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Andy Reid will most likely end up in San Diego next year if he continues to coach. He has a home there, and you can stick a fork in Norv Turner.
If I'm the AD, my short list would be...among the guys who are HC's
1.) Chris Peterson
2.) Mike Leech
3.) Gary Patterson
...and I was having SUCH a good day..........until I started seeing Reid to Iowa..........and then I got all queasy and such. SD says they aren't even considering Andy.............
Barta wouldn't do me like that, would he?
among college options, 1 & 3 are aces.
Mike Leach would be a disaster from both a PR prospective (given his recurring troubles with his own players) as well as in the Big. The personnel turnover to run the Air Raid from the talent Ferentz has on hand would be bad enough, but no sane soul would will what currently constitutes the Hawkeye Defense to a guy who needs serious talent and a real experienced coordinator to keep up with his machinations on punting downs and sudden change scenarios.
Dude thought nothing of going for 4th and 12 from his own 20 yd. line in the first qtr of games..............
This post was edited by Lawnside Hawk 16 months ago
There are other reasons as well that Mike Stoops will never be a head coach at Iowa.
I don't think Kirk is going anywhere. I've read/heard from a couple sources that while Crennell is definitely gone, Pioli is still up in the air and even if Pioli stays, Kirk is not being considered. We shall see, but I don't think it's happening.
I think if Kirk has any desire to give NFL head coaching a shot, now is the time. He is almost 60, made plenty of money, would be working for one of his good friends, etc... He would take Brian with him to be the o-line coach, as well.
The issue currently is, unlike the past, Pioli's ass is charred from how hot his seat is here in KC. Almost EVERYONE wants him gone. That is all I hear on sports radio down here. How Pioli hasn't done crap in the draft, blah blah blah. Well, while that isn't 100% true, I think he jumped at Eric Berry too soon and made a bad trade to get Cassell. If he can get a QB and draft a few really good o-lineman, there is a lot of talent on the KC team. (they do need a WR too). There will be some options outside of the draft to get a QB. ( I don't think Geno Smith, Barkley, or any of the other "top tier" QB's in this draft are the answer from Day 1.
Personally, I think they should trade for Alex Smith (probably get him for a 3rd rounder) try and trade Cassell(take a bag of peanuts for him and get rid of that contract) and then focus on the o-line and d-line in the draft. Trade your #1 pick because you don't need to waste it on a QB that isn't worth it or Teo' when LB is your strongest position.
Trade down, get a can't miss o-lineman and a WR in the first round.
I kind of got off track here, sorry about that. Just saying, KC isn't a horrible job. Lots of talent there and a fan base that loves the Chiefs. If you put a decent team together, they will show up. Lamar Hunt just rode Crennell too long and he wasn't the right guy for the job to begin with. Kirk's press conference would absolutely drive the KC media nuts though. Haha.
If I were KF, I would stay right where I'm at. He has unprecedented job security and almost complete control of the FB program, and those are things that are rare in the worlds of college or professional sports. That said, money is not an issue at this point, and he has intimated in the past that if he were to pursue an NFL position it would be later in his career when failure would have less impact.
It's hard imagining him jumping a sinking ship, but I could see it. Rebuilding a program twice is extremely difficult, much less three times. He may come to the conclusion that, at this point of his career, the demands and ups and downs of recruiting and fund-raising simply aren't worth it. And, for as bad as the Chiefs are right now, there has to be some appeal since the only way to go with the franchise is up, and coaches generally love that kind of situation; you have the challenge aspect in place to feed the ego, while any failure could be blamed on the situation that existed before you arrived. If you are already financially secure, that's not a bad gig.
to me he is not going to leave, 3 reasons why.
1st. overhauled his staff.
2nd. he hired his son and won't leave to see his son get fired with a change in the HC
3rd. his stubbornness works both ways
He'd take Brian with him. Guaranteed. Most of the guys on his staff would be able to find other gigs. Sure he is stubborn, but the opportunity to coach in the NFL doesn't come around all the time. It might be his last chance to do it.
That said, I don't think he is even offered the job. At least not according to what they are saying down here in KC.
IF he left, he ain't leaving Brian here. He's got NFL coaching experience too.
The other thing to consider is the fact that his youngest son, Steven just walked on to Iowa. So my guess is that he will want to stay until he graduates too.
this is where being stubborn comes in, he is not going to walk away with this team at the bottum.
again recruiting is improving, now its time to see what he can do with that improved recruiting
You make some great points here. I don't think KC is as big of a mess as others are saying. Before the season started, a lot of people were picking them to possibly win the AFC West. With a few tweaks here and there and a few quality draft choices, they can be much improved next season.
Well Crennell is gone as expected, I still can't Kirk leaving
Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
Steven is a freshman on the team. KF isnt gonna coach all his kids except the last one. Bad enough Steven is the only son no to get a scholarship. KF has it made at Iowa. Why pass up 3 million guaranteed for 5 million and a bunch of headaches? Another thing is Pioli is on thin ice. Hes not gonna hire a 4-8 college coach with NFL assistant experience 13 years ago. I dont know how many ties KF has in Jacksonville anymore. Dont they have a new owner? Some Borat looking guy? Philly media and fans would eat KF alive. Chicago flat out will not hire KF. I see them going BIG and getting someone outta retirement. The real question is do these rumors hurt Iowa in recruiting?
It sounds as if the decision on who the next coach in KC will be mainly the owners, not Pioli. Hardly a vote of confidence.
Not saying there's nothing to this but if Ferentz were to leave Iowa for the NFL I'd think he'd want stability first and foremost. Kansas City isn't stable, even though his pal is running the show (at least for now).
Just my two cents.
Happy New Year!
Some guy from Yahoo! said that Ferentz was meeting with KC on Wednesday. I'll see it when I believe it. I believe it was Feldman.
That rumor was started by Marty Tirrell, the ultimate troll. I agree--I'll believe it when I see it.
This article outlines Chiefs owner Clark Hunt's change in power structure which marginalizes (if not formally removes) Pioli.
Clark Hunt is sick of it. His franchise is a laughingstock, among the worst in the NFL, and he actually, this is all from four years ago.
He gets them right occasionally. I can't remember what it was about. But I remember one story he had inside info on 1st and it actually turned out correct. But who knows. I think we will all believe it when we see it. The sad thing is I don't think there are many Iowa fans that would be sad to see Kirk go.
He was the first to report that Bubba Starling was signing with the KC Royals rather than going to Nebraska to play football. I think in that case he just guessed and got lucky. A lot of other times he has been way wrong. In August he reported that Joel Lanning had committed to Nebraska, something that turned out to be way, way wrong. Being way, way wrong is more the norm for Tirrell.
Oh yeah I'm not trying to say he is great or anything. But it wouldn't completely surprise me if he was right about this.
I have no idea who this guy is or the accuracy, but a facebook group called Hawkeye Heaven posted this tonight.
"Brian Ferentz is down here in TX recruiting, at the All-Star games in Houston and S.Antonio, and told at least 2 O-Line recruits and their parents yesterday (Tuesday): 'Relax, don't listen to the hype, my dad isn't leaving Iowa City'. " -Tim Schmidt, HH Follower
Sine Missione -- Never be a spectator for unfairness or stupidity, argue for arguments sake; the grave will give plenty of time for silence.
the really sad part is this is the biggest weapon other team have when trying to poach Iowa recruits, KF is leaving for the Pro's, this is what hurts Iowa's recruiting the most.
Yea, nothing to do with a 4-8 season with a boring offense or lazy recruiting
I will give you boring offense, but how do you know it's lazy recruiting. Maybe they simply aren't able to sell a losing program even though they are working their tails off. You could be right, but no one really knows how tenacious this present staff is at recruiting. I tend to think they simply aren't getting interest in return, even though they are trying desperately to shore up some holes.
Maybe the better word is ineffective.
This post was edited by lumuhawk 15 months ago
if you say so. 2 4* players by different sites Young on this site and Wisninskie on ESPN
14 3* recruits everywhere and just 1 2* recruit in Boetger who was graded as a QB rather than an ATH, as he played TE/DE for CF'S. this class is not done as they may/will add 3-4 more recruits, and as each recruit is added they will go up in team rankings, on Rival just 1 4* recruit can move them up to 45th to 41st
I agree with you here. No school is perfect when it comes to how they handle recruiting. And while Iowa has missed on some key targets, I've never gotten the impression that it's been due to laziness.
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