VoyForums

VoyUser Login optional ] [ Contact Forum Admin ] [ Main index ] [ Post a new message ] [ Search | Check update time | Archives: 12345678910 ]
Subject: UCONN


Author:
RAY YALE FOOTBALL FAN
[ Next Thread | Previous Thread | Next Message | Previous Message ]
Date Posted: 12:05:22 12/26/16 Mon

UCONN COACH BOB DIACO HAS BEEN TERMINATED AFTER THREE YEARS.

[ Next Thread | Previous Thread | Next Message | Previous Message ]

Replies:
[> Subject: Re: UCONN


Author:
Diogenes
[ Edit | View ]

Date Posted: 13:11:18 12/26/16 Mon

2-10, 6-7 and 3-9. Tough business.

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[> [> Subject: Re: UCONN


Author:
Calvin
[ Edit | View ]

Date Posted: 13:39:10 12/27/16 Tue

Rex Ryan is available. His record a Buffalo was much better - almost .500.

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[> [> [> Subject: The Bills will pay Rex $16.9 million


Author:
Diogenes
[ Edit | View ]

Date Posted: 15:51:48 12/27/16 Tue

He was fired after 2 years of a 5 year contract and there remains a $16.9 million guarantee which the Bills will honor.

Can you imagine Rex and his brother engaging in home visits to 17 and 18 year old recruits?

Buy a motor home and see the world.

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[> [> [> [> Subject: Re: The Bills will pay Rex $16.9 million


Author:
sparman
[ Edit | View ]

Date Posted: 17:42:20 12/27/16 Tue

You have to wonder what makes these teams give out such contracts, or maybe they have too much money to think clearly. Then again, so do some colleges - how many former coaches is Notre Dame paying?

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[> [> [> [> [> Subject: Re: The Bills will pay Rex $16.9 million


Author:
An Observer
[ Edit | View ]

Date Posted: 19:31:09 12/27/16 Tue

Irrational optimism is a powerful influence on human behavior. The Bills committed to a contract two years ago which was way richer than it had to be because, in their own minds, they had to confirm and ratify their decision that Ryan was the best choice.

It's not like the world was rushing to hire Ryan. The Jets had just fired him. He needed a job. The Bills probably could have offered him a one-year contract and had him happily accept it, much like Fitzpatrick ultimately accepted a one-year deal from the Jets.

I believe that 2016 was the final season that Notre Dame paid Charlie Weis and I further believe that Kansas is still paying him.

Irrational optimism is a powerful influence in other spheres. Before Trump's election, many market prognosticators opined that a Trump victory would lead to a 5-10% correction in US equities. Instead, they've rallied about 8% on optimism that everything potentially good will come to pass: deregulation, lower taxes, steeper yield curve, repatriation of foreign cash, Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny.

Optimism. Ain't it great?

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Re: The Bills will pay Rex $16.9 million


Author:
foehi
[ Edit | View ]

Date Posted: 22:32:54 12/27/16 Tue

It's all about branding. Rex Ryan was a brand as was his father going back to the '86 Bears. My guess is that hiring a brand name coach for a small town franchise like the Bills was big news. There was success in his background but now that success is farther and farther in the past and his brand is severely tarnished. Without a big re-branding as a successful coordinator somewhere, he's done.

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[> [> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Re: The Bills will pay Rex $16.9 million


Author:
Al's Wingman
[ Edit | View ]

Date Posted: 20:48:37 12/29/16 Thu

Rex was a much better defensive coordinator than head coach. That's how it works out sometimes, people think just because a guy is a successful coordinator he would make a good head coach.

Ironically, Rob Ryan has always been a mediocre defensive coordinator and he was never asked to be a head coach even by his main benefactor Al Davis. Rob also is more of a loose cannon than Rex. Both have more than worn out their welcome in the NFL.

Also, Buddy Ryan was not a great head coach either. He did ok with Philly but his "Buddy Bull" act wore thin in Arizona.

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[> [> [> [> Subject: gotta remember


Author:
holtsledge
[ Edit | View ]

Date Posted: 21:40:17 12/27/16 Tue

The Pegula's have serious change
He sold his Nat gas biz at the height of the market 10 yrs ago for 4 bill, which he started for 7500
He donated 100 mil to PSU to start and fund D-1 hockey program and build a new rink. He then bought Buffalo Sabres for 185 mil and after Ralph Wilson died he bought the Bills. He wants to win and isn't afraid to spend his money chasing his dream

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[> [> [> [> [> Subject: Re: gotta remember


Author:
sparman
[ Edit | View ]

Date Posted: 22:17:46 12/27/16 Tue

If he keeps hiring Rex Ryan types, he will be dreaming a long time.

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[> [> [> [> Subject: Re: The Bills will pay Rex $16.9 million


Author:
Calvin
[ Edit | View ]

Date Posted: 11:03:01 12/28/16 Wed

I know this will brand me as a hopeless softy, but I always feel sad to see someone lose their job with a baby on the way.

http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.2799318.1474377421!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/article_750/colts-bills-football.jpg

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[> [> [> [> [> Subject: Re: The Bills will pay Rex $16.9 million


Author:
holtsledge
[ Edit | View ]

Date Posted: 11:06:52 12/28/16 Wed

that's funny Cal

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Maybe Rob Ryan...


Author:
Jack Hatfield
[ Edit | View ]

Date Posted: 12:26:16 12/28/16 Wed

...merely attempted to surreptitiously steal a bunch of office supplies after he heard that he was about to be fired? ;)

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[> [> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Re: Maybe Rob Ryan...


Author:
Calvin
[ Edit | View ]

Date Posted: 15:31:45 12/28/16 Wed

No, seems to be a lemming sort of thing.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CqKOPeMXEAAkP_u.jpg

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[> [> [> [> [> Subject: Year-End Summary


Author:
An Observer
[ Edit | View ]

Date Posted: 11:37:57 12/28/16 Wed

Ivy League Sports Board Best Poster of 2016: Calvin

Congratulations and thank you.

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Re: Year-End Summary


Author:
holtsledge
[ Edit | View ]

Date Posted: 13:06:24 12/28/16 Wed

I second the nomination of Cal as POY

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[> [> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Re: Year-End Summary


Author:
Calvin
[ Edit | View ]

Date Posted: 15:15:18 12/28/16 Wed

Thanks. If I get all the illegal alien votes that Trump described, I might win.

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[> Subject: Re: UCONN


Author:
An Observer
[ Edit | View ]

Date Posted: 15:10:24 12/27/16 Tue

UConn, the East of the Hudson Rutgers.

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[> Subject: Re: UCONN


Author:
Al's Wingman
[ Edit | View ]

Date Posted: 22:24:14 12/27/16 Tue

Pegula is all cash and no common sense.

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[> [> Subject: kinda like


Author:
holtsledge
[ Edit | View ]

Date Posted: 07:34:15 12/28/16 Wed

Skins owner Snyder

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[> [> [> Subject: Re: Pegula & Nick Saban


Author:
Al's Wingman
[ Edit | View ]

Date Posted: 22:03:21 12/28/16 Wed

I know it sounds crazy but I would not surprised if Pegula made an offer to Nick Saban he could not refuse. On the surface, Saban is sitting peachy at AL but it is well known his ego wants to succeed in the NFL (just like Steve Spurrier did when he jumped). I know Saban already tried the NFL with Miami but now that he has proven all that needs to be proven at the college level, he does have instructions to his agent to listen to pro jobs if they come inquiring. It already happened once we know about with the NY Giants calling. They only gave him a few hours to make up his mind and it did not happen.

It is a totally an ego thing and with Saban getting up there in age, he knows he is on the clock to either do it or live with the regret he did not try and conquer the best.

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[> [> [> [> Subject: Re: Pegula & Nick Saban


Author:
An Observer
[ Edit | View ]

Date Posted: 22:43:30 12/28/16 Wed

If Nick Saban were to return to the NFL, especially if he went to a downtrodden franchise like the Bills, it would be an enormous risk, given the ego issues described by Al's Wingman. At his current pace at Alabama, he would retire as literally the most accomplished coach in college football history. Going back to the NFL would put all of that at risk.

Two of the many reasons that Saban wins in college is that (1) he is a very skilled recruiter; and (2) he can get 19- and 20- year-olds to follow a strict regimen with exception. Neither of those skills translates well to the NFL.

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[> [> [> [> [> Subject: Re: Pegula & Nick Saban


Author:
Al's Wingman
[ Edit | View ]

Date Posted: 01:09:36 12/29/16 Thu

What I mean by ego in Nick Saban's case is he wants to prove he is the greatest coach at all levels. This is my theory based on following his career for a while and seeing how other guys like him operate. You wouldn't think Steve Spurrier would care about coaching the pros when he was at Florida and winning but he went to the Redskins.

These types of guys are rare and winning national championships is a great thing but it is not the top of their professional bucket list. Who cares about recruiting when you can win super bowls.

Buffalo is a risk but they have money to spend so why not.

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Re: Pegula & Nick Saban


Author:
Calvin
[ Edit | View ]

Date Posted: 08:09:47 12/29/16 Thu

And, he would have a smaller payroll to worry about.

I could sort of see him making the switch, but not to Buffalo. If his ego is that important he would want a bigger media venter.

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[> Subject: Rand Edsall


Author:
Son of Eli
[ Edit | View ]

Date Posted: 15:26:36 12/28/16 Wed

UConn has rehired Randy Edsall In 12 season he led UConn to a 74-70 record and 5 Bowl games. In the 6 season since he's left UConn is 24-49 with 1 Bowl game. His return should help sell a lot more season tickets.

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[> [> Subject: Re: Randy Edsall


Author:
sparman
[ Edit | View ]

Date Posted: 22:02:12 12/28/16 Wed

I am a little surprised - also since he left, he went 22-32 at Maryland and was routinely scorned by fans and media covering the team prior to being fired. He was clearly out of his depth in the ACC and Big 10. Maybe he's just better suited to UConn's environment. His wife is a terrific athlete.

[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
[> [> [> Subject: Buddy Teevens Redux


Author:
Diogenes
[ Edit | View ]

Date Posted: 10:06:20 12/29/16 Thu


[ Post a Reply to This Message ]


VoyUser Login ] Not required to post.
Post a public reply to this message | Go post a new public message
* HTML allowed in marked fields.
* Message subject (required):

Name (required):

  Expression (Optional mood/title along with your name) Examples: (happy, sad, The Joyful, etc.) help)

  E-mail address (optional):

* Type your message here:


Notice: Copies of your message may remain on this and other systems on internet. Please be respectful.

[ Contact Forum Admin ]


Forum timezone: GMT-5
VF Version: 3.00b, ConfDB:
Before posting please read our privacy policy.
VoyForums(tm) is a Free Service from Voyager Info-Systems.
Copyright © 1998-2016 Voyager Info-Systems. All Rights Reserved.