Who will replace Riley at blow/u

Discussion in 'On The Field' started by EDT, Nov 28, 2021.

  1. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 2,500+ Posts

    Any real chance Bob comes back? He is loyal, loves the program, and possibly could be swayed if it looks like they are in a tight spot. Does anyone know the level of interest or disinterest that might exist there on either side?
     
  2. LonghornCatholic

    LonghornCatholic Catholic like Sarkisian

    I wonder if they’ll try to convince Stoops to come back full time? He’s the only sure shot, imo.
     
  3. theiioftx

    theiioftx Sponsor Deputy

    Honestly Stoops was obviously a great coach, but I believe he is past his time. Why did he leave early if he still had winning coaching left to do?
     
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  4. bystander

    bystander 5,000+ Posts

    Yesterday, I heard an OU beat reporter being interviewed by Dan Patrick and he said Stoops would not be interested in the job on a permanent basis. Too much stress with portal transfers and he doesn't do Tik Tok.
     
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  5. HornHuskerDad

    HornHuskerDad 5,000+ Posts

    Replacing a guy like Lincoln, who had a great record at ou, could scare off some good candidates. If the expectation is "No drop-off from Lincoln's record," it's a no-win situation for the new coach - if he succeeds, he only did what was expected, and if there is any drop-off, he's a bum who can't meet the expectations.
    Rather than being the "guy who replaces Riley," it could be better to be the "guy who replaces the guy who replaced Riley."
     
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  6. LonghornDave

    LonghornDave 1,000+ Posts

    That is why John Blake type hire is the right move. Charlie Strong to the moon. (he knows how to make Texas lose).
     
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  7. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    Solich agrees
     
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  8. bystander

    bystander 5,000+ Posts

    Yet Lincoln thrived being the guy who replaced Stoops.
     
  9. theiioftx

    theiioftx Sponsor Deputy

    Thanks to the QB portal. I think Riley knew those days were over for him at OU.
     
  10. Chop

    Chop 5,000+ Posts

    I just hope they don't take Fickell.

    Anyone else on the boards, I think we'll consistently beat.

    Someone to watch--Clawson of Wake Forest. (now there's a man who can scout, identify, recruit, and develop top QBs; a top notch offense-side mind)
     
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  11. bystander

    bystander 5,000+ Posts

    Money talks... BUT... if Fickle can get into the playoff at Cincinnati, then why go to Notre Dame when the academic standards can be a bit of a hand-cuff?
     
  12. Chop

    Chop 5,000+ Posts

    Well, he wouldn't have that problem at OU...

    I don't want to see Fickell against us on an annual basis at OU. He could build, and maintain, a monster.
     
  13. bystander

    bystander 5,000+ Posts

    Yeah, but I'm thinking Big 12 v SEC when it comes to being the coach at OU or Cinn...
     
  14. Chop

    Chop 5,000+ Posts

    Fickell is in the catbird seat. He could stay at Cincy and command more $$$$, or go this year, or next year, or the year after... Somebody will target him.
     
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  15. n64ra

    n64ra 1,000+ Posts

    What about if he died last year of a heart attack?
     
  16. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    I think all but 15-20 people are "candidates". The schools where guys probably wouldn't throw it against the wall to see if it sticks right now: Bama, UGA, Aggy, UT, tOSU, PSU, MSU, MU, USC, UCLA, ND, Clemson,??? Throw in Scott Frost, Gundy and a few others who are at their dream job and everyone else is could be a candidate. The list would be smaller if Sark left.
     
  17. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    But he has to wait it out. And with the recruiting timeline we're living in most schools won't wait it out with him.
     
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  18. HornHuskerDad

    HornHuskerDad 5,000+ Posts

    ^Excellent point, Bubba. OU needs to move quickly to have any chance to save some of the recruiting class - and Fickell is likely to be in the playoffs with Cincy, making him unavailable until late January.
     
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  19. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Bubba,

    If Bob is temporary, bring back Bobby Jack & Scott to help finish this year's recruiting.
     
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  20. n64ra

    n64ra 1,000+ Posts

    Brian Kelly has shown you don't have to wait to see if your current team makes the CFP before bolting. ND is in the CFP if Baylor and Houston win.
     
  21. n64ra

    n64ra 1,000+ Posts

    I think Stoops likes the bowl game and gets the full time gig for 2022 and lasts through the rest of the Big 12 seasons.
     
  22. 1963_Frosh

    1963_Frosh 250+ Posts

    I can't believe no one has suggested Tom Herman. He has impeccable credentials at supporting his players. I'm sure at one time someone sang Boola Boola (the tune Boomer Sooner is based on) at a minstrel show and he could get OU to ban their own fight song, and remove the statue of that racist Bud Wilkinson.
     
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  23. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    Save Tom!!!!!

    I liked the idea of Stoops for a short period but it was pointed out people would recruit against his long term stability there.
     
  24. theiioftx

    theiioftx Sponsor Deputy

    Notebook will end up in TRFC as soon as O’Brien picks up a HC job which might be this year.
     
  25. LonghornDave

    LonghornDave 1,000+ Posts

    This is crazy

     
  26. EDT

    EDT 1,000+ Posts

    I have said less and got put in Dion's dog house for not posting in West mall, good luck!
     
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  27. wadster

    wadster 5,000+ Posts

    Trouble is if recruits know he's a one year coach, that leaves too much uncertainty. They need stability right now and Stoops can't offer that. Venebles is their best bet but might he be pissed from his departure. Wasn't that amicable is my understanding and many were wanting him gone.
     
  28. theiioftx

    theiioftx Sponsor Deputy

    @Dionysus i need to report a repeat offender.
     
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  29. Run Pincher

    Run Pincher 1,000+ Posts

    This x100. I can't figure out why the brain trusts in Norman haven't already signed Tom Herman. The obvious choice. Then after that the second obvious choice is Ed Orgeron. 3rd is Charlie Strong. C'mon OU what are you waiting for. Let's get it done.
     
  30. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 2,500+ Posts

    This^^^^
    I think Riley was about to be found out. He will still get some great QBs and thrive for awhile off his recently garnered rep...but I think he got real lucky with the Mayfield, Murray, Hurts timing...and he knows it.
     

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