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December 6, 2012, 11:07 AM
Class act, that Barry Alvarez. Gotta love him.
December 6, 2012  11:26 AM ET

BIG...how about we send Urban to coach them in this game?

December 6, 2012  12:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

BIG...how about we send Urban to coach them in this game?

B-i-G is in favor of ANYTHING that sends Urban someplace outside of Cbus...

December 6, 2012  12:28 PM ET

I... don't... understand...

December 6, 2012  01:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

B-i-G is in favor of ANYTHING that sends Urban someplace outside of Cbus...

Agreed...I was trying to bring her some holiday Cheer!

December 6, 2012  02:32 PM ET

I also read where the Wisconsin AD said they would not try to poach Paul Chryst back from Pitt. Double classy.

December 6, 2012  11:43 PM ET

Who they playin'?

December 7, 2012  12:29 AM ET

I think it is classless and selfish when a coach leaves mid-season.


You lead your team to a decent season, qualify for a bowl, then pack your bags and head off to another school (which most likely isn't going to a bowl game - or they wouldn't be hiring you).

What do you say to your athletes?
"Great season guys. We've been thru a lot together. I love ya'll.
Well, ... ah ..., I'm oughta here. I found a team I love more.
Good luck in your bowl game!"

Not right.


I know the new school wants the coach to arrive asap for recruiting and setting up the new coaching staff, but these coaches need to start telling the new school, "Hey, I started this season with my team, and I'm going to finish it with them. I'm not going to hang my kids out to dry at the proudest athletic moment of their lives.
And, I'll do the same for you and your athletes when I leave this school."

Recruiting can always wait a few weeks.
Maybe the new school misses out on a few key athletes. So what?
Is that worth having a hc that doesn't put his athletes first?

Plus, doesn't the new school have other recruiters?
So they tell recruits, "Hey, I'm recruiting you for now because your new hc wanted to coach his kids in their bowl game."

This gives the new coach the added advantage of telling potential recruits (and their parents) that he cares about his athletes and that's why he refused to leave his old school, even though it was for a better job, until the season was over.

THAT is a coach that shows he cares about his athletes.
And that what is what 17 year olds love to hear.
I can't imagine a better recruiting tool in the long run.

And if the new school is looking for a coach that's in it for the long run, one would think they would acquiesce and allow the new coach to show up in early January instead of early December.

December 7, 2012  01:10 AM ET

And yes - a paws up to Barry Alvarez for taking the reigns.

December 7, 2012  05:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I also read where the Wisconsin AD said they would not try to poach Paul Chryst back from Pitt. Double classy.

Agreed. It would be a disaster for Pitt to lose two consecutive coaches after just one year. Alvarez has always been a class act.

December 7, 2012  06:09 AM ET

Wabbit, the jilted school administration may have something to say about the departure date/time of a coach bound for another school. "You are leaving, leave now. Security will escort you to your transportation. You have until 4:30 PM to gather your personal effects."

December 7, 2012  11:16 AM ET

I think its awesome, I have always like Alvarez.

December 7, 2012  11:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Wabbit, the jilted school administration may have something to say about the departure date/time of a coach bound for another school. "You are leaving, leave now. Security will escort you to your transportation. You have until 4:30 PM to gather your personal effects."

This is true.

I agree with CR's sentiment 100%, but Tinnie's reality sometimes trumps that. But if given the opportunity, coaches that would finish out with their bowlbound team would definitely get a gold star in my book.

December 7, 2012  11:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

This is true.I agree with CR's sentiment 100%, but Tinnie's reality sometimes trumps that. But if given the opportunity, coaches that would finish out with their bowlbound team would definitely get a gold star in my book.

Darrell Hazell, coach of Kent State, is going to be the HC at Purdue. HOWEVER...he asked and got permission from both schools and he is coaching Kent State while also beginning his duties at Purdue...putting in some long hours, but I think he felt it was something he had to do.

On the other hand, Malzhan, former coach at Arky State (who is playing Kent State) has gone

 
December 7, 2012  03:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Darrell Hazell, coach of Kent State, is going to be the HC at Purdue. HOWEVER...he asked and got permission from both schools and he is coaching Kent State while also beginning his duties at Purdue...putting in some long hours, but I think he felt it was something he had to do. On the other hand, Malzhan, former coach at Arky State (who is playing Kent State) has gone

Honor. Some still have it, and some wouldn't know it if it bit them on the *ss.

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