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GatorsBullsFan
10-21-2011, 12:37 PM
There will be quit a bit of NFL jobs open this off season counting a few would probably be Jaguars, Dolphins, Bengals, Chargers, and any others people can think of. So who would be College Coaches that could be in line for these jobs and I'm just going to throw out 3 that I think could be possibilities and that would be.

Urban Meyer
Les Miles
Bob Stoops

I'm not exactly sure if these coaches would make it in the NFL just looking for some other peoples opinions.

jrdrylie
10-21-2011, 12:52 PM
Urban Meyer will never coach in the NFL. His system won't work there. Supposedly Les Miles is a guy who NFL people like. I don't know why. I think he is a mediocre coach who falls ass backwards into wins. I think if Bob Stoops wanted to go to the NFL he would have already gone.

Some guys you didn't list who might have a shot are Jimbo Fisher, Steve Sarkisian, and maybe Kirk Ferentz (not sure about him. He has been mentioned before but like Stoops, his time may have passed.

tjsunstein
10-21-2011, 12:56 PM
Does Urban Meyer count since he's not coaching right now? I think he's waiting for Kelly to get fired from Notre Dame to take that job.

Butch Davis, UNC
- Already had a run in the NFL, was the scapegoat for the problems at UNC and wouldn't be surprised if he were to get another shot.

Greg Schiano, Rutgers
- I don't know how realistic it is that NFL teams are going to call a guy who's never won the conference he's in but he's good enough to make the jump.

Kirk Ferentz, Iowa
- We've heard his name mentioned in the past for coaching vacancies.

Trying not to repeat any names already listed.

Edit: Really like the Steve Sarkisian mention.

Giantsfan1080
10-21-2011, 01:00 PM
Schiano would make a great NFL Defensive Coordinator but he would get butchered for his gameday coaching in the NFL. He's been really good this year but in the past he's made some real head scratching decisions.

BRAVEHEART
10-21-2011, 01:25 PM
Sark already turned the Raiders down before Kiffin got the job. I dunno if he wants to coach in the NFL.

DraftSavant
10-21-2011, 02:58 PM
Urban Meyer will never coach in the NFL. His system won't work there. Supposedly Les Miles is a guy who NFL people like. I don't know why. I think he is a mediocre coach who falls ass backwards into wins. I think if Bob Stoops wanted to go to the NFL he would have already gone.

Some guys you didn't list who might have a shot are Jimbo Fisher, Steve Sarkisian, and maybe Kirk Ferentz (not sure about him. He has been mentioned before but like Stoops, his time may have passed.

I don't think Meyer is dumb enough to try that offensive system in the NFL. Remember, too, of the noted spread offense "gurus," Meyer was one of the last converts. He didn't start learning and incorporating the spread option until he got hired by Bowling Greene.

If anything, I don't think Meyer would work in the NFL because he's such an authoritarian and controlling figure and has only ever worked with kids - never grown men making more money than him.

Brent
10-21-2011, 03:26 PM
Stoops has turned down the Cowboys offer for an interview several times. I think he enjoys destroying ****** college teams.

jrdrylie
10-21-2011, 03:49 PM
I don't think Meyer is dumb enough to try that offensive system in the NFL. Remember, too, of the noted spread offense "gurus," Meyer was one of the last converts. He didn't start learning and incorporating the spread option until he got hired by Bowling Greene.

If anything, I don't think Meyer would work in the NFL because he's such an authoritarian and controlling figure and has only ever worked with kids - never grown men making more money than him.

Meyer doesn't change his offense to fit his players. He had Chris Leak, a pure pocket passer, and ran the spread option. He had John Brantley, a pure pocket passer, and ran the spread option. I'm pretty sure if he went to the NFL, he would try to run the spread option.

keylime_5
10-21-2011, 03:55 PM
If Meyer went to the NFL he wouldn't run the same offense that he ran in college, it'd be just insane. It wouldn't take him long to figure out that the option doesn't work, though some of his philosophies are used in the NFL, specifically by the Patriots on some misdirection plays and screens, and the Panthers are using some plays that Cam Newton ran at Auburn in the spread option offense. Meyer's two best attributes as a college coach are his ability to refine that spread option and making it work really well and his ability to recruit - two things that aren't useful at all in the NFL. That said I think he could succeed and adapt to the NFL game, he's a smart guy. I don't think he goes to the NFL though.

Hollywood
10-23-2011, 12:58 PM
Urban Meyer will never coach in the NFL. His system won't work there. Supposedly Les Miles is a guy who NFL people like. I don't know why. I think he is a mediocre coach who falls ass backwards into wins. I think if Bob Stoops wanted to go to the NFL he would have already gone.

Some guys you didn't list who might have a shot are Jimbo Fisher, Steve Sarkisian, and maybe Kirk Ferentz (not sure about him. He has been mentioned before but like Stoops, his time may have passed.

Jimbo Fisher??? Jigga what?????? Sarkisian and Ferentz are decent choices though.

MaxV
10-23-2011, 01:17 PM
There are some rumors that Jim Caldwell might be on the hot seat as Colts' head coach and that they hired Jim Tressel as a consultant to transition him into the head coach of the team.

SickwithIt1010
10-23-2011, 03:33 PM
Ive always thought Ferentz would be a great NFL coach, always has great offensive lines, solid running games, and stingy defenses.

I dont think Meyer would make it in the NFL. His system would never fit, and like someone said...his personality wouldnt work with NFL players.

I think Sark is slowly starting to show he is one of the better coaches in college football. Not just a great offensive mind, but he has turned that program around at U dub.

SickwithIt1010
10-23-2011, 03:34 PM
There are some rumors that Jim Caldwell might be on the hot seat as Colts' head coach and that they hired Jim Tressel as a consultant to transition him into the head coach of the team.

I hope to god that isnt the Colts plan.

keylime_5
10-23-2011, 04:12 PM
That was bound to be a rumor since they hired a guy like JT to be a consultant. No way they hire Tressel, he has 0 NFL experience and is almost 60 years old.

SickwithIt1010
10-23-2011, 04:26 PM
That was bound to be a rumor since they hired a guy like JT to be a consultant. No way they hire Tressel, he has 0 NFL experience and is almost 60 years old.

And runs the most boring offense in football.

keylime_5
10-23-2011, 04:31 PM
there was like 2 years there where the opened up the playbook and ran a pretty exciting offense with Santonio Holmes, Ted Ginn Jr., Anthony Gonzalez, Troy Smith, Brian Robiskie, Brian Hartline, Tony Pittman, and Chris Wells....but other than that it was pretty much the most conservative boring offensive scheme of all time. Even with that team he was fairly conservative in running clock and not taking risks.

SickwithIt1010
10-23-2011, 05:27 PM
there was like 2 years there where the opened up the playbook and ran a pretty exciting offense with Santonio Holmes, Ted Ginn Jr., Anthony Gonzalez, Troy Smith, Brian Robiskie, Brian Hartline, Tony Pittman, and Chris Wells....but other than that it was pretty much the most conservative boring offensive scheme of all time. Even with that team he was fairly conservative in running clock and not taking risks.

Yeah, Troy was fun to watch in college. He was the best QB Tressell has had in a while though. Pryor would have been fun to watch if they had put him in a spread, read/option type offense. Instead Tressell put him in a boring pro style run game that made Pryor look absolutely hideous.

murdamal86
10-24-2011, 12:51 PM
I always felt the sweater vest was an NFL coach; just a gut feeling. There aren't too many coaches I can see being in the NFL that haven't been mentioned or contacted.

jrdrylie
10-24-2011, 01:17 PM
Jimbo Fisher??? Jigga what?????? Sarkisian and Ferentz are decent choices though.

Why not Jimbo Fisher? I'm not saying he should get a call today. But he is only 46. Let's say he spends six years at Florida State and he brings them back to national prominence. He'd be 50. It wouldn't surprise me to see him get the call.

mqtirishfan
10-28-2011, 12:30 PM
Meyer doesn't change his offense to fit his players. He had Chris Leak, a pure pocket passer, and ran the spread option. He had John Brantley, a pure pocket passer, and ran the spread option. I'm pretty sure if he went to the NFL, he would try to run the spread option.

Because Chris Leak running the spread at Florida went so very poorly for them, right?