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Syracuse looking again.
I think the Bills got a good coach. I would have been very happy to see Marrone as the Browns choice,
Just more proof that all coaches are scumbags. Leaving your alma mater a month before NSD and while your school is on its way to the ACC. Hope he fails miserably.
If all coaches are scumbags then none of them are scumbags and its just the nature of the profession.
When Gallup does it's most trusted professions they need to have College Football Coach in there. I bet they would rank lower than Congress and care sales man.
It's their profession. He got a better job not sure how that equates to being a scumbag as you put it.
I dont get it..he's getting a promotion but b/c he went to Cuse and its close to signing day he should turn it down?
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On the other hand, if Syracuse had gone 5-7, the Orange brass probably would have fired him.
One thing is certain. They gave the man an extremely challenging 2012 schedule with only five home games and OOC games against BCS schools like Northwestern, Minnesota, USC and Missouri. Even their FCS opponent was a tough one in Stony Brook.
I spoke with a coach that suggested Syracuse was setting Marrone up to fail so they could fire him.
Yeah but he went Pro. Won't be taking any recruits with him or assistant coaches(maybe). It is different and easier to swallow if you are a Syracuse fan. Are there any recruits we could poach? (-;
This post was edited by Bearcatmac 15 months ago
I'm responding to the coaching changes as a man who has been married to the same woman,lived in the same house , and had the same job all for over 30 years and I'm a very happy man. My family is more than my wife and my children ,but also the community in which I serve.My decisions impact many and I take this very seriously.I don't understand how anyone can so quickly leave those they are suppose to care about.not saying they are wrong just that their thinking and feelings are alien to me.To say CBJ childrem wanted to leave again seems to be a stretch.Seems that the real "family" is the coach 's personal ego.As a 30 year die hard UC fan i take a coach leaving a bit personally as if they rejected me since they rejected my University and city.You all know the coaches personally ,but the rest of us only see the outer layer so that we don't have the same warm and fuzzy about CBJ.I realize this is all about money but with us sports should be fun and honarable.It has become a job for us as fans also.How long will a coach stay or what league will we be in now populate our thoughts and not how we should look forward to watching a game.College sports have become so money driven,I now only watch UC play and the rest of the time I find something else to do.Sorry this is so long but I feel others share my feelings
Actually probably proves that all college jobs are actually stepping stone jobs as the NFL is always looking to replace coaches.
Perhaps that is what I have been trying to say for the last month.
PS: But only my 2nd city.
Not Everyone is happy doing the same thing for 30 years. Some people want to move around and try different things.
Marrone couldn't even win the BE. If I was him I would have jumped at the Bills job too. Before anyone realized he got out coached by coaches who weren't even considered NFL quality. Sorrry but I don't think the guy was all that. JMO.
Don't deny that.Not my point.It is about commitment to a group of people for more than a few years when a sudden change impacts many lives and the decision process is rather abrupt.Part of the problem is the NCAA is about the haves and the have nots.99% are have nots and we are one of them. We sit awaiting what the haves do and are powerless to impact this.Schools like OSU and their fans never have to go through with this and are oblivious to what the rest of us go through regularly. Talked to my eye doctor who is a big OSU fan who stated to me all schools cheat like OSU and that he believes PBS should be given free to OSU since they will bring money to the city.That arrogance only comes from the power they wield while we worry about how long our next coached stays while the last one discussed "family" and left many young men out to try.And the response I hear is he has to take care of his "family". you can't have it both ways.I hope sports and life are more than money.Though I'm beginning to doubt it.
Rudy, for the most part I understand and agee with you, but...
1) This is a "job" and not a marriage. Marone never took a "till death parts us" vow nor did Syracuse. He was hired to do a job, he did the job, now he's moving on. What is more, he was an NFL guy and is simply moving back to the NFL. There is no betrayal, there is no foul here.
2) Yes, coaching stability is really important in building a program. Having Woody Hayes and Jim Tressel as the long-term faces of a program is a huge asset. But how many Buckeye fans like to remember the eight years of John Cooper's tenure? And the fact that he was dismissed...all the while winning 8-9 games a year...but mainly because his teams couldn't beat Michigan? Wanna get a Buckeye going? Ask them about Coop... And then all you'll hear is how they gave him "too much time" and didn't run him off quick enough.
So it goes both ways. Where was the "family" feeling for Cooper? Yeah, it's an asset to OSU that they aren't hiring their third coach in four years. Got that.
Besides, it is really hard for me to weep too much for the 'Cuse. Karma.
I'm not really talking about Marrone as it circumstance with the NFL is a bit difference as I'm not really aware of syracuse situation.I'm not even looking at CBK and his departure.Most of my response is to CBJ and his family mantra as he was doing his best to leave the family.I know coaches get fired but rarely is it early in the contract and even if it happens they get financially rewarded.Coaches leaving programs on short notice ,breaking their contracts happens very frequently.I wander what some of the players on UC 's team that have seen two coaches think about commitment and how much they trust people in whom they are asked to believe in.
Not to be too picky, but if we are going to say we won 4 of the last 5 BE championships (which I fully will say we did) then he gets credit for winning the Big East this year.
Technically, yes. But if you aren't the BCS bowl representative, you finished at best, second. And they lost to UC this year.
I think Marrone did a good job rebuilding Syracuse. IMO we were VERY VERY luck to beat Syracuse this year.
Now who's "feeling sorry" for themselves? We beat Syracuse. Period.
"Lucky" is not a factor, in the end.
And yes, Marrone did a fantastic job rebuilding Syracuse. Especially with the difficult schedule they played. He is a good coach.
This post was edited by JerryKliner 15 months ago
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