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Everything posted by TheUpperHand

  1. Our record since firing him is 62 - 62. The ten years prior was 75 - 44.
  2. Yeah but that won't stop someone else from trying...
  3. It's Miller Time, of course I'm being melodramatic and not reading the full comment. Why hasn't Taggart had another offer? Beats me. Best guesses: Potentially leaving a school after one season isn't endearing to ADs. They want to be sure the coach will be around at least long enough to get a few recruiting cycles in. His style of ball might not be appealing to some of the open jobs. Getting fired mid-2nd year due to fielding some all-time bad FSU teams isn't a desirable trait in a coach. It can be tough to reconcile how, with the FSU brand and recruiting grounds, you couldn't at least talent yourself to a winning record. Any and all of these reasons Turnover purse Goods are probably too damaged for a P5 job for quite some time, he'll need to rehab at a G5 school (a la Holtz), but he's probably going to be far down the list for a lot of those schools.
  4. He def'n clowned us. He left us sitting at the bus stop, took some recruits with him, talked some smack, played sugar daddy at FSU, and then asked us to take him back when his new fling kicked him out. He's made a fool of himself. Some of us are just saying "Yes, daddy, please more" because we're in the unenviable position of being back in the cellar and he might be able to bring us back out of it.
  5. There's an old saying at USF. Clown me once...shame on...shame on you. Clown me...y-you can't get clowned again.
  6. Yeah, yeah. Mike Leach locked up a kid with a concussion and refused to cooperate with investigators. Didn't keep him from finding another job. George O' Leary killed a player and still got a statue. Taggart's S&C coach hospitalized three but that didn't stop him from tagging along with Slick Willie to FSU. What Leavitt (allegedly) did was wrong but wasn't nearly as bad as what other coaches got away with. He's paid his dues. He got kicked out of his house and it burned to the ground. We've since gotten clowned by Woolard, Harlan, Holtz, Taggart, and Strong but this is too much to handle? Pssh. What a joke.
  7. Wonder if Lane Kiffin will be applying for this one, too.
  8. I think CWT would settle down here like CSH at LTech. I don't think he'd get a P5 offer ever, or at least for a long time -- it would seem the AAC is the limit of his competency and his job hopping wouldn't endear to many ADs. I like that he understands the type of offense that needs to be run here and the type of players to look for. He is charismatic but his gimmicks run thin if he's not winning. It's also a plus that FSU would be subsidizing his pay. I would hope that he's learned enough to build a competent defensive staff versus hand things over to Raymond Woodie. I'm most afraid that his recruiting would take a hit. I think it's going to be tough to sell "We're building something here at South Florida Oregon Florida State South Florida again'" and convince a recruit you're serious this time. I do have a problem with the way he left so he'd better turn things around. I also think his hire would probably rub some boosters the wrong way.
  9. He coached on an interim basis when Paul Pasqualoni got canned. If we're gauging the viability for candidates based on how well they did at UCONN, how about: Candidate A went 43 - 19 with two conference titles and a NY6 bowl berth over his final four years with the Huskies. Candidate Bs career highlights include 34 wins with UCONN, reaching the FCS playoff quarterfinals, and a #9 ranking. The best part is both of these options are also very affordable. I'm sure Randy Edsall is going to be fired anytime now and Skip Holtz is only making $800,000 / yr at Louisiana Tech.
  10. So you’re proposing hiring the Israeli Defense Forces to persuade CCS to step down?
  11. This is on Chris O's Samford bio; seems they don't think much of our talent level, either...
  12. We're 2 - 11 against FBS team with a winning record since last year. The average score when playing against teams with a winning record this year is 13 - 35. A meltdown loss against a Top 25 team isn't going to make me forget that the overall body of work has been subpar. Unless he can pull out bowl eligibility, he needs to go. If we wouldn't have laid eggs against GT and Temple, we wouldn't be in the position of needing these last games to scrape our way into the toilet bowl. There's no excuse for going from 10 wins (with a bowl over an SEC team) to 7 wins (with a 6 game L streak and a home bowl loss to a G5 team) to (probably) 4 losses and no bowl. Fickell has Cincy at the top of the conference in his year 3. There's no reason Charlie shouldn't have at least 7 wins in year 3. He seems like a nice enough guy but it's looking like he's set to bring in another average class and there's not much to suggest to me that we're going to look much better next year.
  13. He IS making a difficult decision — it just may not be the decision we want.
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