Gophers looking for a big name as nex...

Gophers looking for a big name as next football coach

There are 117 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Oct 19, 2010, titled Gophers looking for a big name as next football coach. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Head coach Mike Leach of the Texas Tech Red Raiders talks with his defense while playing against the University of Houston at Robertson Stadium on September 26, 2009 in Houston, Texas.

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PMWinSTP

Minneapolis, MN

#103 Oct 19, 2010
Gardy wrote:
Paul Allen is stumping for Scott Linehan, and I'm sold. He's got extensive college experience to go with his NFL success AND wants to be in Minnesota. None of the other candidates can say that. College football is all about recruiting and player development; if you hire an NFL guy (Leslie Frazier) or a CFL guy (Marc Trestman) they won't have any experience in either area. We don't want the next Charlie Weiss.
You are kidding, right? He's the pro version of Brewster...utterly failed as head coach and a so-so OC. No thanks.
PMWinSTP

Minneapolis, MN

#104 Oct 19, 2010
Goldy1 wrote:
What a lot of people are missing here with Marc Trestman is the fact that the guy has an innate ability to develop great QBs, at both the collegiate and pro levels. Rich Gannon even personally attributes his 2002 NFL MVP award to Trestman's guidance and teaching. With Gray's talent and athleticism it would only be a short matter of time before this kid was a national headline maker, akin to Buckeye's QB Terrell Pryor, maybe better. Once you have that going for you, just think of how muh easier it becomes to recruit the WRs, TEs, and other supporting cast on offense. Then, you still have Alipate waiting in the wings. All he has to do is surround himself with solid coordinators and a good staff to teach and hone fundamentals while staying within his system. Dungy has personally endorsed him as well, and that speaks volumes considering **** Dungy is an what he accomplished as an athlete and coach.
Totally agree. Those who have not looked at Trestman closely don't understand his ability to coach, especially QBs.
PMWinSTP

Minneapolis, MN

#105 Oct 19, 2010
Diesel wrote:
One name that hasn't been thrown out there much is Al Golden. He has taken the Temple program from the worst FBS school in the country to a perennial bowl contender. If he can have success at Temple he could rebuild any program. I'd love to see the Gophers go after him. But since he is a Penn State guy, I think he's going to wait it out until Joe Paterno finally retires. Especially since he has already turned down UCLA, Cincinnati, and Tennessee. But you never know.
He's JoPa's replacement, he's going nowhere.
Steve

Atlanta, GA

#106 Oct 19, 2010
Look at Leach's defenses:
2009: 352ypg, 22.5ppg, 3.4ypc, 41sacks (9-4)
2008: 383ypg, 27.8ppg, 4.0ypc, 34sacks (11-2)
2007: 365ypg, 25.9ppg, 4.0ypc, 25sacks (9-4)
2006: 333ypg, 25.1ppg, 3.8ypc, 31sacks (8-5)
2005: 335ypg, 18.8ppg, 4.0ypc, 18sacks (9-3)
2004: 358ypg, 26.2ppg, 4.3ypc, 17sacks (8-4)
2003: 453ypg, 34.0ppg, 4.7ypc, 34sacks (8-5)

Gophers defenses:
2009: 369ypg, 23.8ppg, 3.8ypc, 22sacks (6-7)
2008: 384ypg, 24.8ppg, 4.1ypc, 34sacks (7-6)
2007: 519ypg, 36.7ppg, 5.7ypc, 11sacks (1-11)
2006: 426ypg, 26.0ppg, 4.2ypc, 25sacks (6-7)
2005: 413ypg, 29.0ppg, 4.4ypc, 15sacks (7-5)
2004: 397ypg, 22.8ppg, 3.7ypc, 24sacks (7-5)
2003: 340ypg, 21.9ppg, 3.5ypc, 26sacks (10-3)

Since: Sep 08

Farmington, MN

#108 Oct 19, 2010
so many experts, so few forums
The Loon

Lindstrom, MN

#109 Oct 19, 2010
I know I don't know. That does not concern me. I also know Joel Maturi does not know. That is frightful. And, last time he "really did his homework", we got Brewster.

President Bruinicks must be thinking how he just wants to get out of town before he has to do ANYTHING. Funny if it were not so sad.
Need a winner

Minneapolis, MN

#110 Oct 19, 2010
Mike Leach
BOISE ST

San Antonio, TX

#111 Oct 19, 2010
boise st coach boise st coach boise st coach boise st coach boise st coach boise st coach boise st coach oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooh thats right minnesota dont understand winning. r.i.p jim whacker
Mike

Charlottesville, VA

#112 Oct 20, 2010
Look to your program. Who was a good assistant or coordinator in the past. Ferentz was at Iowa, Bielema worked with Alvarez. Got any Gopher blood running in the veins in that area?
NUTSTO

Saint Paul, MN

#113 Oct 20, 2010
A simple observation wrote:
Maturi is a joke and you people are insane, at a time when the U is asking the state legislators for 1.3 billion dollars of tax payer money you have no concern about wasting a lot on money searching for and signing a head coach, I've got an idea that would save money and eliminate the hassle just drop the gopher football program use the stadium as a flea market and don't be concerned with spending millions of dollars of tax payer money searching for and signing a head coach. Very simple, and for those of you that say football brings in huge amounts of revenue, well the media and number crunchers want people to believe that when in reality football is very costly and unnecessary at any University .
yOU DON'T GET IT. A winning program pays it's own way , with money left over !
NUTSTO

Saint Paul, MN

#114 Oct 20, 2010
Hire Jim Levitt, if you can't get Leach! He took Univ. of South Florida Bulls, from Div 11 to top 10 in Div one in less than 5 years ! He's available because he was accused of pushing a player, which he and other coaches denied!

Since: Sep 08

Farmington, MN

#115 Oct 20, 2010
Mike wrote:
Look to your program. Who was a good assistant or coordinator in the past. Ferentz was at Iowa, Bielema worked with Alvarez. Got any Gopher blood running in the veins in that area?
your funny
andy g

Chicago, IL

#116 Oct 20, 2010
PMWinSTP wrote:
<quoted text>
I love Foggie but not a chance. Please folks, they are not going to pick a candidate on a chance they get a diamond in the rough. That's been tried already and he was just handed a pink slip. They are going for a big fish (name) or proven coach. The chack book is open and this is probably the best opportunity the U of M will have to revive this program.
Diamond in the rough??? Brewster???
PMW old boy...that was no diamond dude, that was a nicely rounded turd in hanky....but speaking of untapped resources...I like Mike Hohensee, he epitomized the tough gritty player who would consistantly overachieve...played hard on every down and rose above his limitations as an athlete, because he was a football PLAYER first and an athlete second...just the type of mindset we need for our 2 and 3 star types that realistically will come to the U...besides, he is one tough hombre and the architect of some pretty good A League teams...he can bring his employer, Mike Ditka, in for motivational speeches and is well versed in the fertile Chicagoland HS scene for recruiting (Wisconsin, Iowa, N'Western, Notre Dame, and Mich all work here)Ohio St and N'Western just offered two of our local boys at Fremd rides....he is also a former Gopher and understands the loyal fan base of the school.
Having his background I think that really talented coordinators would consider working for him.
PMWinSTP

Minneapolis, MN

#117 Oct 20, 2010
andy g wrote:
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Diamond in the rough??? Brewster???
PMW old boy...that was no diamond dude, that was a nicely rounded turd in hanky....but speaking of untapped resources...I like Mike Hohensee, he epitomized the tough gritty player who would consistantly overachieve...played hard on every down and rose above his limitations as an athlete, because he was a football PLAYER first and an athlete second...just the type of mindset we need for our 2 and 3 star types that realistically will come to the U...besides, he is one tough hombre and the architect of some pretty good A League teams...he can bring his employer, Mike Ditka, in for motivational speeches and is well versed in the fertile Chicagoland HS scene for recruiting (Wisconsin, Iowa, N'Western, Notre Dame, and Mich all work here)Ohio St and N'Western just offered two of our local boys at Fremd rides....he is also a former Gopher and understands the loyal fan base of the school.
Having his background I think that really talented coordinators would consider working for him.
He's your answer...an arena football coach? Seriously?
Grady the Badger

Montesano, WA

#118 Oct 21, 2010
Burns wrote:
<quoted text> What about Mike Hunt? or Mike Oxwelling? They could rise to the level of the job.
Paging Mike Hunt...
Fred

Rochester, MN

#119 Oct 21, 2010
There is no-one bigger name than Mark "The Tick" Mangino!
Brad

Chillicothe, OH

#120 Nov 9, 2010
I think Neilson is your guy. Look at the Buckeyes, choosing Tressel a proven winner at Youngstown State. But nobody was sure about the next level. He is a winner,and you gophers need to get back in the game.

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