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6 minutes ago, dfwabel said:

Not conducting criminal investigations is not the NCAA's enforcement problem,  That's a state law enforcement and a Department of Justice problem. 

 

And you don't know that Briles did as the report does not name him or attach him to any wrongdoing.  He and the university reached a settlement, so unless a third party takes him to civil court, you are just spitballing.  Baylor has not received a Notice of Allegations, so as of now, the NCAA cannot punish and repeat the mess they stepped into when they penalized and fines Penn State.  The NCAA knowns they should not violate their enforcement bylaws again. 

 

As of June 15, the Department of Education currently has 195 schools with a total of 246 Title IX Sexual Assault investigations underway.

 

Say that 10% (20 rounding up) of the schools had sexual assaults involving varsity athletes. Where does one prioritize?  The investigators are already few and far between as it is. 

 

TLDR. Briles cannot be given a Show-Cause because there has yet to be a Notice of Allegations given to Baylor regarding major infractions 

Meant to attach this to my previous.

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15 minutes ago, lilben777 said:

So how does tim deruyter still have a job Fresno st? They was 3-9 last year and last week they blow a 31, yes 31 point lead....

 

Pat Hill was one of the best things to happen to Fresno State football.  I know from a tiny bit of experience as Nebraska played a 2-and-1 series with Fresno.  The first game was in 2011, Hill's last season at Fresno.  It was a 1-point game heading into the fourth quarter and Nebraska benefited from a 100-yard TD return by Ameer Abdullah.  Still, we were ranked #10 at the time and were on the verge of a loss to unranked Fresno.

 

Pat Hill's Bulldogs would play anybody, anywhere, anytime.  They had gravel in their guts and fire in their eyes.  One of my favorite MTN/WAC teams to root for over the years as they had a similar grit and physical football style as many teams in the old Big 8 or Big Ten.  

 

By contrast, our 2014 and 2016 Fresno State games (DeRuyter) have been lopsided tune up games before conference play.  During Hill's years, though, the Bulldogs knocked off teams like Wisconsin, KState and Oregon State (all on the road) and managed to play teams like the Leinert/Bush USC squad to only an 8-point loss.  

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On 9/10/2016 at 5:10 PM, DScruggy729 said:

You may want to add Pat Fitzgerald, with back-to-back home losses to Western Michigan and Illinois State. 

 

Fitz is a fantastic coach, IMO.  In the six years that Nebraska has played them four of the games have been settled by 3 points or less.  It's frustrating because Northwestern is the kind of team that will lose to Illinois State and then come out and hang 40 points on Michigan or Penn State.  Regardless, Pat Fitzgerald teams RARELY make mental mistakes or stupid penalties.  His kids always play really clean, fundamental football, which is often the deciding factor in close fought games.  Nothing like a last minute offsides or pass interference to throw away 55 minutes of hard work. 

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27 minutes ago, pianoknight said:

 

Pat Hill was one of the best things to happen to Fresno State football.  I know from a tiny bit of experience as Nebraska played a 2-and-1 series with Fresno.  The first game was in 2011, Hill's last season at Fresno.  It was a 1-point game heading into the fourth quarter and Nebraska benefited from a 100-yard TD return by Ameer Abdullah.  Still, we were ranked #10 at the time and were on the verge of a loss to unranked Fresno.

 

Pat Hill's Bulldogs would play anybody, anywhere, anytime.  They had gravel in their guts and fire in their eyes.  One of my favorite MTN/WAC teams to root for over the years as they had a similar grit and physical football style as many teams in the old Big 8 or Big Ten.  

 

By contrast, our 2014 and 2016 Fresno State games (DeRuyter) have been lopsided tune up games before conference play.  During Hill's years, though, the Bulldogs knocked off teams like Wisconsin, KState and Oregon State (all on the road) and managed to play teams like the Leinert/Bush USC squad to only an 8-point loss.  

And all of that led to zero conference titles in the -00's.  They were still losing the conference to Dan Hawkins led Boise State teams.  The risk always ended up backfiring during the conference season, like their lower conference southeast "cousin", Southern Miss.  Hill left before they moved to the MWC, so he kinda avoided playing against consistently better teams. 

 

DeRutyer's contract runs through the 2018 season and has a buyout of $1 million after this season and $700K after next year.  The valley may have issues coming up with the funds. The AD has been there since January 2015, but he spend 25+ years at Oregon and honestly, the pool of Ducks assistants doesn't look at promising as it was 20 months ago and the local's choice Jeff Tedford, kinda doesn't need the money and more importantly, he likely doesn't trust his latest heart issues to a Fresno-based doctor so he stays as a analyst with UW and the their hospital system. 

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Interesting thoughts on Fresno. Makes you wonder if they take a gamble on some unknown, or maybe try to pony up for a semi-known coordinator from another FBS squad. It's amazing though, that for all the in-state recruiting done by USC, UCLA, Cal & Stanford, that teams like Fresno and San Diego State still manage to get pretty awesome athletes. If I recall Marshall Faulk was a SDSU guy and he had a pretty nice career, lol.

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On 09/27/2016 at 5:40 PM, pianoknight said:

Interesting thoughts on Fresno. Makes you wonder if they take a gamble on some unknown, or maybe try to pony up for a semi-known coordinator from another FBS squad. It's amazing though, that for all the in-state recruiting done by USC, UCLA, Cal & Stanford, that teams like Fresno and San Diego State still manage to get pretty awesome athletes. If I recall Marshall Faulk was a SDSU guy and he had a pretty nice career, lol.

Fresno State is only 6th of 12 in MWC annual athletic donations (<$4.6M per year) and just 8th of 12 in total MWC revenue.

 

They could also dream of a return of an alum in Lane Kiffin, but he's not likely to return too.

 

Their donor population is aging severely too. If they are not longer to physically attend games, they stop giving money. Add to that, their attempts to raise funds to renovate Bulldog Stadium are ongoing with no architect yet selected.

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So I read this on ESPN today. Part of it just sounds so ridiculous that Texas would probably do it.

6. The Longhorns win the Tom Herman sweepstakes

It's actually not going to be much of a sweepstakes because other attractive jobs such as Auburn, Notre Dame and USC aren't going to open. The Longhorns will land Herman, the hottest name in the coaching carousel, by luring him to Austin with an annual salary of more than $6 million and a promise that he'll have some input in the hiring of Texas' new athletic director.

After guiding Houston to 23 victories in two seasons, Herman will be the obvious choice to replace Strong, and Herman will prefer Texas over LSU because of its brand and his already-established relationships with Texas high school recruits and coaches. Plus, it's a heck of a lot easier to win the Big 12 than the SEC West as long as Saban is still coaching."

Who lets the football coach decide the athletic director?!?!?!?! I know in some cases they've added the role to their duties in days past but really, Tom Herman picks his boss?!?!?!? That can't end horribly!

 

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33 minutes ago, MJWalker45 said:

So I read this on ESPN today. Part of it just sounds so ridiculous that Texas would probably do it.

6. The Longhorns win the Tom Herman sweepstakes

It's actually not going to be much of a sweepstakes because other attractive jobs such as Auburn, Notre Dame and USC aren't going to open. The Longhorns will land Herman, the hottest name in the coaching carousel, by luring him to Austin with an annual salary of more than $6 million and a promise that he'll have some input in the hiring of Texas' new athletic director.

After guiding Houston to 23 victories in two seasons, Herman will be the obvious choice to replace Strong, and Herman will prefer Texas over LSU because of its brand and his already-established relationships with Texas high school recruits and coaches. Plus, it's a heck of a lot easier to win the Big 12 than the SEC West as long as Saban is still coaching."

Who lets the football coach decide the athletic director?!?!?!?! I know in some cases they've added the role to their duties in days past but really, Tom Herman picks his boss?!?!?!? That can't end horribly!

 

FWIW, while Harbaugh was hired by an interim AD Jim Hackett, I wouldn't be shocked if he wasn't serious consulted in the hiring of his former teammate Warde Manuel, who was previously at Buffalo and UConn.

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So Tedford to Fresno State? He seems to be at the front of the pack. Kiffin is on there too but I think he'll get offered a better job somewhere to the east. Here's a thought, if Strong gets fired and Herman goes to LSU, do you think Kiffin jumps to Austin? 

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1 hour ago, MJWalker45 said:

So Tedford to Fresno State? He seems to be at the front of the pack. Kiffin is on there too but I think he'll get offered a better job somewhere to the east. Here's a thought, if Strong gets fired and Herman goes to LSU, do you think Kiffin jumps to Austin? 

He's at the front of the pack since he played there, coached there and could be had for relatively little money. Two weeks ago, Fresno State just picked AECOM as the architect for the Bulldog Stadium renovation, a project which they are saying will cost $60M (for now), but as much as $80M.

 

DeRuyter made about $1.5M/season and Kiffin, who is in the final year of his contract, makes $1.4M. In terms of buying power, Lane would take a pay cut.

 

It is hard for any major program to trust Kiffin, those at Tennessee and USC are going to spill all the things on Kiffin. 

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1 hour ago, dfwabel said:

He's at the front of the pack since he played there, coached there and could be had for relatively little money. Two weeks ago, Fresno State just picked AECOM as the architect for the Bulldog Stadium renovation, a project which they are saying will cost $60M (for now), but as much as $80M.

 

DeRuyter made about $1.5M/season and Kiffin, who is in the final year of his contract, makes $1.4M. In terms of buying power, Lane would take a pay cut.

 

It is hard for any major program to trust Kiffin, those at Tennessee and USC are going to spill all the things on Kiffin. 

I also think with Houston losing two games, Herman may be losing suitors. Texas is so dysfunctional it might allow Kiffin the time boosters don't seem to want to give Strong. 

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2 hours ago, MJWalker45 said:

I also think with Houston losing two games, Herman may be losing suitors. Texas is so dysfunctional it might allow Kiffin the time boosters don't seem to want to give Strong. 

Kiffin is 40-41 as a HC at all levels.

 

He is a proven OC, but won't be hired fir that. He will be hired to handle and do much more which he showed he wasn't the best at when working at both Tennessee and USC.

 

He embodies "The Peter Principle" for coaching hires.

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On ‎9‎/‎3‎/‎2016 at 10:28 PM, dfwabel said:

Officially announced vacancies will be in red, and officially announced replacements will be in blue.

 

LSU: Les Miles (Fired 9/25)

FIU: Ron Turner (Fired 9/25)

Purdue: Darrell Hazell (Fired 10/16)

Fresno State: Tim DeRuyter (Fired 10/23)

Baylor: Jim Grobe (Interim HC)

 

Auburn: Gus Malzhan (?)

BC: Steve Adazzio (?)

NC State: Dave Doreen (?)

Kentucky: Mark Stoops (?)

Colorado: Mike MacIntyre (?)

Penn State: James Franklin (?)

Cal: Sonny Dykes (He looked at other jobs last year)
Houston: Tom Herman (Will he take a Power 5 job if Houston isn't invited to the Big XII)

 

 

Two months later, Mike MacIntyre's job in Boulder is at about Saban/Meyer level.

 

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