2021-22 College Football Coaching Carousel

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IlliniwekKDR

Colorado Springs, CO
Two years is certainly quick to pull the plug. But Steve Addazio at Colorado State is a case study for programs on how not to hire a coach. It started with CSU consulting with Urban Meyer and basically delegating to him the decision to handpick someone from his rogues gallery of unemployed and underemployed oddballs and misfits in his convoluted coaching tree. Addazio was then 60 years old. He was coming from Temple and BC had never coached even one game west of the Mississippi and had zero Colorado much less MWC connections. He had a losing lifetime record in conference games and bowl games. He had a 1-17 record against ranked teams while at BC and was 7-16 in rivalry games. Plateaued at seven wins in his best seasons. Was a consistently poor recruiter. Had weird Beckman-like toxic football culture issues that clouded all of his previous stints. The announcement met with nearly universal disapproval and derision by the fanbase and local media. The school passed over a very popular alumni in OSU's asst. HC Tony Alford who had been rumored for the job. There was no case for selecting Addazio and everyone knew it. And then he came in an embarrassed himself over and over once he arrived. Gaffs. Covid controversies. Reports of racial tensions between players and staff. Repeated blowouts. In his final game last week he was ejected for having two unsportsmanlike penalties which was only the second time that has happened in CFB history. Just a complete train wreck from day one for a program that in many way has all the pieces to be a top group of five program including a respectable tradition and the best facilities probably anywhere outside the power five. Hopefully they can do better this time. They can't possibly do worse.
In the FIRST HALF no less. I happened to randomly turn that game on right as the second one was happening.
 
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RedRocksIllini

Morrison, CO
Two years is certainly quick to pull the plug. But Steve Addazio at Colorado State is a case study for programs on how not to hire a coach. It started with CSU consulting with Urban Meyer and basically delegating to him the decision to handpick someone from his rogues gallery of unemployed and underemployed oddballs and misfits in his convoluted coaching tree. Addazio was then 60 years old. He was coming from Temple and BC had never coached even one game west of the Mississippi and had zero Colorado much less MWC connections. He had a losing lifetime record in conference games and bowl games. He had a 1-17 record against ranked teams while at BC and was 7-16 in rivalry games. Plateaued at seven wins in his best seasons. Was a consistently poor recruiter. Had weird Beckman-like toxic football culture issues that clouded all of his previous stints. The announcement met with nearly universal disapproval and derision by the fanbase and local media. The school passed over a very popular alumni in OSU's asst. HC Tony Alford who had been rumored for the job. There was no case for selecting Addazio and everyone knew it. And then he came in an embarrassed himself over and over once he arrived. Gaffs. Covid controversies. Reports of racial tensions between players and staff. Repeated blowouts. In his final game last week he was ejected for having two unsportsmanlike penalties which was only the second time that has happened in CFB history. Just a complete train wreck from day one for a program that in many way has all the pieces to be a top group of five program including a respectable tradition and the best facilities probably anywhere outside the power five. Hopefully they can do better this time. They can't possibly do worse.
What's truly amazing is that it took so long for CSU to can Addazio. Reading his comments after the Utah State game makes Tim Beckman seem coherent. He struggles to find someone to blame for sending out the field goal unit when they should have spiked the ball to stop the clock. Unfortunately for Addazio, he was both head coach and special teams coach, so who exactly is at fault here? Here's some of the word salad along with a clip of the end of the game:

https://www.sportingnews.com/us/nca...field-goal-blunder/18e6zxubibj7f12lly7e8lfml3
 
#328      
To be fair on the accent thing, as a native Illinoisan who lived in Texas and Georgia for two years, it's amazing how fast you pick up the local accent. When I would come home to visit, I received a lot of comments on my newfound accent, even though I had no idea I was doing it. He may very well have been hamming it up, which is stupid, or he had no idea.
 
#330      
yes they really sucked during his coaching tenure. He's had 4 top 5 finishes the past 10 years, which is comparable to Lou Holtz's record there. I'd be surprised if his successor can replicate that
The way everyone has rallied around the staff and most ND alum and athletes aren't as pissed as I would expect from someone of his success leaving.
 
#334      
To be fair on the accent thing, as a native Illinoisan who lived in Texas and Georgia for two years, it's amazing how fast you pick up the local accent. When I would come home to visit, I received a lot of comments on my newfound accent, even though I had no idea I was doing it. He may very well have been hamming it up, which is stupid, or he had no idea.
Stay sweet and innocent instead of cynical like me, who can't fathom a 60 year old man picking up an accent after 3 days.
 
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IlliniReb

Dallas-Fort Worth
I’m thinking OU doesn’t get their 1st choice, Venables. If he was going to accept, it would be done already.
 
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bdutts

Houston, Texas
Stay sweet and innocent instead of cynical like me, who can't fathom a 60 year old man picking up an accent after 3 days.
I have lived in Houston for 5 years and haven’t picked up any southern accent…
 
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Illinivek23

Gurnee
I heard that they were firing him if they could get Mario Cristobal, which didn't seem like the best rumor to leak while Diaz was out recruiting.
If this happens, would Oregon be interested in either Campbell or Fleck?
 
#349      
I know he has connections to Miami and has gotten a lot of praise for his recruiting. However, the guy has been fired from FIU and did a somewhat above average job at Oregon (they looked awful getting trucked by Utah twice). I don't get how he was that big of a commodity. Shady how they dealt with Diaz, but he also screwed over Temple.
 
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RedRocksIllini

Morrison, CO
What's truly amazing is that it took so long for CSU to can Addazio. Reading his comments after the Utah State game makes Tim Beckman seem coherent. He struggles to find someone to blame for sending out the field goal unit when they should have spiked the ball to stop the clock. Unfortunately for Addazio, he was both head coach and special teams coach, so who exactly is at fault here? Here's some of the word salad along with a clip of the end of the game:

https://www.sportingnews.com/us/nca...field-goal-blunder/18e6zxubibj7f12lly7e8lfml3
Word is that CSU will be poaching Jay Norvell away from Nevada (also in Mountain West and somehow the lowest paid coach in the conference.)