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Posted: 4/7/2017 8:26:19 AM
This thread will deal with college football coaches.  Any information you can share will be appreciated.


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Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente has received a two-year contract extension through 2023.  Fuente made $3.2 million in 2016 and posted a 10-4 record in his first year with the Hokies.  His salary will be $3.25 next year, with annual raises up to $4.0 million in 2023.  There is also a $200,000 retention bonus on April 1, 2018 and a $250,000 retention bonus on April 1, 2020.  Fuente is one heck of a coach and Virginia Tech is showing they want to keep him.  I guarantee his name will come up with the next opening in the Southeastern Conference.
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Posted: 4/7/2017 6:17:20 PM
In his first spring at Cal, head coach JUSTIN WILCOX has every player on the team work on tackling at the beginning of practice.  Even the offensive guys are doing tackling drills.  Unusual yes, but the Golden Bears allowed a staggering 42.6 points per game last year which was second most in the country.  In other words, their tackling defense stunk.  Wilcox spent the 2016 season at Wisconsin coordinating one of the top defenses in the country. 

Way to go coach! 
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Posted: 4/7/2017 7:41:22 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by WalterTibbs:

In his first spring at Cal, head coach JUSTIN WILCOX has every player on the team work on tackling at the beginning of practice.  Even the offensive guys are doing tackling drills.  Unusual yes, but the Golden Bears allowed a staggering 42.6 points per game last year which was second most in the country.  In other words, their tackling defense stunk.  Wilcox spent the 2016 season at Wisconsin coordinating one of the top defenses in the country. 

Way to go coach! 

I like that Beau Baldwin OC hire.... learned everything he knows from a good offensive mind.  
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Posted: 4/7/2017 8:09:34 PM
Minnesota - wins 9 games for the 2nd time since 1905 and then fires their HC after the fallout of the sexual assault case.

P.J. Fleck would have you all believe he's taking over a really bad football team.  After all, he said immediately that his new team needs a culture change.  Off the field yes, but P.J.  Don't sell us that same 2013 story for the on the field situation.  I think he's setting himself up for the 'I had to tear it down in order to built it back up' storyline.  The offense will be down with the loss of QB Leidner and top WR Wolitarsky.  I believe I saw a couple O-linemen were leaving the program this offseason as well.  I think with their late season Big Ten schedule that Minnesota goes 1-4 (or worse) down the stretch.  Team RSW total Under may be a play I look for.  Also, like Oregon State plus points and ML early in the year.
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Posted: 4/7/2017 10:32:06 PM
TD, first, I appreciate your interest and post. Second, you probably know more about Minnesota football than I do sense my knowledge leans more toward southern football.  That said, I don't blame Fleck for his comments.  The guy is a great recruiter and just may be sending a message to his current players that a NEW sheriff is in town.  Obviously, Minnesota football had some issues or the coach wouldn't have been fired.  Personally, I believe the Gophers made the right move.  Just my take and respect yours.
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Posted: 4/7/2017 11:06:49 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by WalterTibbs:

TD, first, I appreciate your interest and post. Second, you probably know more about Minnesota football than I do sense my knowledge leans more toward southern football.  That said, I don't blame Fleck for his comments.  The guy is a great recruiter and just may be sending a message to his current players that a NEW sheriff is in town.  Obviously, Minnesota football had some issues or the coach wouldn't have been fired.  Personally, I believe the Gophers made the right move.  Just my take and respect yours.

Walter, I don't really have any opinion on whether or not they should have let Claeys go, just trying to evaluate this team for 2017 and beyond.  Fleck may or may not get it done in the long run.  He's at least in the correct division to have a chance to win.  For year 1, I don't expect much is my main point.  Coming off a 9-4 season with a pretty good regular season draw from the Big Ten East, I think they'll be overvalued from a PR# standpoint going into this year and probably stay slightly overvalued through about 10/21.
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Posted: 4/7/2017 11:17:42 PM
Hey TD, my gang are beginning to pay more attention to your posts.  We like all post here in the CFB forum but some seem a little more concrete than others.

In other words, we pay more attention to some than others.

Appreciate your input here at the BEST CFB Network Forum on the Net.

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Posted: 4/8/2017 1:46:08 PM
JIMBO FISHER (FSU) has a different philosophy than most coaches when it comes to protecting his quarterbacks during spring scrimmages.  His signal callers are free to hit just like all the other players.  I would bet 90 percent of coaches today won't allow physical contact with their quarterbacks because of fear of injury.

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Posted: 4/8/2017 9:35:56 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by WalterTibbs:

JIMBO FISHER (FSU) has a different philosophy than most coaches when it comes to protecting his quarterbacks during spring scrimmages.  His signal callers are free to hit just like all the other players.  I would bet 90 percent of coaches today won't allow physical contact with their quarterbacks because of fear of injury.


Didn't work out so well for Miami. QB Allison dislocates shoulder after being sacked.
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Posted: 4/8/2017 9:38:58 PM
Correction; separated shoulder, not dislocated.
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Posted: 4/9/2017 7:22:52 AM
Agree Uniman, letting your QB get hit is a risk, the reason most coaches won't allow contact.  The good part is he will have several months to heal.

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MARK RICHT tweeted Friday that Miami will break ground on its new indoor facility on May 4th.  There's still $2.5 million needed to complete the $34 million total goal.  Richt and his wife donated $1 million of their own money to the project.  Since being let go by Georgia, Richt has been on a mission down there in south Florida!
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Posted: 4/10/2017 12:47:36 PM
SEC Coaches Against the Spread record at respective schools.

SEC West

Nick Saban, Alabama, 10 years, 73-55-1 ATS
Bret Bielema, Arkansas, 4 years,  26-22
Gus Malzahn, Auburn, 4 years, 27-22-1
Ed Orgeron, LSU, 1st year, 5-2 as Interim coach last year.
Dan Mullen, Mississippi St., 8 years, 49-47
Hugh Freeze, Ole Miss, 5 years, 35-24-1
Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M, 5 years, 24-36

SEC East

Jim McElwain, Florida, 2 years, 16-11 ATS
Kirby Smart, Georgia, 1 year, 6-7
Mark Stoops, Kentucky, 4 years, 19-27
Barry Odom, Missouri, 1 year, 5-7
Will Muschamp, South Carolina, 1 year, 6-7
Butch Jones, Tennessee, 4 years, 24-23-1
Derek Mason, Vanderbilt, 3 years, 19-15-1

Betting SEC conference games can be a challenge!
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Posted: 4/11/2017 6:46:05 AM
Arkansas' new defensive coordinator Paul Rhodes will have a $700,000 salary from the Razorbacks.  He will also be paid $750,000 annually through 2021 as part of his Iowa State buyout.

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Posted: 4/11/2017 11:14:55 PM
Les Miles, the former LSU coach, even with two SEC Championships and a National Title finds himself outside the coaching world.  Miles has made it clear to all:  he wants back in as soon as possible after an unsuccessful round of job hunting that followed his firing at LSU four games into last season.  Miles is in his 60's and not many big time schools came calling.  If Les wants to get back into the CFB world...he may need to lower his future goals.

I remember a very successful coach at Tennessee who wanted to get back in coaching but had his sights too high.  (Phil Fulmer)

Personally, I like the guy and hope he lands another coaching job.

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Posted: 4/12/2017 11:33:45 AM
Washington has given coach Chris Peterson a contract extension through the 2023 season.  The extension would add three years to Peterson's existing contract which began in 2014.  Peterson will also get a raise in annual salary from $4.0 million to $4.875 million that will likely make him the highest paid coach in the Pac 12.  During his three seasons in Seattle, Peterson has compiled a 27-14 record, including the CFB Playoffs last year.  Good move by Washington!
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Posted: 4/13/2017 7:02:23 AM
Oklahoma State's new offensive line coach Josh Henson will earn $400,000 this season and running back coach John Wozkiak will earn $250,000.  Former (fired) Notre Dame defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder will earn $50,000 as a football analyst.
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Posted: 4/13/2017 7:47:32 AM
Claeys of Minnesota was a defensive genius,....he can coach defense anywhere,.....especially his teams were great against the pass, and it didn't matter what experience they had,...they held TCU's offense under 24 last year and Washington State's this year in their bowl game with a bunch of guys out with suspension.  

Minnesota won't be able to replace him on the defensive side of the ball.

Their offense was an extension of Jerry Kill's offense of playing a fullback at quarterback, who might throw an 10 pass once in awhile,...usually badly.  They were very good at smash mouth and their running game shortened the clock, so they were great as underdogs.

PJ Fleck probably could sell ice to the Eskimos and one of the public reasons Claeys got fired was that he wasn't recruiting very well.  The new coaches should have the Gophers playing better offense by their second year,....which is not saying a lot.

My opinion?  I think firing Claeys was a mistake, they lost numerous games by a touchdown or less to better teams without a passing game...Minnesota is not exactly a football hotbed and had they held onto their offensive coordinator past his first year with the elimination of Mitch Leidner and gotten some quarterback play, they had a chance to contend every year.  Now, the future is unknown.  They are trying to hit a home run with Fleck, we'll see if he strikes out, or not.  
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Posted: 4/14/2017 8:43:22 AM
David Reaves, a former coach at Oregon pleaded no contest to a charge of driving while intoxicated.  Reaves was fired by the University where he came to the school to serve as co-offensive coordinator and tight ends coach.  He was arrested January 22, just 5 days after his hiring was announced.  Reaves had a two year contract that paid him $300,000 per season.  Upon his firing, he was paid $3,750 for 26 hours of work.
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Posted: 4/15/2017 10:45:55 AM
After leaving Alabama to become Florida Atlantic's head football coach, it's safe to say LANE KIFFIN isn't trying to keep a low profile.  He's already made some waves with the hiring of Kendal Briles as his offensive coordinator in the wake of the Baylor scandal.  He also signed former Florida State quarterback De'Andre Johnson, who was kicked off the FSU team for punching a women in the face.  Kiffin also hired his brother Chris away from Ole Miss (defensive coordinator) where his name has surfaced in the Ole Miss NCAA investigation.  Add that a former player is suing him for not giving him a coaching job at FAU and....well, you get the picture.  It's going to be a lot of fun down there in Boca Raton...stay tuned..................
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Posted: 4/16/2017 8:12:28 AM
"AT THIS POINT IN MY CAREER, I WANT TO COACH GUYS I LIKE.  I WANT TO COACH GUYS I WANT TO BE AROUND AND THAT'S IT.  I'M NOT GOING TO COACH ANYBODY ELSE!"

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Posted: 4/18/2017 7:28:14 AM
Auburn has hired former offensive coordinator Al Borges as an offensive analyst.  Since his time at Auburn (04-07), Borges has been offensive coordinator at San Diego State (09-10), Michigan (2011-13), and San Jose State (2015-16).  Analyst can't do any on field coaching and usually earn $30,000 to $50,000.  Last year, Alabama paid Steve Sarkisian $35,000 to serve as an offensive analyst.  He's now the new offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons.
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Posted: 4/19/2017 10:29:32 AM
Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey is still shaking his head because the Huskies have scheduled a game at Florida State.  Northern Illinois will get $1.6 million payment for a 2018 non-conference game in Tallahassee.  Financial issues were the key reason for scheduling the game. Nice payout for a school needing money.



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Posted: 4/20/2017 6:21:00 AM
"TWENTY-TWO OF OUR 24 SIGNEES WORKED OUT IN OUR CAMPS.  IF YOU DON'T WORK OUT IN OUR CAMP, I'M NOT GOING TO SIGN YOU." 

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Posted: 4/21/2017 11:28:09 AM
New Purdue coach Jeff Brohm (W.KY) on some players not buying into his program.  "Anybody that wants to come back after spring ball that wants to be a part of this team has to understand that if you're not willing to fight the fight, then feel free to move on and play somewhere else, if this isn't the place for you."  Sounds like Brohm is sending his players a message!

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Posted: 4/22/2017 8:33:51 AM
Many coaches across the country are not happy with the new NCAA rule that ban's two-a-day practices.  The new rule now allows for a 3-hour contact practice and a walk-through that can't include contact nor conditioning.  The rule came as a result of a recommendation by several medical science groups, who believe the most common period for injury is fall camp.

I'm probably older than most of you guys but I remember going through 3-a-day practices.  Two in pads - one in shorts and helmet. Betting some of you remember those days also.
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