I know these are M.A.S.H. references but every time I hear Tuttle I think of Harry Tuttle. Do you have your 27B/6 signed? https://www.suberic.net/~dmm/27B-6.pdfThat's Captain Tuttle to you. Unless he got a field promotion upon his tragic death. He is still missed. I still remember shooting hoops with him during down times.
How would one know unless given an opportunity? Conversely, one individual named Tom Osborne was a successful coach and former player. There are many former players who were great coaches.Exhibit 1,563 proving that playing and coaching talent are not that well connected, see a certain QB named Bart Starr:
While Starr was a player, the Packers won five NFL championships and the first two Super Bowls. As coach, Starr's Packers had an overall regular-season record of 52 wins, 76 losses and three ties from 1975 through 1983. The team reached the playoffs only once — in the strike-shortened 1982 season.
Or our own Tommie Frazier: https://journalstar.com/sports/frazier-resigns-as-doane-s-coach/article_27df5b19-fd67-5779-8abb-8f471f0bb278.html
Less than 20 months since Tommie Frazier was praised for his potential at Doane College, the school announced Tuesday he was leaving as head football coach.
Frazier, voted one of the top two Nebraska football players ever and the quarterback for two Husker national championships, ended his tenure with Doane by “mutual agreement,” both Frazier and Doane athletic director Greg Heier said.
Frazier, whose teams were 2-8 in 2005 and 1-9 this year, had whittled his squad to fewer than 40 players who were dressed for the final game of the season.
Conversely, Mike Leach never played football at any level and is 133–83 lifetime as a college coach.
Here's a whole article on the subject:
This Is The Real Reason The Best Athletes Usually Make The Worst Coaches
BY DAN SCOTTI
That's probably why he's had so many opportunities to coach in college or in the NFL. Personally, I think we deserve someone with at least a little coaching experience (that doesn't include a high school).You were the one making the ridiculous statement. There was no justification to your comment other than to incite an argument, and you knew it.
Absolutely, playing time is relevant to coaching experience. JP knows the ropes and what it takes to win. He was an outstanding player and would be an outstanding motivator as a position coach. End of conversation.
You don't give a guy his first shot at a program like the Huskers. JP is a not only aHow would one know unless given an opportunity? Conversely, one individual named Tom Osborne was a successful coach and former player. There are many former players who were great coaches.
Candidates? He named two and they were both mentioned on the board before the article was written. Wish he had decided to go a little more in depth with his research.
I would put Osborne and Frost in a similar category. Good football players, Frost had more success, both 'sort of' made it to the next level. MOST good coaches were good but not great players. Again, the desire to push oneself and maximize your own talent is one motivational pattern. The drive to coach, develop and maximize the potential of another person or team is a different motivational pattern. Sometimes those two overlap. Beyond the desire, there's the ability. The ability to do something and teach someone else to do something at a high level are not the same.How would one know unless given an opportunity? Conversely, one individual named Tom Osborne was a successful coach and former player. There are many former players who were great coaches.
TO joined the staff as an unpaid assistant. Huge difference than naming JP the DL coach with a huge gap between his last coaching job and now. There are many more DL coaches out there that have the college experience required for the job.How would one know unless given an opportunity? Conversely, one individual named Tom Osborne was a successful coach and former player. There are many former players who were great coaches.
I agree but I would like your opinion on an article in the World Herald today about coaching 'turnover'.Why do most Husker fans immediately start angling for a coach who is a former player? Severely limiting your options doing that. LOTS of viable candidates who aren't former Huskers.