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since msu doesnt own the talent bed in ohio, I see this going very very bad
Yeah, it just seems like Bollman is a safe hire when you've got talent to burn, but when you have to hustle constantly just to get a few 4-stars in the class, Bollman seems like he'll be a pretty big hindrance. Having an OC who doesn't really recruit isn't ideal at all.
Just reading a couple Sparties defend their new coach to the bitter end makes me laugh my butt off. They don't even know the guy, but as long as Saint Dantonio gave the hire his blessing, it's all good by Sparty.
I sense a return to good, ole Sparty
Will be interesting to see what happens.
One thing I want to point out, however, is that it is not official what position Bollman is being considered for. It's quite possible he could be the OL coach and co-OC, with the other co-OC taking the play-calling duties. Or perhaps Dantonio will begin to call plays. Or maybe he's being hired as the OL coach, after a promotion of Staten or Salem.
It's hard to say at this point.
I will admit that if Bollman is calling the plays I will have reservations.
Lol wut? Am I dreaming here?
That guy is turrrible.
Sparty gonna Spart.
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Don't care. Dantonio just hired a terrible coach for his staff and it's incredibly funny to watch guys like Cope and Steve try to defend it on tBB.
Funny how jealous Michigan fans are that we got Bollman.
Jealousy? Yeah, that's it. We're jealous...
Schneider is defending Bollman like it's his brother.
Steve is Bollman's brother?!
Drake Harris .... he gone.
That's an interesting point. The negative recruiting that he'll hear regarding Bollman will be substantial.
Speaking of Drake, I'm really wondering what new info we'll hear regarding him in the Victor's Vault. Better be something substantial or I'm going to
Honest question, does anyone have a decent list of OSU WR's who were successful in the NFL under Bollman?
Santonio Holmes was the only one that I'd really consider a success. After that, Anthony Gonzalez was good for a couple years, Ted Ginn hasn't lived up to expectations, and Dane Sanzenbacher, Brian Robiskie and Michael Jenkins have been mediocre at best. Brian Hartline was a flash in the pan this year, we'll see if he can build on it, and it's too early to tell with Devier Posey.
In an interview elsewhere he stated that the offensive coordinator that is brought in will be a big factor for MSU. Not good....
Pretty sure Purdue's new head coach, Hazell, was the WR coach for those guys, so their success/failure has more to do with him iyam. Could be wrong on time frame and who was the WR coach during all those years though.
Idk. Do you really think other coaching staffs will repeatedly bring up that OSU had the 115th ranked passing offense, completing less than 10 passes per game, the year Bollman was calling plays? That would be mean.
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"I haven't had an opportunity to coach a great WR since Santonio Holmes and Ted Ginn, and you make them look like CFL players."
Boom. Commitment cemented.
Oh, and Drew Carter flamed out of the league so fast that I forgot to add him. Not really much success there.
Yeah, I mean, Bollman was just the OL coach, so he had very little to do with the WRs I mentioned, and the only year he was an OC was pretty terrible, so he can't really point to any success with WRs. He coached TEs in the NFL, but he doesn't really have a track record of ever coaching WRs.
I wouldn't give Bollman any credit for the WRs, he was focused on the OL (despite being the defacto OC). Darrell Hazell deserves that credit, and he did a pretty good job imo -- which is why I thought he was a great hire for both Kent State and Purdue.
The Bollman hire is a good example of the B1G (outside of Michigan and OSU)'s commitment to mediocrity when it comes to hiring Assistant Coaches. We're seeing this over and over again unfortunately. As opposed to going out and bringing in a smart young mind who may or may not do great things, or even spending the money to get someone who's shown he can do it at the NFL (I don't count Bollman's two years as a TE's coach) or even SEC level -- and not just someone who rode Tressel's coattails for 10 years -- MSU decided to go with a coach they know will get them to an average record. They'd rather spend a little money to get an okay coach than invest a lot of money to take a chance on someone who can really give them a shot at doing something better than just treading water. Disappointing for MSU fans.
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Fair point. While I am not ripping Sparty here, this one would make me nervous.
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Track record is not there IMO.
Depends on how highly Harris views Ginn Jr. and Holmes, I guess.
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