December 5, 2017 at 9:07 pm #33558
We knew Willie Taggart was being considered for Florida State, but then he lied about it. So after just one season, Oregon needs to regroup. This is definitely a setback for Oregon football. A 1-year coach is a bad omen.December 6, 2017 at 2:16 am #33562
Oregon will be fine; where this is going to hurt is in recruiting. Oregon had a top-5 class before this all shook out, and many of those young men have recommitted.
The new early signing period is forcing schools to move swiftly to fill coaching vacancies (and save face with recruits). I wouldn’t be surprised if Oregon stayed in house, and promoted Jim Leavitt to HC while retaining Cristobal as OC. That will give some continuity within that system, and probably keep some of the recruits from bolting elsewhere.December 6, 2017 at 11:59 am #33565
WSU Coach Mike Leach for the win!December 6, 2017 at 1:05 pm #33570
Cbaravelli – not happening. With Arkansas hiring Chad Morris, Leach is staying at least one more year in Pullman.
He is not on Mullens’ list, his offense compared to what Oregon has (namely at receiver) doesn’t mesh at all, Oregon fans won’t give him the time to build, and he won’t fit in – at all – in Eugene.December 6, 2017 at 6:08 pm #33578
Agreed. Leach + Eugene doesn’t work. Leach is a good ‘ole boy who is better suited for the SEC. He also likes to be left alone, and that would not be likely in Duckville.
The only coach I can remember that has left a NW Pac12 for another NW school is Dennis Erickson. WSU eventually to OSU.
December 7, 2017 at 12:53 am #33587
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Tyrone Willingham (Stanford, Washington) … Rick Neuheisel (Washington, UCLA) – those are two. And of course, we now have Chip Kelly at UCLA.
None of those left directly from one conference program to another – Erickson had stints at Miami and with the Seahawks before taking the Oregon State job, Neuheisel was fired from Washington and spent some time on the sideline before going to his alma mater, and Chip had two NFL stops.December 7, 2017 at 12:58 am #33589
Right, but my post was about about NW Pac12 teams, not overall Pac12. Dennis would be the only one.December 7, 2017 at 12:59 am #33590
I missed the NW part. Coffee hasn’t kicked in yet, my bad Paul.
Carry on.December 7, 2017 at 1:04 am #33591
No problem…as you wake up, I am heading the other direction. Ships passing in the night…been an interesting college season, and it ain’t over yet!
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