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2019-20 college football coaching carousel

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by jlee, Nov 3, 2019.

  1. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Probably true. I've heard mixed reports about Mel. I think it's more the timing than anything.
  2. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    CU statement just released:

    BOULDER--University of Colorado head football coach Mel Tucker has informed CU Athletic Director Rick George that he is resigning his position, effective immediately. George issued this statement Wednesday morning:

    "We are disappointed to see Coach Tucker leave," George said. "We are excited about the upward trajectory of our football program and we'll get to work immediately hiring the next head coach to build on our momentum and lead our young men. We're confident this program is on the verge of competing at the highest level and has the resources and support in place to do so for a long time."

    The search process for a permanent replacement is already underway.
  3. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    When I talked to him in late October, I guess the reports were that Tucker was running them into the ground at practice and they had nothing left. He also wasn't thrilled with the quarterback leaving the USC game to be checked for a concussion and then being tossed back into the game immediately, then sticking with the kid when he was clearly off.
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  4. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Yeah, notice quite clearly the absence of the usual "we thank coach Tucker for his efforts and wish him the best," etc etc etc.
    None of that crap.
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Mel Tucker, Saturday afternoon.

  6. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Who cares? None of us reading this nor any CU booster wouldn't do the damn thing for that amount of money.

  7. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    SOP for every coaching search in history.
  8. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Not that Dan Enos was or ever should have been a candidate (for HC; his real level is probably QB coach) for the Sparty job, but it was fun to note that when Enos's name popped up in the conversation as a half-joking "last chance"/ " stranger things have happened," it was quickly slapped down with, "no way in hell, he has no shot, he is persona non grata because Saban is mad at him for jumping his contract."

    So after the Fickell fiasco, they moved back to Tucker, who apparently holds the Saban seal of approval. And then got him to jump his contract!!
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2020
  9. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    I agree, but give CU a chance to match it then. Don't out and out lie for four days.

    Again, the timing is really the worst part of this.
  10. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    He was only in Boulder for one year. He did seem to improve the recruiting.
  11. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Well, the first mention (Friday?!?) of Sparty interest should have been a clue to CU that he was at least thinking about the opening. From the sounds of things CU probably wouldn't, or couldn't, have matched.
  12. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    Bieniemy was the Offensive Coordinator in Boulder during the disastrous tenure of Jon Embree, which lasted two years. In 2012 the offense ranked fourth from the bottom in yards per game in the F.C.S.

    As an alum I hope Bieniemy does not return.
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