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A plus..Even ESPN had to say we are winners. Don't see anything other than he needs to hire some coaches from this area.
I'm disappointed we didn't follow the proven Petrino blueprint at Arkansas and go for the scoring route -- it worked here
The blance offense and good defense is a blueprint of lsu and bama
But can we get the athletes to make it work? Time will tell
I'm pleasantly surprised and very excited.
A, I wanted a tough minded coach who could bring back a tough defense. We need some O line help too. He fits the bill.
2010 ACTIVE NFL players by conference
SEC - 22.4 per member
B10 - 19.7 "
ACC - 19.1
P10 - 18.2
B12 - 15.3
BEC - 11.9
MWC - 7.9
WAC - 6.0
MAC - 4.4
SBC - 2.9
Could be any year, I would guess it comes out about the same. Not as big a difference as you might think.
1) BB's resume is as impressive as any.
2) Judging from his comments, he is willing to bring in some guys, that he knows he will need, to succeed. He said he took less money in order to save for hiring assistants. This sounds to me like he will be going after some top notch guys. Also he is only bringing down one coach with him, and that most likely is the guy he had as DL/co-DC at Wisky, so he will most like be our DC here. Also that guy was the ace recruiter. Anyways, that probably means that he will fill up his staff with well connected coaches.
3) He seems like he will really work well with Jeff Long. He doesn't seem to be as controlling as Petrino was, but he definitely seems like the kind of guy that wants to be in charge and Long will give him that.
4) BB seems to realize what he is stepping in to. He knows that he hasn't recruited down here before. He knows that this is the toughest conference in college football. He knows that we are serious about being good and winning a NC. He sees what we are doing with facilities and he must know how high expectations are. Plain and simple I think he left his very good situation at UW to come here, because he wants to win a NC.
I would give it an A+, but the only way we could of got that in my mind would of been with Saban, Gruden, Sean Peyton, Vince Lombardi, or Bear Bryant. I wasn't going to happen. An A would of been Gundy, or Petersen. Patterson would of been an A-, maybe an A.
“If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
The only person you of given an A is Patterson. That is probably higher than what you would of gave Gundy though. What he had been, a D?
BTW, I liked Patterson, but you had a weird man-crush. Just sayin'. Made me uncomfortable.
How much money did you guys give him?
Not certain yet, but I believe it will be $3.2 million.
Also thought this study was kind of cool and relevent to BB's task (at least initially):
Interesting way to look at the data.....and you've got to love data to read this! I always find data on development of linemen interesting and think he has captured some of the difficulty folks have in projecting line talent. He states at the bottom that it is not possible to discern from the data superior coaching from superior scouting. It is pretty much results-oriented, no matter how the player advanced. I guess they are both great skills and lead to the same thing - more wins.
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