions the existence of CTE. No thank you.My boy on the UT staff really likes Fedora, but I personally question his decision making, as he tried to hire Beckman and had to be shut down from above.
Maybe Todd Monken. Good resume. Definitely turned around a terrible Southern Miss team. Maybe hard to go back to the NFL for a hire though.Werner was pondering this the other day when he had Rittenburg on and the convo was suggestive that Monken may not be as married to the system as it seems. I have no clue what other offenses he’s been around/ran so I can’t speak to it but it was intriguing. Especially given his connections to the local area.
Your choices are Toledo's coach or Tim Beck. Which is worse? Lol.Too confusing... I can see so many casual fans... "Wait- they rehired that guy that got fired?"
Eh, that's a program that has been very good for a very long time both before and after Monken. The Ellis Johnson mess did create a bad roster situation that he had to dig out of, but that's all he really did, just get them back up and running again.Maybe Todd Monken. Good resume. Definitely turned around a terrible Southern Miss team. Maybe hard to go back to the NFL for a hire though.
Yeah- there are a lot of guys on that list that are actually still pretty safe and some that he ranks pretty low that I think need to be a bit more concerned. Willie Taggert at 9 seems low. Kalani Sitake at 6 seems high. Jimbo Fisher and Chip Kelly ranked pretty high too for a couple of big hires that have only had 2 years. And Dana Holgerson and Manny Diaz on that list at all after 1 year. Nope- this list is all kinds of questionable.That's a terrible website. And it gets linked all the time.
I've considered trying to start my own version.
Let's see...4 years at 5 million a year and we're still very solidly a laughingstock. I would conclude that Whitman is content with remaining a joke of a program and is willing to waste a lot of somebody's money to stay that way.
On coaches, barring scandal, I give them 4 years to turn things around. If after year 4 I do not have hope that the coach can turn around the program, I cut bait. I typically error on the side of caution as I think there is something to having continuity. I cut bait after emu. They could win me back but it would take a 6 win season. I’d be devastated currently, if they kept lovie. I’m a die hard that keeps hope through hard times as long as there is hope. I’ve lost hope with lovie.
I've thought from the beginning that Lovie would get 5 years. I also thought that year 4 we would see a turn around. Lovie's defense isn't working and I'm ready for a change. I think most people will be pissed at Whitman if Lovie is here in 2020 and some will call for Whitman's head if he is. For me I see it as Whitman keeping his word to Lovie.
You can make a case for retaining Lovie . . . just not a good one. I wasn't in the "Lovie has to get Illini to a bowl game or be fired" camp at the beginning of the year, but like everyone I wanted to see improvement. And I'm just not seeing enough to warrant giving him a chance to coach his first real class as seniors. If Lovie were retained, I think Whitman has to be able to articulate very clearly why -- and the "we always felt this would take five years" thing doesn't fly. He has to be able to say what he has done to earn another year because I just don't see next year being much better. And he needs to hire a frickin DC.