Tuesday, October 30, 2007

SU HC Bracket

Who will be the coach for SU in 2008. Voting will be done one round per week. I seeded candidates based on the likelyhood TGD would hire them. Here are the candidates:

SU Connection Bracket

1. GRob
Current Position: SU HC.
Why him: he is the incumbent and it is his job to lose.
Why not: he has done a poor job coaching the team.

8. George DeLeone
Current Position: OC at Temple.
Why him: former SU OC and knows what the job entails.
Why not: would be going back to old ways.


Current Position: UConn HC
Why him: he is SU alum and former assistant. He has shown to be a good HC.
Why not: he hasnt shown the ability to recruit. Would be stealing HC from conf rival.

7. Steve Russ
Current Position: SU DC
Why him: he can recruit
Why not: he hasnt proven he can coach. No indication would be upgrade.


3. Dan Mullen
Current Position: OC Florida
Why him: would bring Meyers O and former SU assistant. Sexy pick.
Why not: no HC experience

6. Brian White
Current Position: SU OC
Why him: he has worked under some good HCs.
Why not: no indication would be upgrade.


4. George O'Leary
Current Position: HC UCF
Why him: former SU assistant would know what takes to W here
Why not: has done so so job at UCF. Resume issue.

5. Coach Mac
Current Position: SU radio guy
Why him: former SU HC turned program around
Why not: old and senile

NFL Bracket

1. Kevin Rogers
Current Position: QB coach Vikings
Why him: former SU OC would know what takes to do job. McNabb guy.
Why not: can he handle the HC position? Will be going back to old ways.

8. Coach P
Current Position: LB coach Cowboys
Why him: former SU HC knows how to be successful
Why not: he failed at the end. Would be admitting mistake to fire him.


2. Mark Whipple
Current Position: unemployed
Why him: successful HC at UMass and QB coach for Steelers
Why not: hasnt done it at BCS level

7. Norm Chow
Current Position: OC for Titans. Ties to TGD
Why him: O master mind
Why not: hasnt been a HC


3. Dennis Green
Current Position: unemployed
Why him: big name and former HC at NFL and college level. From PA
Why not: has been out of college game for awhile

6. Doug Marrone
Current Position: OC Saints
Why him: has been coach at college and now NFL. SU Alum.
Why not: hasnt been HC


4. Jim Fassel
Current Position: unemployed
Why him: big name and could fix O
Why not: hasnt been in college game

5. Tom Coughlin
Current Position
Why him: big name and SU alum
Why not: would need to be let go from GMen. Also hasnt been in college in awhile

BCS Bracket

1. Mike Locksley
Current Position: OC Illinois
Why him: great recruiter
Why not: can he coach

8. Bob Davie
Current Position: ESPN announcer
Why him: was coach at ND
Why not: wasnt successful and has been out of game for awhile


2. Gary Crowton
Current Position: OC LSU
Why him: great O mind
Why not: BYU mess both on and off field

7. Bud Foster
Current Position: DC VT
Why him: great D mind
Why not: can he HC


3. Jimbo Fisher
Current Position: OC FSU
Why him: good OC
Why not: can he HC. Hasnt improved FSU O.

6. Glen Mason
Current Position: B11 TV guy
Why him: successfully built Kansas and Minnesota
Why not: age. Not Sexy pick.


4. Bo Pelini
Current Position: DC LSU
Why him: successful several BCS stops
Why not: can he be head guy. Why hasnt he gotten HC job yet.

5. Larry Coker
Current Position: unemployed
Why him: national champ HC. Big name.
Why not: lost Miami program.

Small School Bracket

1. Paul Johnson
Current Position: HC Navy
Why him: has been successful several places
Why not: can he recruit at BCS level

8. Sean McDonnell
Current Position: HC NH
Why him: good O
Why not: transition to 1A


2. Brian Kelly
Current Position: HC Cincy
Why him: has been successful several places
Why not: stealing conf mates HC

7. Don Brown
Current Position: HC UMass
Why him: been successful and NE ties
Why not: jump to 1A


3. Jon Heacock
Current Position: HC Youngstown State
Why him: Tressel guy and brother DC at OSU
Why not: can he do it on his own

6. Jerry Kill
Current Position: HC S Illinois
Why him: has nice O
Why not: coaches 1AA


4. Al Golden
Current Position: HC Temple
Why him: can recruit and has made Temple decent
Why not: would likely bring DeLeone

5. Frank Solich
Current Position: HC Ohio
Why him: big name and recruit Ohio
Why not: can he get it done without Nebraska talent

I left Turner Gill off of this list because he is going to Nebraska and SU has not shot at him.

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