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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Jack Parkman, Jan 27, 2021.
Who do we want #UCF Knights
Chris Peterson bored yet?
Well cross him off the list
It's not every day the best coaching job in Florida opens up like this, so UCF should take their time and pick someone great.
There has been some chatter about a one way car rental from Jacksonville to Orlando. You heard it here first, UCF athletic director and head coach urban meyer
Bring in Kevin Steele as a defensive assistant first
We have our own coaching search thread guys we made it #UCF Knights
Obviously only for national championship winning programs
I wouldnt hate it
Would be great fit.
his players hate him so he’ll fit right in
I mean.....zero chance you guys just promote Randy right?
UCF is probably getting to the point where you wonder if it's better to continue going the coordinator route and likely losing that coach within 3-4 years if he succeeds, or trying to find someone that's older and may be less likely to move on. Not sure how possible that is, but I'm curious in that regard with what the candidate pool looks like.
Big time Mickey Mouse guy (annual pass holder since time in gville), wife has friends/family in Orlando, land deals in Ocala, etc.
Heard Lee Corso is bored up here in Heathrow
Had that once with O’Leary and with the exception of a couple years, it was god awful.
Bob Stoops stayed at the hotel I worked at in college
Not even sure if Herman would want it because he could just sit on his ass or do TV and wouldn't have to worry about shit
There's only one Jimmy Johnson. The rest of them go right back.
players still on the team were actively sabotaging herman’s recruiting because he was such an asshole
not even players transferring or opting out, but players that played
ehlinger hated herman
who the hell would give him a HC job right now that’s a big school?
his best bet would be OC for a big school and pray he kills it like sark and kiffin did to repair their images
I mean he did really well in his last AAC gig...
He didn’t do nearly as bad as they did. He went 7-3 in a Covid year. I think he could easily Chet a low level P5 job or high end G5 job. I mean Muschamp got South Carolina and he wasn’t as good as Herman.
I personally want Lebby. He runs a better version of Heupel’s offense, knows most of the players already, and they really like him. He wouldn’t cost too much, and we could use the extra cash after the disaster that 2020 was financially. Then he can parlay that into an SEC HC job in 2-3 years.
Seems like players that recently graduated and currently on the team all want Lebby
Let’s play a guessing game
Marc Daniels: 4 People Who Told Me They Want The UCF Job And What They Said
When Tennessee hired Danny White as its athletic director, he admitted one of the biggest reasons he found the job appealing was the chance to hire a football coach. His search lasted five days and ended with Josh Heupel. White may have been turned down by many or a few, but he ended up choosing the guy he hired at UCF and gave him a six-year contract paying $4 million a season.
The job to rebuild Tennessee may take years with a cloud of uncertainty hanging over the program as an NCAA investigation is on the horizon. But as the White-Heupel era begins in Knoxville, UCF begins to find their next era with the hiring of a new AD and a football coach.
Message boards are buzzing and social media is trending and text messages are flying. Who will UCF look at? Can they land a big name? What will they pay?
Let me do this first; yes it was click bait to write that headline. I am not going to tell you names of people I spoke with or text that all inquired about the job about why they want it or who they need to contact when they will make the hire.
What I will do is share who they are without naming names, what they said or want to know.
I can tell why I think the UCF is attractive but we all know I am biased for obvious reasons. So let's do it this way. These are conversations I had either directly with the person or with someone connected to that person. Take it as you wish.
FORMER COLLEGE COACH: "What people don't realize is that the UCF is better than at least half the P5 jobs. I am not kidding. Because at UCF, you can win 10, 11, 12 games and compete for a conference title and major bowl every year. Fans forget that very few P5 schools have a real chance to win 9 let alone 10 games and most don't ever get to play in a major bowl. And while the pay may be slightly below some P5 jobs, what they paid Josh is very competitive with most P5s. And if you recruit the state well, you should compete in that league every year and the American champ usually gets that major bowl."
I asked this person if they saw UCF as a stepping stone to come for a few seasons and then get that magical season and leave for a P5?
"That's a fair question and would be unfair to say you'd never think about leaving. But the school has shown a willingness to pay a fair salary and pay assistants a competitive salary so if you win they would likely make it tough to jump since the pay would not be far off."
Then the text message came from someone connected to a sitting coordinator at P5 program:
COORDINATOR: "I'd run to Orlando. What an opportunity. The facilities are better than many places I have worked at. I could get staff on the ground in a week and that roster has lots of talent.There is so much talent within a one hour drive it's insane. Frost and Heupel built a brand that you can sell to recruits and style kids want to be a part of. I know they lost a few games but that program has that "it" factor. You want others in your league to circle your game and they got that. They pack their stadium and the weather and everything else makes it a home run. I talked with an assistant who knows guys that have worked there and all said a great place to live and their families love it"
Then the phone call from the friend of an assistant coach:
ASSISTANT COACH: "Everyone wants that job. The campus is amazing. The facilities are good. It's easy to get recruits on campus. The enrollment never stops growing. They play a style that appeals to everyone at the high school level and have some great high school programs and coaches in the area. It's the best league outside the P5 but you can be inside the top 25 every season. Having coached in the stadium and seen that place filled, it's an incredible atmosphere. I'd love to get on the list because it's such a good job."
And finally, I will just call him the mystery coach. When his friend called, I was surprised to hear what he had to say:
MYSTERY COACH: He'd be very interested. He hadn't given it much thought until we were talking about what's happened there in recent years and then we got to talking and suddenly he kept asking questions about what they have been paying, recruiting budgets and then he asked me to call a few coaches we know and they starting telling him how great a job it is and they would love to be part of his staff he wanted to pursue it and before you knew it, he got excited about what UCF has to offer."
Many will want the UCF job. The question is who does UCF want and who will be part of the search and when a new coach will be in place.
My guess is 2-3 weeks for UCF to settle on an athletic director and then 1-2 weeks to choose its new football coach. What a month ahead in east Orlando.
They should do what other big programs do and poach someone from Shane Beamer's staff
The players are pretty psyched he’s gone. It’s kinda shocking the extent to which they’re vocal about it.
hire Clay Helton he’s a winner
Kinda weird who our new WR recruit is following on Twitter now.
I’m pretty sure he didn’t even have an ole miss offer
Bianchi is trying to get UCF fans hate clicks by pushing Gene Chizik. The grind never stops when you're pushing out hot takes.
The original troll, he just does it through the radio and newspaper instead of the internet
When the only thing keeping you employed is clicks, you do what you gotta do.
I've had windows of not hating Bianchi but that is the default position, dude is just garbage.
It's mind boggling people still pretend like he has a legit opinion or something, of course the people I see doing that are most 50+.
Bianchi is such a rube
I tell people all the time that anything he says, he says to generate the clicks. That’s all it is
Can we still return Scott Frost? We kept the receipt and everything!
We only accept returns on goods that weren't damaged. Plus hes out of warranty.
GameStop might give you a few bucks for him though.
Bianchi has spoken
that’s because iirc he was amongst the few saying UCF was national champs
he takes turns trolling for every team in the state