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Nebraska Coach Bowl.

Sonny

Antediluvian Abrasiveness
20 Year Member
If ISU wins this Saturday, Matt Campbell will have beaten a 2-2 team. In other words, basically meaningless. But if Baylor wins, Dave Aranda should be our next head coach.
 

Mr.Bennett

Recruit
2 Year Member
No matter who NU hires it is a gamble and 50% or more of the fan base will not like it.
One thing about this go around is I don't see it being derisive . It's not like the 2017 search where Frost was the slam dunk, but it's not 2003 where we have no idea what's going on and questions things from day 1 either. I think alot of people will says "huh, not my first choice" but if unless we do something crazy like bring Lovie Smith back to the B1G I think the fans will get behind and support the new staff.
 

solesrfr

Pura Vida!
5 Year Member
One thing about this go around is I don't see it being derisive . It's not like the 2017 search where Frost was the slam dunk, but it's not 2003 where we have no idea what's going on and questions things from day 1 either. I think alot of people will says "huh, not my first choice" but if unless we do something crazy like bring Lovie Smith back to the B1G I think the fans will get behind and support the new staff.

I hope so but I am already seeing people draw lines in the sand for different potential coaches. Hope they are the minority but NU fan history tells me something different.


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Mr.Bennett

Recruit
2 Year Member
I hope so but I am already seeing people draw lines in the sand for different potential coaches. Hope they are the minority but NU fan history tells me something different.


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I think that's pretty common with the minority of fans, and theirs nothing you can really do about it. Certain people always have a "my way or the highway" mindset and anyone that doesn't agree with them is an idiot. I actually think fans here have a pretty good history of supporting coaches - heck, for the most part we even supported Riley, even though he was a controversial hire preceded by a controversial firing. Yes, we fired him after 3 games, but I actually look at our treatment of Frost as being a sign of how patient (apathetic?) we've become. There were people calling for his head, but from here on the board I feel that most were either for retaining or in the "fine either way" camp. How many other blue blood programs would bring back a guy for year five with that record and trending data? Yes, Frost was a native son etc. etc. etc., but, we were still supporting a coach that gave us a lot of reasons not to.
 
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Yep

Recruit
2 Year Member
The boosters have to be involved so they know who they are buying out in a few years. :) :) :). That’s a joke by the way in case anyone missed it.
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HuskerWeatherman

Feral Cat
20 Year Member
Yup. He did pretty well with the players he inherited from Dennis Erickson, and did fairly well with the players he inherited from Bo Pelini.

Bo did well with Callahan players. 2009-10 were Bo's best seasons, imo. Solich did well with Osborne players. 1999 team was Frank's best. Frost's best team was his first, with Riley players.

I think what we've learned is that we need to hire a coach for no more than a 3-year contract then dump them so the next coach can succeed with the prior coach's players.

Also, Riley's greatest stretch of winning was 4-6 years after Erickson had departed. 28-12 in that span.
 
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Hville

Varsity
5 Year Member
Bo did well with Callahan players. 2009-10 were Bo's best seasons, imo. Solich did well with Osborne players. 1999 team was Frank's best. Frost's best team was his first, with Riley players.

I think what we've learned is that we need to hire a coach for no more than a 3-year contract then dump them so the next coach can succeed with the prior coach's players.

Also, Riley's greatest stretch of winning was 4-6 years after Erickson had departed. 28-12 in that span.
Actually Bo’s winning percentage was higher his last 3 years than it was his 3 first years. And that included transitioning into a new conference.
 
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