Dabo Swinney, it’s time!

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  1. Honoring Earl 34

    Honoring Earl 34 Something Witty !

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    Oh oh its Dabo time
    It's time to get Bill off my mind
    Forget the game I left behind
    and all those dreams that won't come true

    Oh oh its Dabo time
    Its time to laugh and pass the wine
    Its early and I'm feelin' fine
    I'll soon be over Blue
     
  2. Thorn

    Thorn Dirty Old Man

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    For the time being, I'm just going to pretend that Gaines is the right guy, he gets the rights guys for OB, and OB succeeds despite himself.

    Or maybe he does have the right plan, but needs different players which Gaines will get him.

    Or maybe he's just an asshole and we'll just have to endure his tenure here.

    Oh look, there's another UFO outside my window.
     
  3. justmy2cents

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    The second option you present is, I fear, the reality. I think he is a "my way or the highway" type guy. I think he is ultra-conservative in his views. I worry that, no matter how widely employed, and wildly successful the new offensive schemes become, he will refuse to follow the trends, and stick with 3 yards and a cloud of dust .... whether we approve or not !
     
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    Thorn Dirty Old Man

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    I don't care how he wins a SB, as long as he does. All I can say is I remain suspicious and doubtful about OB, but will remain hopeful about Gaines, depending of course on how his first true offseason and a real draft with good picks goes.
     
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    Our 11-5 record is such a deceptive 11-5 record and if next season goes anything like this season surely O'b will feel some heat!

    Of coarse a lot of close wins we had this season will most likely wind up losses next season.
     
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  6. Texansphan

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    With the schedule we have next season we won't be getting 11-5.
    Some changes need to happen fast if we want to entertain thoughts of making some noise next season and first thing we need is a new offensive scheme and oline help is 2nd on the list.
     
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    1. avg age has been dropping (2018 25.6)last three seasons and could drop much more if Joseph, K Jackson, Bademosi, Blue, Griffin, Kelemete, Webb and Weeden and Sharice Wright leave.

    2. Saying Swinney cannot coach this team needs to come with a lot more info than just a comment. As JAD said his son Will was a walk on at WR (former QB) but is way down chart IIRC. He has stated he wants to make name for himself so I can see him remaining at CLemson with no concern.

    3. Applewhite only as an OC for me and I'd want to think on it a bit.
    4 OBrien has been horrible as HC but RAC has not been the brilliant DC of old the last two seasons imo.
     
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    Cal, please hand this man a blank check.
     
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    Yes! He and mom Janice should dedicate season to Bob and loosen strings even more. Bye Bye OBrien.
     
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    Who was the last big time college football coach to be successful? Kelly, Saben, and Spurrier did nothing of note. Jimmy Johnson maybe?
     


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    I'd say Pete Carroll...but he's technically a boomerang returnee to Pro Football.
     
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    If Jim Harbaugh counts.
     
  13. TexansBull

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    Bill O’Brein!

    Oh wait...

    You said big time college coach.

    And you said successful.

    Why did we hire the guy?
     
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    Who was the last big time college football coach to be successful? Kelly, Saben, and Spurrier did nothing of note. Jimmy Johnson maybe?
    He had tons of NFL experience as a player, but that's about as close as it gets. Pete Carroll was good in the NFL before he went to USC.

    I would never hire a college coach who doesn't have significant NFL experience. It's an even bigger failure rate than hiring an NFL guy.
     
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  15. mussop

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    The NFL is changing. Offenses are incorporating more and more college style plays. Hiring college coaches who are offensive minded will become a trend. Just watch.
     
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    It's always been a trend. It's rarely successful. Spurrier and Kelly were both college innovators and threw the ball all over the place. Not exactly promising.
     
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    Dabo is never going to leave college. You can see just how much he loves helping grow the boys he recruits into young men. He has said it numerous times that that is the most rewarding part of the job for him. You don't get to do that in the NFL
     
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    I would think guiding 21 to 25 (Texans avg age 25) would qualify growing young men.
     
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  19. ArlingtonTexan

    ArlingtonTexan Moderator Staff Member

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    Vast difference between all your players being 22 and under and 1/2 your players being 26 to 33 (largely your most important/best).
     
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    powda Team BLEACH!

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    Dabo's not going anywhere. This is a pipe dream.
     
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