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I had mentioned Kyle Flood the other day but some people thought he didn't have enough experience.
I'm not impressed with strong. Will this be his 3rd straight loss?
Anyone see Flood just get in that guys face? Something I never saw Dooley do in 3 years.. Something I think a HC should do every game
Flood maybe inexperienced but Rutgers has them a good one.
Only true if we are judging their worth by one game....
"Count it down with me. Five, four, three, two, one.
The national champion is clad in Big Orange!"
Really? Youre a contrarian
This just gets complicateder and complicateder.
Did you just trademark that word tnbear? I'm gonna use it at work tomorrow and see what reaction I get.
I was looking at the entire season.
They'll think you've gone full blown grit if you do. However, you have my permission so I can imagine the look on their faces.
Not sure what your problem is with Strong, but the guy has coached two national championship defenses and was the d coordinator under Holtz when South Carolina had two back to back top 25 finishes. He took over a horrible Louisville team and in three years is going to a BCS bowl with 5 Senior starters.
Well said. I think the views on strong are a perfect example of how people are viewing this coaching search. Strong is for all intents and purposes a qualified candidate, but he doesn't have that national spotlight (though, he may now that he's going to the BCS) so some would be furious with the hire. But it seems to me like people are going to be upset if we dont get an established HC from a major university even though an established HC at a major university probably isn't looking for a job like ours (see:bob stoops). I think unless you're a program in a situation like Ohio State last year (already a great program with a good team and pieces in place, top notch facilities and faculty support) you really have to look at people like Strong and Fedora.
People talk about needing a hire to unite the fan base, but it seems to me like the only person that would have done that is Gruden, because there are a lot of people who both like and don't like Strong, Fedora, Fisher, or Golden. If I had to guess, it will be one of these 4 guys who's our coach, and that's when we'll need people to get behind the program.
I don't have a problem with strong. I'm sure he's a great guy. He just hasn't impressed me enough as a HC for me to feel comfortable with him being named HC at UT. The BCS thing doesn't impress me. It's the Big East and he hasn't dominated the schedule like an SEC caliber coach in his 3rd year should IMO
I would take Strong as my number two after Gruden and be very happy. Flood took over a plug and play program at RU (9-4 recordnthe year before, good recruiting compared toothersin conference). If Louisville could pull off an Orange Bowl win, he would probably coat us more, but we would have recruits flocking to Knoxville.
If he wins the orange bowl I'll change my tune
+1 I was going to make this point, but I didn't want to make this a Flood against Strong thread. I think Flood may be a good coach, but let's wait til year three. I work with a guy that is an alum and huge Rutgers football fan, he was at the game lastnight. He didn't like Schiano's Xs and Os, but raved about the recruiting. I believe the current Rutgers team may have a few five stars, both from Jersey. Flood had been a position coach for his entire career before being promoted to head coach and none of the schools prior to Rutgers were FBS. Comparing Flood to Strong is unfair to Flood and Strong.
This post was edited by DCVolunteer 17 months ago
Good analysis. +1 I am at a point where I would take Strong or Fedora. I just can't get comfortable with Golden and can't really say why.
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