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07 Search, a quick look back
Spent a little time last night looking around in the 07 threads (not going to resurrect any of them). Thought I'd give a little rundown, maybe there's something we can learn.

1) PJ was 7's guy, even then. Also, MD's sanity has been in doubt for a long time.

2) The apparent finalists:
*Jerry Kill- Didn't seem to be the first choice of a lot of people.

*Dan McCarney- The popular board pick. Now HC at North Texas

*Chuck Martin- Generally seen positively. Some hesitancy about the D2 to FCS jump. Bigger fears that he'd go Brian Kelly on us. (Right concern, wrong coach it turns out)

3) Other names legitimately linked to the job:
*Scott Shafer- seemed to have a lot of ex-player support, as he should. Got passed up by the quality of the pool, being Jim Harbaugh's DC didn't mean what it does now. Really should have stayed at Stanford.

*Mike Locksley- a lot of positive feeling about him. Currently soiling himself like a toddler in pullups at New Mexico

*Joker Phillips- Was OC at Kentucky, now their HC. I remember liking him fine, it must have been an up year by UK standards

*Craig Bohl- HC at North Dakota State.

*Mike Haywood- then ND OC. Now Miami HC 03-banghead03-banghead

4) Any ex-NIU assistant whose career hadn't gone haywire seemed to come up.

5) Doug Plank- 03-lmfao

The process then took 2.5 weeks. If we match that timeline we'll be warming ourselves to happy thoughts of a new lead Huskie for Christmas. Have to think alumni/donor facetime requirements at the Bowl will slow Compher down just a little though.

Funny in hindsight: there were a couple comments along the lines of looking for a Patton-type hire. 04-chairshot
12-09-2010 09:19 AM
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RE: 07 Search, a quick look back
I was a McCarney fan, still am and he would have fit well in the DeKalb community. Bohl was my second pick, but apparently there is some baggage there and NIU knew. I thought Locksley would be terrific here, I remember someone posting a pic of his gorgeous wife. Stunned as to what is happening in Albuquerque now.
12-09-2010 08:40 PM
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RE: 07 Search, a quick look back
Oh my God I had forgotten about Doug Plank! ROFL.
12-09-2010 08:43 PM
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RE: 07 Search, a quick look back
Glad the powers that be didn't listen to the "experts" on that board: McCarney has won 6 and lost 30 games at NTSU....be careful what you wish for.....and leave the hiring to the professionals.
12-10-2010 10:28 AM
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RE: 07 Search, a quick look back
(12-10-2010 10:28 AM)cagy cager Wrote:  Glad the powers that be didn't listen to the "experts" on that board: McCarney has won 6 and lost 30 games at NTSU....be careful what you wish for.....and leave the hiring to the professionals.

McCarney was just hired at North Texas. His record is 0-0. He was a position coach at Florida previously. Oops.
12-10-2010 10:29 AM
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RE: 07 Search, a quick look back
At least a couple people had pipe dreams of Larry Coker, now in charge of the start-up program at UT-San Antonio. He was never linked to the job, just message board spitballing.

By my count there were 8 names linked in a credible, published kind of way.

With Fleck, Beatty, Sanders, Martin and Shafer we're at 5. I would think a couple more real names will pop up in the next couple weeks.

And maybe Doug Plank will be back to play attention whore.
12-10-2010 11:06 AM
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oops....my bad....so he is 56-85 as a head coach....compared to Kill's record of 127-73....I will take the winner.....
12-10-2010 11:41 AM
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