Possibly, but leonhard went 4-3, that good enough to make him hc? Guess it wouldn’t surprise me if fickell was interested and i could see your point being true too.are you sure that’s not Fickell’s agent pushing that ?
Agree. However, Defensive Coordinator at Illinois just might work ----- in the event Ryan Walters leaves for a Head Coaching position.I imagine Leonhard would leave rather than DC under Fickell right? Just seems like a completely misplayed hand if they fire Chryst and also damage the connection with Leonhard.
Well Rhule is one of the coaches that didn;t exactly have to "rebuild" a progam that has suffered sustained losing. At both Temple and Baylor the cupboards were not "bare". There is also no guarantee that the transfer portal will lead to sustained success. look at Mel Tucker
- Temple was coming off a 4-7 season, but was 9-4 the year before that and even had a few other pretty solid seasons in the years prior under Steve Addazio and Al Golden.
- Baylor was up and running for years under Briles. Competing for Big 12 titles. The interim, Grobe, managed to take them to a bowl game the year before Rhule got there.
In other words, there were a lot of pieces in place that contributed heavily to his success (see Gene Chizk).
While he has had success, he has never had to do what will essentially be a rebuild from the ground up. So I think we should let Nebby be happy and hopeful during this holiday season, but in my humble opinion, I'm not convinced this will work out for reasons stated above.[\quote]
This isn’t true of Baylor. Everyone was given waivers to leave and pretty much everyone did. The cupboard was bare when Rhule got there.
Forgot about that waiver part for baylor. Well if Nebs is in same division/pool/pod In the new big 10 (16, possibly 15?) as Illinois I hope he doesn’t produce a quick turnaround. I’ve gotten used to beating Nebraska.This isn’t true of Baylor. Everyone was given waivers to leave and pretty much everyone did. The cupboard was bare when Rhule got there.
Wow. I guess he realized Cincy’s wasn’t going to be able to get him to the championshipSeems like some local sources are now saying the deal is done for Fickell, but haven't seen it confirmed from the national guys yet. (either of which could be wrong, for the record)
Everyone is just a Qb awayWow. I guess he realized Cincy’s wasn’t going to be able to get him to the championship
If Wisky shows Jim L the door that is a bold move. They are still going to a bowl game. If I was a player there I would be considering my options. Do you think you have the core pieces and need a player or two. Or are you the key piece another good team needs
Boy did MSU ever overpay.The Wisconsin talk prompted me to check Big 10 coaching salaries (these may now be one year old and in need of update):
Coach Salary Tucker $9.5 Ruhle $9.0 Day $7.6 Franklin $7.5 Harbaugh $7.3 Ferentz $7.0 Fitzgerald $5.7 Chryst $5.3 Fleck $5.0 Brohm $4.8 Allen $4.7 Bielema $4.3 Schiano $4.0 Locksley $2.5
We'd better get Bielema up at/near $6M......ahead of Fitz and just behind Ferentz.