I like him, that def is salty!! He’s probably needing to show he can be a dc at a p5 or get a hc job in a lower g5 job, heck he might be cincy’s next hc if fickell leaves.What does everyone think about Marcus Freeman the DC at Cincinnati? Young and has put together a good D.
They are improving though. Might not be able to pencil it in for many more yearsThis was the one game I had penciled in that I thought we could win. Rutgers just proved what a bad team they really are. If they had a decent QB we would have been toast. So, no. This does not save Lovie's job.
Ok whatever. You don’t know me and don’t know who I know. It’s sad to me that one of the Illinois greats would support this coach, who is clearly inadequate and will go down as one of the worst coaches in Illinois history. We deserve better. For someone that has the national linebacker award named after him, I would think that he expects better play from our defense.Unlike you, I actually know Dick. And the answer is that he fully supports Lovie.
Guys. I'm sorry if my posts were misunderstood. I was just trying to address the idea of pulling a P5 head coach. I was just trying to think of who would be similar to the Underwood hire, and who else could be out there that would leave. The best P5 coach we would even have a chance at would be Dave Clawson, but that's just based on assuming he isn't making top of conference style money and the fact that Wake has a much lower ceiling than Illinois. If he's actually making like 4 mil a year, I don't see that as a realistic possibility. Then I tried to think of who would be similar to Underwood, and the examples I thought up were Mel Tucker, who just did that type of move to MSU and then I thought of Neal Brown at WVU. I don't think we actually have any chance at getting him, it was just the type of coach that would be similar to Underwood (only a year or 2 at the high major after dominating at a mid major).
Really our only chance at a current P5 coach is a Zook-like fired coach from a higher tier program, or a mid tier stagnant program. Those options may not even actually happen, and the list isn't that great.