who is your top coaching choices

Posted by: DrGreydog

who is your top coaching choices - 11/05/18 03:36 PM

1. Les Miles

2. Willie Fritz

3. Jim Mora Jr
Posted by: madcapper

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/05/18 04:40 PM

1. Saban
2. Meyers
3. Someone who can walk on water
Posted by: moose1

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/05/18 05:55 PM

Realistically

1) Miles (if we could get him)
2) Tedford, I like that he is a quarterback and offensive minded guy. KU clearly needs the help there.
3) Mora Jr, I just think he would make KU at least decent

I don't want to see Fritz. I just don't think the triple option is the way to go.
Posted by: Kirk

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/05/18 05:57 PM

I agree on the whole triple option thing. Not week after week in this conference.
Posted by: Josh2408

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/05/18 06:30 PM

Jim Mora Jr. would be a tremendous hire he can coach and recruit
Posted by: Kirk

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/05/18 06:34 PM

My top choice of coaches who aren't absolutely impossible to get would be Littrell then Miles. I'm assuming Doeren is out of the realm of possibility, but even if he's interested, I'd take Littrell first.
Posted by: AlOerter

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/05/18 07:00 PM

I don't see Doeren leaving NC State. Miles may be too old for a rebuild. Not sure what kind of recruiter Littrell is. Any of them would be a major upgrade.

I'm glad it's on Long and not on me to get this right.
Posted by: appyhawk

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/05/18 08:46 PM

I have done my best to support the guy who was hired just out of wanting our Jayhawks to succeed, but never really approved of any of them prior to their hire. Now I can't speak to having a top choice, or even a top 3, but Mora is an interesting name I hadn't considered.That guy knows the game and is experienced at a high level.
As for Miles, if he retained Hull as part of his staff you would think together they could be a real recruiting force in talent rich Louisiana, wouldn't you?
Whoever we get I hope it's someone who insists on building the program the right way. No shortcuts.

By the way Capper, I'm confident my liberal cat would kick your cat's ass! LOL.
Posted by: Jaycat92

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/05/18 09:17 PM

Top 3 choices in my opinion would be:

1. Willie Fritz
2. Seth Litrell
3. Troy Calhoun

Honorable mention:
Jeff Monken
Jim Mora Jr
Les Miles

If you think about running the triple option, and recruiting for that, its a whole different dimension. We wouldn't be going up against OU, Texas and others for the same kind of recruit.
Posted by: vmlb

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/05/18 09:45 PM

Why has Venables not received any head coaching offers?
His resume seems loaded. OU d has not been the same since his departure and since being at Clemson their d has been top notch.
Posted by: Goober

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/05/18 10:14 PM

A lot of good names being floated around on various list out there. I would've been fired up about the Mad Hatter 5 years ago. Not now. Too old. Kiffen too flighty.

Just don't take a flyer. Get a proven builder and winner.
Posted by: used_cars

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/05/18 10:25 PM

Jason Garrett should be available
Posted by: rockchalkjjjhawk

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/05/18 10:42 PM

For those of us who were pleading for Zenger to not go after Weis (should have been Doeren), all we can hope is that Long isn’t mesmerized by Wies like BS or Beaty like unwarranted confidence. Also if part of Long’s presser at the time of hire focuses entirely on what a great recruiter of Texas so and so is, it’s more than likely it will end bad. What KU needs is someone with a great analytical mind and severe inner drive but who is low/even keeled. Some of the better coaches tend to have a pretty quiet confident demeanor when not teaching (Belichick, Reid, etc).

What KU has had has been an unhealthy coach with low inner drive and a high energy coach with low IQ. Let’s just hope whatever guy it is works out this time. One would have to believe that low attendance for another 3 yrs could very well be a final nail in the coffin.

Litrell would be the worst pick of those discussed here.
Posted by: Jaycat92

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/05/18 11:34 PM

I have a feeling we will be surprised or let down either way, its an upgrade over this mess. I hate being that way because for the most part our players have played their rears off this season for this incompetentent staff and have had minor successes.

We entered this season in the basement. We are now starting to climb the rungs to the first floor, so who ever gets this gig, is getting it in better shape than maybe it was 6 years ago. Either way, Beaty was a bust, and we committed way too much money and time in a bad investment.
Posted by: Jaycat92

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/06/18 12:09 AM




Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Oklahoma State Cowboys (Big 12 Conference) (2001–2004)
2001 Oklahoma State 4–7 2–6 5th (South)
2002 Oklahoma State 8–5 5–3 T–3rd (South) W Houston
2003 Oklahoma State 9–4 5–3 3rd (South) L Cotton
2004 Oklahoma State 7–5 4–4 5th (South) L Alamo
Oklahoma State: 28–21 16–16
LSU Tigers (Southeastern Conference) (2005–2016)
2005 LSU 11–2 7–1 1st (Western) W Peach 5 6
2006 LSU 11–2 6–2 T–2nd (Western) W Sugar† 3 3
2007 LSU 12–2 6–2 1st (Western) W BCS NCG† 1 1
2008 LSU 8–5 3–5 3rd (Western) W Chick-fil-A
2009 LSU 9–4 5–3 2nd (Western) L Capital One 17 17
2010 LSU 11–2 6–2 T–2nd (Western) W Cotton 8 8
2011 LSU 13–1 8–0 1st (Western) L BCS NCG† 2 2
2012 LSU 10–3 6–2 T–2nd (Western) L Chick-fil-A 12 13
2013 LSU 10–3 5–3 3rd (Western) W Outback 14 14
2014 LSU 8–5 4–4 T–4th (Western) L Music City
2015 LSU 9–3 5–3 T–3rd (Western) W Texas 17 16
2016 LSU 2–2 1–1 (Western)
LSU: 114–34 62–28
Total: 141–55
National championship Conference title Conference division title or championship game berth
†Indicates BCS bowl.

I may not have given Miles enough credit for some success at LSu, but will maintain that his best teams were with Saban recruiting classes. His Okie St resume is also a bit misleading when Mike Gundy was his OC and has continued to win at the same pace as Miles did and better.
Posted by: moose1

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/06/18 12:19 AM

Originally Posted By: Jaycat92
Top 3 choices in my opinion would be:

1. Willie Fritz
2. Seth Litrell
3. Troy Calhoun

Honorable mention:
Jeff Monken
Jim Mora Jr
Les Miles

If you think about running the triple option, and recruiting for that, its a whole different dimension. We wouldn't be going up against OU, Texas and others for the same kind of recruit.


There is some logic to that statement. It may be beneficial to do the opposite of what every one else is doing to gain a competitive advantage.
Posted by: KUCO_VOC

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/06/18 10:28 AM

Originally Posted By: moose1
Originally Posted By: Jaycat92
Top 3 choices in my opinion would be:

1. Willie Fritz
2. Seth Litrell
3. Troy Calhoun

Honorable mention:
Jeff Monken
Jim Mora Jr
Les Miles

If you think about running the triple option, and recruiting for that, its a whole different dimension. We wouldn't be going up against OU, Texas and others for the same kind of recruit.


There is some logic to that statement. It may be beneficial to do the opposite of what every one else is doing to gain a competitive advantage.
Not trying to rub anyone the wrong way, but hiring David Beaty with his inexperience as a P5 D1 HC was certainly doing the opposite of ANYONE else in the BG12. He was mainly a Texas HS HC most of his football career. I fully expect him to go back to it, now that his big time job proved to be too much to handle.

Not thrilled about possibility seeing Troy Calhoun at Lawrence. I've seen Air Force play and it's a grinding mess each game IMO.
Posted by: beenahawk

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/06/18 10:48 AM

Originally Posted By: KUCO_VOC
Originally Posted By: moose1
[quote=Jaycat92]Top 3 choices in my opinion would be:

1. Willie Fritz
2. Seth Litrell
3. Troy Calhoun

Honorable mention:
Jeff Monken
Jim Mora Jr
Les Miles

If you think about running the triple option, and recruiting for that, its a whole different dimension. We wouldn't be going up against OU, Texas and others for the same kind of recruit.



Not thrilled about possibility seeing Troy Calhoun at Lawrence. I've seen Air Force play and it's a grinding mess each game IMO.


You won't ever see Calhoun in Old Memorial, at least not on the KU sideline. Simply will not happen.
Posted by: KYBLUEBLOOD

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/06/18 11:27 AM

Petrino may be available soon. UL has about a 12 million buyout but it’s looking like they want it done.
He had a tremendous team at Arkansas a few years and his best team when he wrecked the motorcycle. The bad part of the wreck was the young blonde he had on the back of it - and he had given a nice paying job. 😂
He can get it done, hire Tom Jurich along with him and you’ll get your stadium upgrades or improvements done very fast. As well as facilities and upgrades for all sports.
Posted by: Maximus

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/06/18 11:54 AM

Miles, Leach, any coach from Alabama, then Laura Crystal, if Samantha Ryan is not available.


Posted by: KUCO_VOC

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/06/18 12:36 PM

Sure! But will she give 110% effort every time? LOL
Posted by: KUHawkhead

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/06/18 04:27 PM

Czech pornstars are the best!
Posted by: INation

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/06/18 05:35 PM

Chris Klieman
Dave Doeren
Jason Candle
Posted by: Kirk

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/06/18 09:18 PM

Miles is looking more and more likely.....
Posted by: MICHHAWK

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/07/18 09:45 AM

Originally Posted By: Kirk
Miles is looking more and more likely.....


I'll eat my hat if Lester Miles becomes the next head football coach at KANSAS.
Posted by: Kirk

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/07/18 09:49 AM

I have my doubts. Not about the hat....

Miles may be a nice distraction for the media at the moment. Keeps the heat off other prospects and helps keep Les pulling those LSU checks.
Posted by: PbBut

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/07/18 10:22 AM

Well, at least I'd check out the post game news conference on YouTube. Kind of makes you wonder how Keegan would handle that.
Posted by: INation

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/07/18 11:50 AM

If Les does get hired it should only be for 5 years or so to help rebuild the program but also get a coach in waiting named and set up.
Posted by: used_cars

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/07/18 03:02 PM

Dump a truck load of money on Mike Leach. He wants to fight every school in Texas
Posted by: tophawk87

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/07/18 04:02 PM

your next KU head football coach is.....



here: https://rolltide.com/coaches.aspx?rc=814&path=football
Posted by: Kirk

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/07/18 04:10 PM

^ I hope not. Need a more accomplished coach than that.
Posted by: INation

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/07/18 04:13 PM

Originally Posted By: tophawk87
your next KU head football coach is.....



here: https://rolltide.com/coaches.aspx?rc=814&path=football


Turner Gill part 2?
Posted by: Jaycat92

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/07/18 10:37 PM

I dont like the assistant coach thing. Just doesn't ring out to me. If you going to turn things around here, you hire someone who has been there and done this type of thing.
Posted by: beenahawk

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/08/18 10:17 AM

Originally Posted By: Jaycat92
I dont like the assistant coach thing. Just doesn't ring out to me. If you going to turn things around here, you hire someone who has been there and done this type of thing.


Those are the exact reasons the Litterbox hired Bill Snyder...he was the top assistant to Hayden Fry who rebuilt Iowa Football from a total doormat. Bob Fredrick passed on him because he "lacked head coaching experience." So someone who was in the trenches on a successful rebuild should a least be considered. Less we make the same mistake again.
Posted by: Jman1

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/08/18 11:21 AM

Nick Saban would never ever allow one of his assistants to coach at Kansas
Posted by: Kirk

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/08/18 11:46 AM

I hear you, but Snyder’s long time under Hayden Fry was more impressive to me than the “coaching tree” Enos is part of. Being with Saban for five minutes isn’t the same thing.

I dig the Roy Williams effect, to borrow from another sport. An assistant with a long tutelage under a proven winner and legend who recommends him highly, might be a great route for us to go in football...but is Enos remotely that?

Posted by: KUHawkhead

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/08/18 03:40 PM

Finding another Snyder is like winning the Powerball lottery a couple weeks ago. It's possible, but not very likely. We need to find common consistency in a hire to try and right this clown filled circus known as KU football.

RCJHKU!
Posted by: AlOerter

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/08/18 06:42 PM

I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for Les Miles.
Posted by: Goober

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/08/18 07:47 PM

Mangino was an assistant when he was hired.
Posted by: MOHAWK

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/09/18 01:00 AM

Yes, those were exciting times for KU football.

http://www.guppylake.com/~nsb/headjob.html
Posted by: AlOerter

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/10/18 06:50 PM

Tim Brando and Scott Van pelt lobbying for Miles to KU.

https://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/for-petes-sake/article221284385.html
Posted by: Jaycat92

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/10/18 07:27 PM

If we hire Miles, whats our expectations? What is realistic?

IF Beaty won 3 this season, and we think he was completely inept and I am guesssing that 6 games next season are in play?

I am guessing terms of contract would be 4 years at a few million$. I think we should win 5 games next season if Miles is legit.

Kansas ST, Texas Tech, Baylor, and TCU are going to be gettable next season.
Posted by: JHawkJunkie74

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/10/18 08:41 PM

Hiring Miles would be a fine short term fix but KU can't go down that road again. They need to look for someone for the long term.

People say you can't compare hiring Miles to hiring Weis. True you can't compare the coaching resume's, but took at the circumstances:

In 2012 and 2018 KU is looking to replace head coaches.

In 2012 and 2018, new Kansas Athletic Directors were looking for BIG name replacements to drum up excitement, great recruiters and help put the football program back on solid ground.

In 2012 Weis was coming off being and o-cordinator for the past 2 years (2010 in Kansas City and 2011 in Florida). Miles hasn't been a head coach for 2 years.

In 2012 Charlie Weis was 57, in 2018 Miles just turned 65.

Weis was a pro-style offensive guy who scrapped it for a spread-type offense in his second season. Miles is a pro-style guy with talk from people already asking will he scrap it for a spread-type offense as well to fit in the Big XII style of play..

In 2012, Weis was getting paid a buyout from Notre Dame. In 2018 Miles is getting paid a buyout from LSU.

In 2012 and 2018 both BIG name candidates wanted to get back into a head coaching position with the Athletic Director who seems to be willing to pay a hefty amount to get their guy.

Does Miles want to coach? Or, does Miles want to coach KANSAS FOOTBALL?

IF Kansas were to offer Miles say $2 million a season and then say Maryland were to offer $2.5 million and say another school were to offer $3 million, which job would Miles take.

KU tried hiring the HOT up and comer from a rinky dink school from a rinky dink conference like they tried with Gill.

When was the last time Kansas had a successful program? When they hired a TOP assistant from one of the TOP football programs in the country in one of the TOP conferences in the country in Mark Mangino.

Posted by: Jaycat92

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/11/18 12:38 AM

Watching football, if USC loses to Cal tonight, currently behind, that job will be open.

Maryland
USC
Kansas
Kansas ST-Snyder should retire
Iowa ST- Campbell will be a hot name on all big time lists

These are potential openings with us and Maryland. I would say that right now we are the worst of those openings.

Who ever we pick, it needs to happen sooner than later. Too many jobs will be on the board, and every time one gets added, we move down the desirable board even further.
Posted by: Kirk

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/11/18 12:44 AM

I assume Long understands the situation. If we’re the worst on the list, indeed we may not be able to get the best available prospects in the country. Yep.
Posted by: KUCO_VOC

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/11/18 08:53 AM

JhawkJunkkie - The similarities for hiring Weis / Miles post doesn't mention that Weis' health (weight/leg/hip issues) was THE main difference between him and Miles. Miles remains healthy while we ignored that issue when giving a contract to Weis. Also ignored Weis' lack of experience in doing a turn around at Kansas. So let's get a healthy eager new coach soon...
Posted by: AlOerter

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/11/18 09:40 AM

Miles and Weis comparison not even close.

Miles LSU - 114 - 34, 1 NC, 1 Runner-up, 11 bowls

Miles OK ST - 28 - 21, 4 - 7, 8 - 5, 9 -4, 7 - 5, 3 bowls

OK ST had 1 winning season in the previous 12 before Miles arrived.

Weis Notre Dame - 35 - 27, 3 bowls

Weis KU - 6 - 22, 0 bowls
Posted by: JHawkJunkie74

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/11/18 09:50 AM

Originally Posted By: AlOerter
Miles and Weis comparison not even close.

Miles LSU - 114 - 34, 1 NC, 1 Runner-up, 11 bowls

Miles OK ST - 28 - 21, 4 - 7, 8 - 5, 9 -4, 7 - 5, 3 bowls

OK ST had 1 winning season in the previous 12 before Miles arrived.

Weis Notre Dame - 35 - 27, 3 bowls

Weis KU - 6 - 22, 0 bowls


I'm not comparing the resumes, just the circumstances around the hiring.
Posted by: AlOerter

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/11/18 10:13 AM

Understood. Circumstances have been less than ideal for 10 years. I'm more interested in getting the right person. Similarities with the past don't necessarily mean similar results in the future.

Miles is the best available without question. There may be an up-and-comer that is equal to the task but, as we know, it is a big gamble. Long is in no position to take a big gamble with this. Go with the known winner. Get this program on its feet and then - maybe - take a gamble.
Posted by: track

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/11/18 10:36 AM

Originally Posted By: AlOerter
Understood. Circumstances have been less than ideal for 10 years. I'm more interested in getting the right person. Similarities with the past don't necessarily mean similar results in the future.

Miles is the best available without question. There may be an up-and-comer that is equal to the task but, as we know, it is a big gamble. Long is in no position to take a big gamble with this. Go with the known winner. Get this program on its feet and then - maybe - take a gamble.

It’s been over two years since Miles was fired. Why hasn’t he been offered and accepted another position if he is such a sure thing and he wants to coach badly. Word is the interviews don’t go well. Personally I would rather get some one who is on the way up not on the way down.
Long has indicated he will increase the support staff... putting money in people not in brick and mortar. Alabama has a support staff 10 times the size of beatys. That’s how you build a program... idiot zenger had it backwards from the beginning
Posted by: KUCO_VOC

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/11/18 10:58 AM

"It’s been over two years since Miles was fired. Why hasn’t he been offered and accepted another position if he is such a sure thing and he wants to coach badly" - I assume you don't know about the LSU buyout structure in place over a six year period since the 2016 firing of Miles. It's a major factor for any university to consider over the obvious talent Miles would bring Kansas. Plus his close ties to Long would be a pro for hiring him. Instant credibility for KU as well. Dadgum it hire the dude!!
Posted by: Kirk

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/11/18 11:45 AM

Yeah, in effect Miles is actually being paid to have “bad interviews.” I would have them too!
Posted by: track

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/11/18 01:22 PM

Originally Posted By: KUCO_VOC
"It’s been over two years since Miles was fired. Why hasn’t he been offered and accepted another position if he is such a sure thing and he wants to coach badly" - I assume you don't know about the LSU buyout structure in place over a six year period since the 2016 firing of Miles. It's a major factor for any university to consider over the obvious talent Miles would bring Kansas. Plus his close ties to Long would be a pro for hiring him. Instant credibility for KU as well. Dadgum it hire the dude!!

Maybe I misunderstand the buyout....if so please clarify for me. It's my understanding LSU is obligated to pay Miles 9 million over 6 years. That's approximately 1.5 million each year. If he at any time during that 6 years Miles signs a new contract then LSU is off the hook for any more payments. So Miles can sit on his ass for the next 4 years and be paid 1.5 mil per year or he can get a new job....which would no doubt pay him a minimum of 3 mil a year for a gain of 1.5 mil at least for Miles. Seems like a no brainer if the guy really wants to coach. On the other hand if he isn't particularly motivated to coach again....he has a nice salary to draw without doing anything other than making an attempt to get a job. There is no buyout by KU to LSU or to Miles other than whatever a contract would pay him to coach at KU.
Posted by: moose1

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/11/18 02:12 PM

Originally Posted By: track
Originally Posted By: AlOerter
Understood. Circumstances have been less than ideal for 10 years. I'm more interested in getting the right person. Similarities with the past don't necessarily mean similar results in the future.

Miles is the best available without question. There may be an up-and-comer that is equal to the task but, as we know, it is a big gamble. Long is in no position to take a big gamble with this. Go with the known winner. Get this program on its feet and then - maybe - take a gamble.

It’s been over two years since Miles was fired. Why hasn’t he been offered and accepted another position if he is such a sure thing and he wants to coach badly. Word is the interviews don’t go well. Personally I would rather get some one who is on the way up not on the way down.
Long has indicated he will increase the support staff... putting money in people not in brick and mortar. Alabama has a support staff 10 times the size of beatys. That’s how you build a program... idiot zenger had it backwards from the beginning


I don't read too much into Miles having not coached in two years. Maybe after working a high stress job for all those years, he wanted to take a break. He had to have interviews to satisfy the LSU requirements. If he wants to coach I would welcome him with open arms, if he doesn't he won't accept the job.

I totally disagree with you on getting someone on the way up vs the way down. A coach on his way up taking on a job like KU is too overwhelming. A coach who has been there understands what needs to be done. I like the fact that Miles both renewed a program like OSU, and managed a top notch program like LSU.

I will admit Seth Littrell intrigues me, and he is on the way up. That said if I am on the way up I am NOT going to a KU to take the chance it derails my career. Someone on the way down this is their last job so it is not a big risk. I really don't care if KU gets a coach that fully turns KU around. I am looking for someone to take KU from point C to point B, or where KU is right now to .500. If KU could get a coach that could get them to .500 that is all I am really looking for right now.
Posted by: DrGreydog

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/11/18 03:26 PM

Bobby Petrino just became available
Posted by: rockchalkjjjhawk

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/11/18 04:11 PM

The board interest in Littrell is a bit perplexing. That’s what we need right now: mediocrity. What you’re looking at is a .500 record type of guy. Middle of the pack of a non-power5 conference in NT in 2016. Top of the pack in ‘17 and back to middle of the pack in ‘18. Has been to a couple of bowl games while at NT which is a positive but 0-fer in both. One thing is for sure - dude has some good PR minions. I recall similar types of oohs and ahs for similar reasons surrounding the Gill hire. Sorry, just can’t take any more chances with “promising coaches”. One more strike and it could be over.
Posted by: 58hawk

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/11/18 04:21 PM

Some one please tell me why Miles wouldn't be another CW on steroids? Maybe that's why KUCO wants him.
Posted by: rockchalkjjjhawk

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/11/18 04:40 PM

He very well could be. It really depends on whether he has any internal competitive drive or just sees a way for buyout opportunity like CW. One can only trust in Long who knows him well. Lots of candidates to pick from. Any dominance at any time especially if in a power 5 conference is worth serious consideration. Too bad the timing couldn’t have worked out for someone like Gary Patterson back in the day. Would have been a good fit and would have had a few grace years of growing pains to get KU up to some level of excellence - something which we don’t have now.
Posted by: TheStarhawk

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/11/18 04:52 PM

1. Jason Candle
2. Jeff Monken
3. Les Miles/ Dave Doeren
Posted by: Maximus

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/11/18 05:02 PM

https://www.si.com/college-football/2018/08/31/college-football-coaches-fired-cal-ripken-jr-streak

KU might be looking at the recent unemployment candidates.

Kingsbury?

http://www.sportingnews.com/us/ncaa-foot...hm19s4o4p6brnzd

Jim McElwain?

UCF Coach Josh Heupel ?

Rich Rodriguez?
Posted by: Maximus

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/11/18 05:03 PM

https://www.si.com/college-football/2018/08/31/college-football-coaches-fired-cal-ripken-jr-streak

KU might be looking at the recent unemployment candidates.

Kingsbury?

http://www.sportingnews.com/us/ncaa-foot...hm19s4o4p6brnzd

Jim McElwain?

UCF Coach Josh Heupel ?

Rich Rodriguez?



Posted by: Kirk

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/11/18 05:41 PM

Seems there’s just nobody good enough to coach at KU!
Posted by: Jaycat92

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/11/18 07:36 PM

I guess my question is for those who deem Miles the best over all candidate, what program did he rebuild? If your answer is Okie St, I tend to say that is more on Gundy and his offensive prowess. Don't forget Gundy was with Miles from the start, and seems to me, still having that same success there that Miles had.

I don't see a clear cut top notch hire out there right now. Miles might very well be the best on paper. I just wouldn't call him a slam dunk. He is better than Weis. He knows the colllege landscape. If we get him in here, and he gets us a top 40 recruiting class, and then builds on that for a couple more years, I would be happy with him. I think he is a 4 year coach. That might be all we need to get things more desirable here for a bigger name later on.
Posted by: AlOerter

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/11/18 08:00 PM

Miles recruited superior talent. It wasn't his game coaching prowess that brought him success. He has already said that he would get an OC in the mold of Lincoln Riley if he got another job.

Best on paper. Best realistic available, attainable. You can find something wrong with every name that's been mentioned. What do you want for KU football? The perfect hire? The second or third best on paper?

I would go with someone who's attained success at the highest level of college football if I could get him. Miles is the only one on the list with those credentials.
Posted by: moose1

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/11/18 09:17 PM

Originally Posted By: Jaycat92
I guess my question is for those who deem Miles the best over all candidate, what program did he rebuild? If your answer is Okie St, I tend to say that is more on Gundy and his offensive prowess. Don't forget Gundy was with Miles from the start, and seems to me, still having that same success there that Miles had.

I don't see a clear cut top notch hire out there right now. Miles might very well be the best on paper. I just wouldn't call him a slam dunk. He is better than Weis. He knows the colllege landscape. If we get him in here, and he gets us a top 40 recruiting class, and then builds on that for a couple more years, I would be happy with him. I think he is a 4 year coach. That might be all we need to get things more desirable here for a bigger name later on.


For KU right now I don't think there is a slam dunk choice. Saban, Meyer heck Bear Bryant might not get it done at KU. I'd take my chances with Miles though.

I guess my question for you is why isn't Miles good enough? Who would you want to see get the job?
Posted by: moose1

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/11/18 09:45 PM

Originally Posted By: 58hawk
Some one please tell me why Miles wouldn't be another CW on steroids? Maybe that's why KUCO wants him.


It is not even close. Miles is a proven winner over a number of years. Weis took Willingham's players and went backwards after only a couple years.

Is it guaranteed Miles will do well, no it's not. KU is in such bad shape there is no guarantee. I would take my chances with Miles though.
Posted by: KUHawkhead

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/12/18 03:59 PM

The NT guy reminds me too much of Herpe Derp Gill. Hasn't proven anything, just listed as "a good coach", for no reason. I think Gill is a PERFECT fit at a zombie institution where he is at now, that doesn't allow free thought, and everyone is basically beaten to submit and do as they are told, NO questions asked.

Miles would be an instant "it" guy that would truly throw juice into the program instantly. Only thing we must all agree on is they MUST get it right this time. No super bargain unproven gambles. A REAL coach with a REAL pedigree as a HEAD coach.

RCJHKU!
Posted by: AlOerter

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/12/18 07:47 PM

Graham sounds interesting. http://www2.kusports.com/news/2018/nov/12/report-ku-interested-former-arizona-state-football/

It sounds like Miles may have spit the bit. Canceled flight to Baton Rouge and now this report. Graham has a decent resume.
Posted by: KUHawkhead

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/12/18 08:55 PM

Would Venables even return a call for $5million at year?

RCJHKU!
Posted by: moose1

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/12/18 10:22 PM

Originally Posted By: KUHawkhead
Would Venables even return a call for $5million at year?

RCJHKU!


Hell yes he would. He hasn't had a head coaching offer before. I am guessing you could get Venables for 2M.
Posted by: Topcitykid10

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/12/18 11:00 PM

Hard no for Graham for me
Posted by: Jaycat92

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/13/18 01:12 AM

Yeah, don't like Graham either.

I would like someone who can build a defense first (Michigan) and then find offensive pieces to make it all work together. Right now is the time to get things in motion.

What I am trying to say is 4th or 5th place in the Big 12 is obtainable sooner than later. I would say that other than Texas, OU, and WVU the rest of the league is fairly even for the most part. It would take a few seasons to get personel here for a good stout D, but I would start there.
Posted by: appyhawk

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/13/18 08:21 AM

Exactly what about Graham you guys do not like?

Looks to me like he scores as high, or higher, than anyone else on our list. My question about him would be his ability to recruit our region of the country. Other than that he likes like a solid contender to me.
I still like the recruiting tandem possibilities of Miles/Hull. That's something I can put my finger on and call it a win/win idea. Graham's overall record may be best of them all.
Don't let anyone tell you Long's gig isn't a tough one.
Posted by: Kirk

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/13/18 08:51 AM

Miles seems less realistic each day. Graham might be good for the program if he can stick around long enough. Part of the job description for a rebuild like this is to “eat sh!t” for a couple years minimum, week after week. Can he do that? Graham tends to bolt jobs a lot, so that may be an issue.
Posted by: appyhawk

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/13/18 09:18 AM

"Miles seems less realistic each day."

Why? Getting all the i's dotted and t's crossed on a complicated numbers game like that one takes time to get done to everyone's satisfaction, not to mention the other considerations.
Posted by: vmlb

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/13/18 09:50 AM

Originally Posted By: moose1
Originally Posted By: KUHawkhead
Would Venables even return a call for $5million at year?

RCJHKU!


Hell yes he would. He hasn't had a head coaching offer before. I am guessing you could get Venables for 2M.

Isn't he getting more than that at Clemson?
Posted by: Kirk

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/13/18 09:58 AM

Let me flip that around. How do we know Miles is a real candidate at all? Isn’t it all conjecture based on his previous association with Long?

And if the unemployed Miles was always in the works, what’s the holdup? Wouldn’t they want to get onto recruiting for a program that has like, nobody coming in?

I’m not saying it absolutely won’t or can’t be Miles...but it’s starting to sound a little dubious. Hope I’m wrong!
Posted by: AlOerter

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/13/18 05:56 PM

Miles could have any job open now if he wants it. Knowing Long is a plus because everyone wants a boss they have a good relationship with. KU is the most difficult rebuild of the current openings but has a lot of potential. Anyone who succeeds will attain status as the best program builder since BS in Mancrappy.

Then again, he could just be fulfilling the terms of his buyout with LSU.
Posted by: Kirk

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/13/18 06:12 PM

It's a doable rebuild though. I mean, it's going to be sucky for the first two years, really sucky, but after that we could be looking at .500 seasons and up. OU, UT and possibly WVU will be practically unbeatable (for us), but these days, teams who looked like they were going to stay heavyweights (TCU, Baylor), aren't. Strong teams like Texas Tech and OSU never seem to get over the hump blocking them from the top tier, and while ISU is looking more competitive, bless their little hearts, they're definitely within range of what we can accomplish. KState may be headed back down the toilet forever, who knows.

KU has money, the most beautiful fcuking campus in the world, a marvelous place to raise kids, and there's no reason some strong coach can't eat sh!t for a couple crummy years in order to grab some greatness. Even though Beaty was unable to recruit more than a singe GD kid.
Posted by: Kman_blue

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/13/18 10:51 PM

Originally Posted By: Kirk
Even though Beaty was unable to recruit more than a singe GD kid.
Totally disagree with this. The current overall talent level on the team is worlds better now that it was when Beaty got here. His problem is he couldn't effectively coach them as a whole nor always identify who has the most talent and play them. i.e. I think we've got some clearly talented guys with more talent than our current starters sitting on the bench right now. Guys that always show in practice aren't necessarily the guys that always show in games. Todd Ressing would be prime example #1 for this and this is why Mangino hesitated to play him over Meier at the time.

I'll call it the Tyler Patmon syndrome here. I recall virtually everyone ripping him a new one while he played at KU with lots of posters saying he had no talent and wouldn't even be on the 2 deep for any other P-5 program, much less starting. This was especially true after our close loss to Texas where he dropped a sure game winning INT. He then goes to Okie light and starts for them and then on to the NFL. Patmon always had the talent. Weis/Bowen couldn't effectively coach him by putting him in the best position to use that talent though.

Another example would be Bradley McDougald after the Georgia Tech blowout loss. Recall quite a few people ripping him as being too slow to be playing in the defensive backfield and he just didn't have enough talent to be playing at the P-5 level, etc. He then goes on and plays in the NFL. He too always had the talent. It was poor coaching in terms of scheme mostly that made him look bad or much less talented than he was.

This is why the team this year should be, and actually is, better than it has been since Beaty took over. Because we've finally got more overall talent. This too is why I won't be surprised if the new HC won't do decently next year and then take a step back in year 2 before hopefully taking a step and a half or more forward in year 3. That's if we actually hire a good coach or God forbid, a great coach.

I know our numbers still aren't great, but they're a lot better than they were and they're good enough for this team to be sitting at 5-5 (or better) right now instead of 3-7. The guys on the 2 deep we have now overall are better than the guys we had after Weis's last year.
Posted by: Kman_blue

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/13/18 10:53 PM

Originally Posted By: appyhawk
"Miles seems less realistic each day."

Why? Getting all the i's dotted and t's crossed on a complicated numbers game like that one takes time to get done to everyone's satisfaction, not to mention the other considerations.
Long has been playing around with a lot of people on social media here lately and I think it's because he has his man already. Long is very good at keeping this info tight to the chest as well as letting a lot of misdirection info get a little life of it's own to keep everyone guessing still.
Posted by: Kirk

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/14/18 12:08 AM

Yesterday I went on Twitter and looked up Tom Keegan’s tweets in Boston. He responded to someone’s tweet and added (gratuitously) that AD Long is definitely going to get the right guy. Very confident, very matter of fact.

I think there is a strong sense that Long is on it” and maybe has an ace up his sleeve. Could be Miles, I don’t know.
Posted by: Jaycat92

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/14/18 11:15 PM

Graham just doesn't fit the bill for me, but would rather have him than Miles.

Miles in my opinion doesn't bring anything but his record. He doesn't have an offensive system or defensive system of choice. It all depends on who he hires as his coordinators. Thats how its been with him.

Graham was at Arizona ST. He did do ok there, but a school like that, in that region, you should kill recruiting. He didn't, and I don't know how in the world he would do any better here.

This job is a difficult one to navigate. I don't have many answers. I would welcome any warm body that knows a little bit about any aspect of football right now over what we have had in recent years. I just don't see Miles being the right choice for sure. Graham is interesting, but I have my reservations. Monken or Fritz have just stuck out in my opinion. They have a system, and they recruit to it.
Posted by: DrGreydog

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/16/18 08:31 AM

With the Miles settlement with LSU being announced....is it time for Smacker to start buying her KU gear?
Posted by: kylecof11

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/16/18 09:49 AM

My top 10..

Miles
Miles
Miles
Miles
Miles
Miles
Miles
Miles
Doeren
Littrell
Posted by: kylecof11

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/16/18 09:53 AM

Originally Posted By: Jaycat92
Graham just doesn't fit the bill for me, but would rather have him than Miles.

Miles in my opinion doesn't bring anything but his record. He doesn't have an offensive system or defensive system of choice. It all depends on who he hires as his coordinators. Thats how its been with him.

Graham was at Arizona ST. He did do ok there, but a school like that, in that region, you should kill recruiting. He didn't, and I don't know how in the world he would do any better here.

This job is a difficult one to navigate. I don't have many answers. I would welcome any warm body that knows a little bit about any aspect of football right now over what we have had in recent years. I just don't see Miles being the right choice for sure. Graham is interesting, but I have my reservations. Monken or Fritz have just stuck out in my opinion. They have a system, and they recruit to it.


Wrong on Graham not being able to recruit. You see the players they have right now balling like Harry at WR. All Graham's guys. First year coach Herm Edwards going 6-4 with those guys. right now. Can easily end with 8-4 record. With all of Graham's guys.
Posted by: Maximus

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/21/18 02:28 PM

Originally Posted By: Maximus
Miles, Leach, any coach from Alabama, then Laura Crystal, if Samantha Ryan is not available.



http://m.kusports.com/news/2011/nov/27/whats-next-ku-football-coaching-candidates/?templates=mobile


Posted by: Maximus

Re: who is your top coaching choices - 11/21/18 02:35 PM