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I want to keep track of all the coaching changes that happen this off-season in the BCS conferences.
Boston College fired Frank Spaziani
NC State fired Tom O'Brien
Purdue fired Danny Hope
California fired Jeff Tedford
Colorado fired Jon Embree
Arkansas fired John L. Smith
Auburn fired Gene Chizik
Kentucky fired Joker Phillips
Tennessee fired Derek Dooley
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BC is said to be looking at Narduzzi pretty seriously.
Bruce Feldman @BFeldmanCBS:
A couple of names to watch for Boston College: Mich St DC Pat Narduzzi, 49ers OC Greg Roman & Cards asst John McNulty.
Two OCs NC State might be tempted to replace Tom O'Brien w: Clemson's Chad Morris & Stanford's Pep Hamilton, a NC guy.
Dennis Dodd @dennisdoddcbs:
Gene Chizik will receive at least $156,250 per month for the next 48 months if he doesn't work.
That's $7.5 million.
Supposedly, it cost the Auburn administration over $11 million to buy out Chizik and his entire staff.
Nice work if you can get it.
As for Narduzzi...he deserves a shot. He has done great things at MSU.
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No doubt Narduzzi is a great defensive coach. I do have a hard time seeing him as a head coach with all of the bonehead things he has said and done. With that said, winning cures all.
That's a lot of second tier openings at "decent" programs. Some of the lesser schools there will probably end up with underwhelming hires given that number of available jobs at BCS conference schools.
Here's something that can shape up the college football landscape:
Chip Kelly to the Philadelphia Eagles after Andy Reid is fired. Keep in mind that Kelly was linked with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers job last off-season. A lot of people in the NFL are intrigued by his offense.
I posted this another thread but I'll post it here as well.
Bruce Feldman @BFeldmanCBS:
Danny Hope out. Coaches in the mix for Purdue: Sonny Dykes, Dave Doeren, Willie Taggart, Mark Hudspeth & Butch Jones.
I only know about Dykes (of Louisiana Tech), Taggart (Western Kentucky), and Jones (Cincinnati). Dykes and Taggart are very impressive.
I really think Kelly will flop in the NFL and then come back to college in 3-5 years. Wonder where that puts Oregon, though. Without his offense I'm not sure they'll be any good.
Dave Doeren is the coach of Northern Illinois. Hudspeth is at Louisiana Lafayette. Both have done a good job turning around programs. LL came close to beating Florida this year.
The rest of the staff at Oregon will likely stay as they were there before Kelly and are the architects of the schemes Kelly runs. The thing Kelly brings is great game management, recruiting, and he has increased the speed of which they do things incredibly.
So the offense will still be there without Kelly? I admittedly don't know much about their system.
The OC has been there for 10 years I believe and it was ran much the same before Kelly was there, but Kelly brought in far superior athletes and greatly increased the tempo.
Dave Doernen took a MAC runner-up and won a title with virtually the same team. NIU defensively regressed last year, and has done well this year because they blew out much of their opponents. He has the personality of Belilima so take it as you will. All in all I don't think he's really that good of a coach, Take it from an NIU grad who has seen his games and talked to him.
Dam if im Gene Chizik I just kick back and enjoy life maybe go work on tv. No more Stress from crazy SEC fans.
So when will Michigan fire Hoke? I mean just ask any Ohio fan they seem to think Hoke is the worse coach to ever coach football I mean to them Urbs is god and Hoke is only going to win 5 maybe 6 games a year and most of this is coming from Ohio fans that are serious. Talk about a fan base that is delusional. I wish Hokes comes back next year with a huge year and kicks the living crap out of that phony punk.
I could see that happen Kelly would like to coach Vick and it would be fun to watch. As for the Ducks wouldn't be shocked if Urbs leaves Ohio to jump at the chance to coach for mr Knight.
I don’t think Chip leaves till Oregon win’s a NC. Unless the NCAA hit’s them with sanction’s.
I think if he takes an NFL gig, he’s going to want complete control like Pete Carroll does in Seattle. I doubt an NFL franchise is going to give him that (especially Philly with what has happened with Andy), without at least proving that his system can at least work at the college level.
Dabo is going to be gone after Morris leaves. He better hope he can find another Gus Malzahn disciple.
I think Morris will take the NC State job, and Pep Hamilton will take the Cal job. Roman is probably going to get a NFL HC job so BC has no chance at him. I think they will end hiring Diaco from ND.
It’s going to be interesting who UTk and Arkansas get. Rumor is that Arkansas already has their guy.
I think Auburn goes with Gus.
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Vick will not be there. Would rather see Eagles go after David Shaw.
I've consistently heard that Philly is Gruden's dream job. Will be interested to see where Kelly does end up.
Gruden's gotta either start coaching again or flat out say that he doesn't want to. He gets brought up in literally every single coaching search and it's annoying.
Great post. The SEC calls themselves academic institutions. I bet that is the highest percentage of job firings in any given field for the entire conference.
Give Narduzzi a shot. IMO he won't have the talent at BC to run the undisciplined style of football that has plagued MSU lately.
IMO I think Philly goes in another direction. I can’t see the owner (forgot his name) giving Gruden the same power he gave Andy. Maybe Cowher but not Gruden.
IMO Gruden ends up in SD. NYJ could be a possibility as well.
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