16 responses to “Tuesday morning buffet

  1. Russ

    I wonder how many jobs Nutt turned down at smaller programs. You’d think he would be a fit somewhere, but it sounds like he has a few regrets now.

    Interesting article from the professor, but it seems a little incomplete. There may be a few examples of coaches that succeeded, plus I’d like to see how long (and how many coaches) it took for said teams to rebound to prior winning levels.

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    • Gaskilldawg

      The difficulty with asking for a larger database is that the analysis is of a very rare phenomenon.

      There are very few schools that have fired head coaches who just completed a 4 year winning percentage of exactly 75%, and a 5 year winning percentage of 74.2%. If you can think of any more that the professor cited it would be great to add to the analysis.

      This is not to start another debate about whether we should have fired him. That debate is over. The point of this is to show that there are few previous examples for which we can compare; that is the sole point.

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  2. JasonC

    Yeah, tell that Tures guy if he wants to use fancy numbers to make a point he should become a baseball fan where he can flaunt his high-falutin’ sabermetrics. Here in Dawgland we want guys who pass the eyeball test. ##

    Maybe Nutt can get a job as one of Saban’s horde of non-coaching football personnel and parlay that into a HC job later.

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  3. I don’t agree with Ashchoff often, but I think he nails it. What’s done is done now, but no one is going to give Smart a pass on the recruiting class or the team’s performance this season because he was in T-town for the playoff.

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  4. Uglydawg

    If I remember correctly, (doubtful), Nutt left Arkansas for Ole Miss, and replaced David Cutcliffe. Cutcliffe is now having pretty good success at Duke and Nutt is out of a job…and I believe he was the coach at OMs when they lost to Jax State..but the Rebel program was under a lot of stress.
    Cutcliffe would still be a good fit at some SEC program.
    If Auburn doesn’t bounce back next year, they may be looking.
    Nutt’s time may have passed.

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    • Orgeron replaced Cutcliffe. Nutt replaced Orgeron.

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      • Scorpio Jones, III

        And Coach Cutt has zero interest in being an SEC head coach again…or so he has indicated more than once.

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        • Yeah I think he’s (Cutcliffe) in his early 60’s now, I can’t imagine him wanting to start over anywhere else.

          He may be the most underappreciated coach of his generation though. He was splendid as a QB coach and OC, and has never gotten the credit he deserves as a head coach. He seems to have found the perfect match with Duke though – Duke gets a coach who is far better than they would normally be able to get, and he gets to make a couple million dollars a year without the pressure of unmanageable expectations. He’ll be able to stay there as long as he wants, then when he’s done, leave on his own terms. Not too shabby.

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  5. Scorpio Jones, III

    Ah Phooey…Huffington Post, indeed….Donald is gonna bar that shit.

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  6. Scorpio Jones, III

    “Smart is going to try and balance his time and focus on two of the country’s best programs over the next month. ”

    Damn, I thought Kirby was gonna coach Georgia…who is this other team Aschoff speaks of besides Bama?

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  7. Scorpio Jones, III

    Smart on Schuman…Let the Georgia Process begin.

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    • Scorpio Jones, III

      At the risk of being mistaken for Will Trane…I have heard rumors the re-education camp is going to be on Lake Burton in an area formerly devoted to growing azaleas.

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  8. Debby Balcer

    What a testimony by Dawson. Glad he is finishing the drill. I hope we don’t lose the Paul Oliver network after this.

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  9. What Fresh Hell is This?

    The article on coaching changes is interesting but I don’t think it translates well to the Smart hire. Smart should have every chance to be more successful than his predecessor because Butts-Mehre has finally ceded control and agreed to open the checkbook. And I have no doubt they’ll follow through with it. If Smart isn’t more successful than Richt, McGarity and some others in B-M will be sucking wind.

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