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"The guy is a nice guy by all accounts, but: • Is a .550 career coach with 0 championships in 17 college seasons • Is a mediocre, at best, recruiter; • Gets routinely blown out by his rival; • His NFL/West-Coast offense is a poor fit for our climate and tradition, and moreover requires Top 10 QB and WR talent to work effectively, neither of which we recruit well; and • Went 5-7 this season and supposedly was on the hot seat... at Oregon State. And he's 61! So even if he is a home run hire, we're back to square 1 in 5-8 years."
Do you approve of the hiring of Mike Riley?
"While it is always a risk (Muschamp, Kingsbury, Pelini), there also is high upside - see Bob Stoops, Chip Kelly, and obviously Tom Osborne. It's a worthy gamble over hiring a proven-but-mediocre head coach."
Should head-coaching experience be required for NU's next coach?
"The problem went a lot deeper than some defensive staff changes (and btw, Bo really was the DC there, with Papuchis coaching in name only); the offensive scheme is broken too, with poor results in the last month; recruiting, the lifeblood of any program, has been mediocre since he got there (no Top 20 classes), and Bo has done himself no favors with the Big 12 and Big 10 refs over the years. He'd had plenty of chances, we were showing no signs of competing with Top 20 schools, and it was time to move on. And if these players loved Bo so much, why did they continually lay down in big games? Jerry Kill's players fought Wisconsin to the bitter end, and they had significantly less talent on the roster. Why did only Nebraska routinely give up 600 rushing yards to Bucky?"
Was the firing of Bo Pelini the right move?
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