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College football, week 1 thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Alma, Aug 27, 2019.

  1. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    I guess he's laughing. He certainly isn't coaching.
  2. HappyCurmudgeon

    HappyCurmudgeon Well-Known Member

    Lincoln Riley is 35 years old. He'll be in the NFL before he's 38.
  3. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Why when one has a chance to be at a school that will pay close to NFL level salary for a decade or more if you're a consistent winner would one jump to some loser NFL franchise where the odds of being fired after two or three years is very high? Nick Saban treated Miami disgracefully. But he figured out he wasn't cut out for the NFL, which was treating himself very well.
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  4. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    He's making 6 million dollars per year at OU now.
    Gets another 1 million dollar bonus if he's at the school in April 2021.
    Why go through the headache and the stress?
    If I'm him, I'm staying my ass right there in Norman and never ever leaving. See: Stoops, Bob.
    They can mention his name for every job under God's Blue Heaven, but he's never going anywhere.
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  5. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    For one, no more recruiting bullshit and NCAA to deal with. For another, you climb that mountain because it's there. For another, maybe he'd be really good as an NFL coach and set himself up with generational money.

    And, hell, if he sucked in the NFL, there would be a shit-ton of schools willing to offer him crazy money in his return to college.
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2019
  6. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    At least wait until you start hearing from the alums - then wait until Jerry offers a Gruden deal (plus 10 percent).
  7. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Mussburger would have encouraged that.
  8. nafselon

    nafselon Well-Known Member

    People don't seem to grasp that college football isn't going anywhere and the same money that is there now will be there after he spends five years in the NFL and makes $50M to suck or he happens to be good and make twice that much.

    Plus these guys live for challenging themselves. Nick Saban had no reason to leave LSU for the Miami Dolphins other than he wanted the challenge of coaching pro. He didn't like it, left and got a better job going back to college. Money is way too good not to try. He's 35 years old and might not want to spend the next 20 in Norman, Oklahoma.
  9. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    He should already have that, if he has a lick of common sense.
  10. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    A big time college football coach who's a consistent winner is an emperor. Belichick, the winningest coach in post Super Bowl NFL history, isn't even that. He has an occasionally uneasy power-sharing arrangement with Kraft and Brady. An NFL coach faces CONSTANT insecurity a top-shelf college coach never does. And as Chip Kelly is proving, it ain't that easy to move to the NFL, fail, then return to college and succeed.
  11. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Even Belichick has been reminded by Kraft in the last few years who the owner is. Same thing Jones pulled on Johnson.
  12. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    Haven't watched a minute of UCLA, have you?
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