Coaching News and Rumors from Other Teams

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  1. Badass

    Badass 2,500+ Posts

    our old buddy is moving up in the coaching world ....

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  2. beijinghorn1

    beijinghorn1 500+ Posts

    Poor Kevin Steele got fired without cause after 2 months at Tennessee. Poor guy is only going to collect $860,000. Tennessee expects him to seek employment as it would offset the $860,000 owed to him. Perhaps Baylor would give him another look.
  3. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    WOW, that was short lived... did Tennessee get buyers remorse after poor recruiting or did Steele get caught with the Chancellors underage daughter or something else?
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  4. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

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  5. mb227

    mb227 2,500+ Posts

    Articles I am seeing say fired without cause...which I found to be...ummm...interesting.

    Makes me wonder if he uttered the wrong thing to the wrong person but it is something that, by itself, is not termination grounds due to #1A protections...
  6. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    It's Kevin Steele:

    1) Not enough room in offices for the entourage of NCAA investigators that set up office wherever he goes

    2) Tennessee had a "palace coup" when Phat Phil ousted Johnny Majors and took over.

    Tennessee had a "palace coup" when the Haslims took over, but that was more about them buying the program.

    Tennessee had a "palace coup" when Phat Phil got the Haslims to make him AD after a series of failed/embarrassing coaching hires

    Tennessee had a "palace coup" when Phat Phil ousted the Haslim family from all Tennessee athletics so he was "king 0f Knoxville".

    My bet would be that Steele was trying to organize yet another coup to takeover as HC, but his supporters raised a whopping $22 before discovered. Steele's resume can be found on top of Todd Graham's such places as San Marcos, Lawrence, KS, Boulder, USF, Blacksburg, Morgantown, Westwood, College Park, CYFair ISD & Frisco ISD.
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  7. beijinghorn1

    beijinghorn1 500+ Posts

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    beijinghorn1 500+ Posts

  9. Detective Shilala

    Detective Shilala 2,500+ Posts

    Chicago has found themselves a Urine Analyst
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  10. rick mueller

    rick mueller Burnt Orange Bleeder

    And a water consumption analyst and a woke analyst and a locker demolition analyst and a binder analyst. All this and a Mensa to boot.
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  11. X Misn Tx

    X Misn Tx 2,500+ Posts

    Got sideways with a donor? Something like that?
  12. beijinghorn1

    beijinghorn1 500+ Posts

    He was hired by previous coach. i think it is probable that the new coach thinks he can get a better coach.
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  13. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    Or not want a coach who will stab him in the back if given the chance.
  14. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 2,500+ Posts

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  15. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 2,500+ Posts

    They probably just hired him to get the binder so they would know what not to do in any given situation

    (Unless the Bears plan on playing in any bowl games any time soon, that is)
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  16. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 2,500+ Posts

    I am not trying to make a political statement here.. just stating a fact...
    Many may not realize this but the Stillwater area is quickly morphing into a more liberal culture. You could be onto something here...and I can't imagine things will get any more comfortable for a guy like Gundy in that environment.
  17. mb227

    mb227 2,500+ Posts

    Gundy should be ok...he's a MAN after all...albeit a few years older than 40...
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  18. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    That article on LSU is pretty damming and extends well through Bergeron.
    KU gets what they deserve when they hired him even after the 2013 investigations.
    How does Bama and Sabin stay above it all?
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  19. LonghornDave

    LonghornDave 1,000+ Posts

    Rumors are that the "culture" continued after he left and some suspect this is dredged up to get a replacement for Coach O.
  20. beijinghorn1

    beijinghorn1 500+ Posts

    I was actually referencing the old rumors that he rubbed T Boone Pickens (RIP) and a couple of other high flying donors the wrong way.
  21. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    It's no secret that T Boone didn't talk to Gundy for almost two years, but at no time was Gundy's job in jeopardy. Pickens had been around long enough to know that it is almost impossible to get someone to take the job. He remembers the days when Pat Jones couldn't get anyone to come be his assistants/coordinators. In fact, Gundy got his first job (not grad assistant) because an old friend of Jones agreed to be his OC ONLY if he could persuade Gundy to be QB coach & call the plays, which Mike had never done.

    He got Jimmy Johnson to "pass through" when Barry & that same assistant coach recommended Boone hire Johnson. Les Miles was a leftover when no one would take the job.

    The old AD is going to be hanging around for a few more years, and the new guy isn't going to rock the boat, particularly with Conoco & Phillips 66 having moved to Houston. A change now could tank recruiting & player development, meaning oSu becomes Kansas & K-State's homecoming games.
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  22. beijinghorn1

    beijinghorn1 500+ Posts

    When I lived there from 2012-2015 there were constant rumors that T Boone Pickens was trying to get him fired because he wanted to see OSU win a National Championship before he dies and he believed as I think everyone else on the planet believes, there is no way in hell that Gundy will win one. Plus find me a OSU fan who is not tired of losing to OU. It was always said that the AD was the guy in the room who reminded everyone of all the facts that you are mentioning and kept the dogs off of Gundy. So if he is still going to be a big presence, I see Gundy staying, if not, I really think he will be gone in 2-3 years unless they can beat OU one or two times. Of course, this is just a bunch of gibberish I heard from OSU fans and guys on the radio. I absolutely never spoke to anyone of any importance at OSU so I do not want to pretend like I have any "good sources".
  23. LonghornCatholic

    LonghornCatholic Catholic like Sarkisian

    I guess they’re satisfied with living just a hair above mediocrity.
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  24. beijinghorn1

    beijinghorn1 500+ Posts

    I think it is more along the lines of we are not the only ones who do not like a
    Gundy has many of the same personality traits of Tom Herman and game time decisions. He has an equally awful (actually worse) record against OU and like UT many at OSU thought that they had a chance to compete for a National Championship this year and would certainly beat OU in their "rebuilding year". As I said I do not know any power brokers at OSU, but if Gundy loses his guardian angel, I think his time in Stillwater will be short lived.
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  25. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 2,500+ Posts

    Gotcha. I see now..
    I thought you were referencing the cultural/political climate there and a little if the heat he was taking a couple of times over the last year or two.
    Someone must like him because it seems (at least from the outside) that he weathers controversy pretty well.
    Sounds like you have a few connections to the area and probably know more than I do. All I have is one of my wife's relatives who just moved there for business.
    Sabre may be right on the "not wanting to rock the boat" ..for now at least.. bit.
  26. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Winebibber

    As long as the hair is gloriously long and wavy AND on the back of the head then Gundy has it covered!
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  27. I_Dont_Exist

    I_Dont_Exist 1,000+ Posts

    Les Miles gone. Possible replacements.
    Willie Fitz- Tulane
    Lance Leopold- Buffalo
    Jay Norvell- Nevada
    Skip Holtz' LA Tech
    I'd go after Bill Clark at UAB but my guess is he'd have no interest. Worst that could happen is he says no and you move on.
  28. yelladawgdem

    yelladawgdem 2,500+ Posts

    Gundy has beaten OU twice. That makes him the second winningest coach against OU in school history. Bob Simmons won three times, 1995, 1997 & 1998 (don't ask why, but I was actually at all three of those games), and got fired in 2000.

    So Gundy's record against Big Brother is not an issue. Unlike the folk in Brazos County, despite all of their bluster, they really don't expect to beat Big Brother.

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  29. BornOrange0855

    BornOrange0855 100+ Posts

    From afar, and not really paying that close attention anyway, seems to me OSU is in a much better place with Gundy than they ever were before his arrival. Personality traits? In game decisions? I haven't got a clue as to what the man is like. I pay attention to OSU once, maybe twice a year.

    Miles was a joke when he was the coach at LSU. He got lucky several times in spite of totally brain dead decisions. I can't help but wonder how some of these men get head coaching jobs. The word "genius" gets tossed around when referring to some coaches in football these days. "Dumb jock" should be used way more in my opinion. The game has evolved from the days of nothing more than a rugby scrum. But it ain't rocket science.
  30. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    Poor KU football... program thought Miles could bring a little magic and attention to their floundering program.

    KU is a football HC graveyard.... some coach itching to be a HC will probably take the gig for moving up the ladder to the top, the $$$ and if they fail, future AD's will ignore that he got fired from KU because - after all - it is KU football.

    KU has become what Kansas State was in the 70's.
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