Was not aware of that Mr. Spaghetti.....
Was not aware of that Mr. Spaghetti.....
On the other hand, a coordinator can't say he's managed the entire team, only 1/3 of the team, either Special teams, offense or defense, so, if you're the owner of an NFL team, who do you hire? The guy with head coaching experience or the guy with NFL experience. I don't know, but I don't think its a detriment to leave the NFL to be a college head coach if you aspire to coach in the NFL at the head coaching position.
1.22) Alvin "Bud" Dupree, OLB/DE, Kentucky
2.56) Senquez Golson, CB/S, Ole Miss
3.87) Sammie Coates, WR, Auburn
4.121) Doran Grant, CB, OSU
5.160) Jesse James, TE, PSU
6.199) Letterius Walton, DT, Central Michigan
6.212) Anthony Chickillo, DE, Miami
7.239) Gerod Holliman, FS, Louisville
"Before you can win a game, you have to not lose it." -- Chuck Noll
NFL coaching jobs are strictly business. Assistants tend to coach at one place for a couple of years, then move on to a new place for a couple of years, and so on. Rarely does a coach develop a "love" for a particular NFL team or NFL city, since those jobs tend to be so temporary...you are merely a hired gun.
However, a guy's alma mater will always be his alma mater. There will always be a meaningful relationship with one's alma mater no matter what. Even if it's not the pinnacle of the profession, you can make a comfortable salary while "going home" and being happy. It's hard to put a dollar value on something like that.
Final Ruthless Mock:
1.22 CB Marcus Peters, 6'0" 197 lbs., Washington
2.56 FS Damarious Randall, 5'11" 196 lbs., Arizona State
3.87 TE Clive Walford, 6'4" 251 lbs., Miami
4.121 DE Henry Anderson, 6'6" 294 lbs., Stanford
5.160 WR Titus Davis, 6'1" 196 lbs., Central Michigan
6.199 OLB Kyle Emanuel, 6'3" 255 lbs., North Dakota State
6.212c OLB Max Valles, 6'5" 251 lbs., Virginia
7.239 RB John Crockett, 6'0" 217 lbs., North Dakota State
Could be Haley getting the coaches he wants versus what he inherited. It is not uncommon for a coach to get other coaches or share his philosophy. Not sure why so many here feel fresh blood and new perspectives are a bad thing.
Playing Fantasy Football does not qualify you to be the in the front office or on the coaching staff of the Pittsburgh Steelers. They are professionals and you are not!
It isn't like Montgomery left for a high school job or something...he is going to work at his alma mater, which happens to be in a BCS conference, and assuming duties with a greater level of responsibility...
Wexell is speculating (pure speculation) that Montgomery was told he should take the job because he wasn't going to be retained.
Here comes the BOOM!
This is great news to me!! I thought the WRs underperformed this year (as most of us did) and with that talent that is unacceptable. Ward is gone and the WR corp goes in the downslide...correlation or reaction?? I don't know, I love the shake-up. Doesn't seem like the coaches presence was there. Something needs to light a fire under those guys. I am genuinely ecstatic right now, I am looking forward to someone who can develope the WRs better. A great FO move that never was imo.
1. C.J. Mosley LB Alabama
2. Jordan Matthews WR Vanderbilt
3. (comp) Philip Gaines CB Rice
4. Arthur Lynch TE Georgia
5. Ross Cockrell CB Duke
5. (comp) Derrick Hopkins DT Virginia Tech
6. Josh Mauro DE Stanford
6. (comp) Shaquil Barrett OLB Colorado State
7. Quincy Enunwa WR Nebraska
The coaching tree plays a big part in who stays and who goes... if this coach was mentored by BA he probably knew his days were numbered. I have a friend who has a brother who is a coach. He bounced around from Youngstown St. to Stanford, Maryland and ended up on the Ravens. When Harbaugh was hired he was also let go when the OC or DC was fired. He was really close to getting a promotion before the caoching chqnge.
He's a HS head coach now and he loves it. Most of these coaches have a desire to lead or be in the drivers seat. Its also grindijg oj the family and my friend told me his wife is much happier now that they have some stability and the kids arent starting over every 3 years at a new school.