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You do know the Dykes was beat by Utah State and San Jose St this year.
It won't make me the slightest bit upset if this is true. Mac Attack!!!
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The question I answered was "name somebody that I would not be happy with". I wouldn't be happy with any of those three.
You don't happen to favor Petrino, do you?
My bad hop.
I think he is the type of innovative recruiter we need. He can build a program and maximize talent what he has done at sjsu is noting short of miraculous. If we werent getting a huge name this is the guy i wanted.
You want to look at Jerry Claiborne's record at Va.Tech and Maryland? You want to think about about how the Bill Curry hire was national news or John Ray was the architect of Aria Parsigian's great Notre Dame Defenses?
Please explain to me what set's Petrino apart from anyone other than his character.
I actually favor Butch Jones...I think he's a guy that has the personality & creativeness to succeed at UK. I like his coaching style, his system & think his staff has connections in areas that UK needs to expand recruiting to, to make the next leap. I'd be all for him as UK's next coaching hire!
However, If BP has interest in the UK job..I think UK would be stupid not to make a serious effort to sign him... (discounted 6yr, clause ridden contract w/ little/no severance for "w/ cause" firing & big buy-out on his part, to keep him from looking to green pastures.)....As flawed as he is, He's a guy that will put butts in seats... & is the kind of demanding prick that is needed to get the most out of the talent Joker has left. (and he did leave talent!)...If he flopped, no one could blame the UK Admin for taking a chance. no one would blame Mitch for trying.
If bp did something stupid like he has done at every head coaching job he's had insure as hell would blame Mitch.
NC State is rumored to be throwing everything they have at him. He is already making $3 Million plus so they better be ready and Vandy can match anything.
Sure, We can discuss ancient history if you like..But it's 2012...And UK just finished a 2-10 (0-8 in the SEC) football season.
UK is now in a 14team SEC w/ a Coaches, Facilities & Recruiting arms-race occurring. EVERY OTHER SEC PROGRAM is invested in FB success...Even VANDY. So, UK can either step-up & play big boy FB...Jump full bore into doing what's needed to succeed...or they can continue to be the btm dwellers of the conference... As they have been for the better part of 60yrs.
What sets Petrino apart from the above list of former UK coaches??? He's won games in the SEC in this decade...And has taken 2 of his teams to BCS bowls.
(Curry had a losing record at GTech & UK..So what if he could win at ALA w/ ALA talent/recruitng (but couldn't beat AUB & had his teams play very inconsistent FB)...You or I could probably win 8games a yr coaching at ALA!
You really need to work on reading comprehension and logic.
This post was edited by MoC 17 months ago
IF IF IF...If my aunt had nuts, she'd be my uncle!
Every coaching hire has risk attached. Petrino's no different. That's what a clause ridden contract is for. That's why lawyers write contracts that mitigate exposure to potential litigation...You take non-FB staff related hiring out of his realm/pwr structure. You limit his influence in the ATH DEPT. You cover the universities assets...And you lock him into an iron-clad contract, much like ARK did!
I think UK is stupid to not take the chance, when he's right here in LOU and wants the job...Sure, He's a tainted product...& it's 100% due to his own ambitions, his ego & the mid-life crisis event that went public. Everyone knows it...it's been out there forever... Frankly, that's one of the only reasons UK even has a shot at getting a coach of his pedigree..
Furthermore, He's likely to only get 1 more chance at a BCS job... & if he screws it up, he'll end-up in DII / DIII / NAIA or out of ball all together...He knows that!!! So, I'd expect you'd see a humbled man. Same demanding prick on the field but humbled off it... One only asking for a chance to prove himself a changed, better man. One that would be on much better behavior, w/ Momma Petrino / kids / family friends being w/ him. And more thankful than ever for his opportunity to coach SEC FB.
He'd either succeed (and maybe leave) or get canned (for failing)...Pretty much no different than any other potential coaching candidate!
I'm firmly convinced you're Russ Campbell at this point or Bobby Petrino's father.
Or his latest motorcycle lover.
I'm wondering if Hoptownukfan is Mitch Barnhart. I'm joking but, seriously is he?
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