OC: Who is your ideal get? Who is your realistic get? Who will we actually get?


  • #85090

    SalUteopia
    Ute Fan
    @saluteopia

    Ideal: Urban (duh!). How I wish he could be our next Dennis Erickson. How about Matt Canada? Not happening.

    Realistic: Is a G5 OC (Memphis, Houston, etc.) a realistic option? How about Ohio (not tOSU) or Appalachian State? Admittedly, I don’t know much about these OCs or what kind of offense they run, but they all have a Top-20 scoring offense. Bottomline, a proven outside hire from lower ranks *should* be realistic, but will it happen? Harlan, show us your magic!

    Actual: Harding. I have mixed feelings about this one.

  • #85091
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    Stone
    Ute Fan
    @stone

    Frankly, I do not want Harlan involved with this. IMO, an athletic director should hire/fire head coaches, the coaches should then have reign to hire/fire their staff. To do otherwise undermines the head coach.

    Also, I am fine with looking at outside-the-box hires, but if (and this is a big IF) it is true that Harding was the one calling the plays for the great stretch of offense this year, then I want to stick with that. I do not want the players/team starting another new system, particularly when there was a stretch this year when a successful system finally seemed to develop.

    • #85157
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      Ute Bc
      Ute Fan
      @utebc

      I guess I totally disagree. I want Harlan to help Whitt out as much as possible. Maybe even just introduce them once he’s hired. 

  • #85092
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    X723
    Ute Fan
    @x723

    Mike McCoy ————-
    If troy was after Drew to be a qb for him 2 weeks ago glad he left!!!!!!!!!

  • #85100

    BattleGroundUte
    Ute Fan
    @battlegroundute

    I feel like it will be Harding or he will leave if he isn’t given the assignment. 

    Ideally Urban sounds wonderful but I don’t even know if it would work. Urban is a leader type A personality. Don’t know if it meshes well with Whitt at his current status. I would love that Oline coach for Stanford that I posted about earlier. I want what Stanford has I think you can compete with that model. Not have a GREAT qb. Clearly have an eye for line and RB talent. Get huge WR that just play basketball downfield. 

    • #85104

      Utah
      Ute Fan
      @utah

      I dunno. Stanford sounds nice…but win wise, we are almost at the same level as they are since  2014. And their recruiting is MILES ahead of where ours is. 

      Since 2014, we’ve won 44 games, they’ve won 47. And they have played in one extra game that we haven’t. 

      I’m not sure they are the secret to success. And I don’t think we can recruit the OL to run their offense. Or the high level WR that is needed. Or the high level TE. 

      • #85129

        BattleGroundUte
        Ute Fan
        @battlegroundute

        I would take three extra wins. Utah can replicate Stanford. Utah already has the big fairly athletic Oline down. 

  • #85107

    alharmon
    Ute Fan
    @alharmon

    Ideal: Mike McCoy or Brian Johnson

    Realistic: I agree a successful G5 OC should be realistic and I wouldn’t mind bringing in someone like that if Whitt believes they will be successful here.

    Actual: Harding. I would be surprised if it actually ends up being someone else.

  • #85112

    Brettski
    Ute Fan
    @brettski

    Ideal: McCoy

    Realistic: Yost

    Actual: Harding

  • #85113
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    X723
    Ute Fan
    @x723

    I think Harding would be a good one — love the way he works the players from the bench — qb coach?

  • #85114
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    GameForAnyFuss
    Ute Fan
    @gameforanyfuss

    Ideal: Me

    Realistic: Tony

    Likely: Pace Manyung 

  • #85118
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    Grimmetal
    Ute Fan
    @grimmetal

    Dreaming: Alex Smith. Who says no?
    Realistic: Some FCS/high school/G5 nobody
    Likely: Harding, I guess.

    • #85120

      stonguse
      Ute Fan
      @stonguse

      Alex Smith is under contract right now.

      • #85122
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        Ute Bc
        Ute Fan
        @utebc

        I’m all in for Yost

        • #85195

          Duhwayne
          Ute Fan
          @duhwayne

          I’m all in for Yost

          Could we get Love as a set?

      • #85124

        Utesbyfive
        Ute Fan
        @utesbyfive

        As a player? He can retire tomorrow. Doubt there’s any COI between being an NFL player, and then a CFB coach.

        ETA: Just thinking about it. He’s got quite a lot of recovery to do, after that gruesome infection. 🙁

        • #85134
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          stonguse
          Ute Fan
          @stonguse

          I’m guessing if he retires he loses the remaining contract

          • #85151

            Utesbyfive
            Ute Fan
            @utesbyfive

            $71M Guaranteed.

            • #85176
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              stonguse
              Ute Fan
              @stonguse

              Guaranteed just means that he still gets paid if he gets injured. It doesn’t mean he can just stop showing up to work whenever he wants and still take a check. I’m assuming he’s going to rehab and see where he’s at. If he can’t go a year from now, they might make him a deal but it’s not at the point yet. He’s not going to be the offensive coordinator for this opening. I guarantee it.

      • #85128

        Grimmetal
        Ute Fan
        @grimmetal

        Honestly, if I’m Alex Smith and I’m recuperating from an alleged near-amputation of my leg due to the freaking bone sticking out of the skin, then I’m taking my guaranteed $71 million and retiring. No more having to put my health on the line for the money because it’s already there. Take a nice coaching job and enjoy life.

        I know that’s not usually how athletes are wired, but hopefully it’s a wakeup call for him.

      • #85130
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        BattleGroundUte
        Ute Fan
        @battlegroundute

        Alex Smith is very well respected and could be an NFL coach. I am serious. 

  • #85163
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    Dante Guardi
    Ute Fan
    @danteg12

    I know that Harding and ARod were “Co-OCs” in 2016. Not sure who was calling most of the plays, in pretty sure it was ARod just because of the amount of hate he got, but if it was harding, I sure as hell dont want him.

  • #85177

    ironman1315
    Ute Fan
    @ironman1315

    My ideal get would be me, because let’s be honest, I can’t be much worse than what we’ve had in the past. Then I can find out the secret identity of onlyU and lord it over yall.

    • #85178
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      Chidojuan
      Ute Fan
      @chidojuan

      KNEEEEL!!!

      • #85180
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        ironman1315
        Ute Fan
        @ironman1315

        How did you know that would replace the old “take a knee” statement?

        • #85182
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          ironman1315
          Ute Fan
          @ironman1315

          Then I’d sit down after getting the job in the OC’s office and say, “Everything comes to he who waits. And I have waited…so very long for thisssss moooment.”

          After drubbing UW by like 40 points I’d say to the opposing DC, “Where is your strength? Where has it gone?”

          I like this plan more and more.

          • #85188
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            Chidojuan
            Ute Fan
            @chidojuan

            Ultimate crossover idea, after we win the Pac-12, grab the trophy from Whitt and yell “I HAVE THE POWER!!!”

            • #85189
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              ironman1315
              Ute Fan
              @ironman1315

              It is decided. OnlyU, put my name in the ring for OC!

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