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    Quote Originally Posted by Herd View Post
    Taking an OL coaching job at the winningest program in college FB is stupid? The program that’s known for its power running game and has a greater emphasis on OL play than almost anywhere I can think of? It’s a stable job with upward mobility vs Rutgers. Even with less pay, not stupid. Rutgers football is somewhere between P5 and PU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herd View Post
    Taking an OL coaching job at the winningest program in ”college FB”is stupid? The program that’s known for its power running game and has a greater emphasis on OL play than almost anywhere I can think of? It’s a stable job with upward mobility vs Rutgers. Even with less pay, not stupid. Rutgers football is somewhere between P5 and PU.
    I hate to be the grammar police, but I believe you need quotes around “college football” in your post.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoofin View Post
    I hate to be the grammar police, but I believe you need quotes around “college football” in your post.
    Yeah, no mention of the Sioux here: https://247sports.com/LongFormArticl.../#126109013_12
    or here: https://www.ncaa.com/news/football/a...nningest-teams
    or here: https://www.thoughtco.com/winningest...rograms-791583
    or here: http://www.winsipedia.com/ranking/all-time-wins

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    Seems like a preemptive job change considering Rutgers was 130th in offense and their 4 star (3 star) QB went on a 4 TD vs 18 INT campaign. It’s a wierd situation, perhaps similar to USC where nobody really seems to know why the staff was retained. Business reasons, interpersonal reasons, compromising photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herd View Post
    Taking an OL coaching job at the winningest program in college FB is stupid? The program that’s known for its power running game and has a greater emphasis on OL play than almost anywhere I can think of? It’s a stable job with upward mobility vs Rutgers. Even with less pay, not stupid. Rutgers football is somewhere between P5 and PU.
    Ok, tell me where all of the past OL coaches at your “powerhouse” have gone onto with all of that upward mobility. And I am talking P5 jobs, not assistant to the regional manager in Scranton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alchemy2u View Post
    Ok, tell me where all of the past OL coaches at your “powerhouse” have gone onto with all of that upward mobility. And I am talking P5 jobs, not assistant to the regional manager in Scranton.
    Truth be told, this hire should be reversed. Rutgers should be hiring the offensive line coach from NDSU. Talk to anyone on the Hawkeye board, they will tell you that best hire Iowa has made in the last 10 years was hiring Tom Polasek, the OC at NDSU two years ago to coach the Oline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by howeda7 View Post
    Touche. To clarify, it was my understanding that Augie was considering going to FBS level. Not sure if that is still the case. Either way I think it's a stretch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by #2Gopher View Post
    Will be interesting to see if Augustana of Sioux Falls cuts into NDSU recruiting as they make their trek to Division 1 football.
    Quote Originally Posted by howeda7 View Post
    Touche. To clarify, it was my understanding that Augie was considering going to FBS level. Not sure if that is still the case. Either way I think it's a stretch.
    I have a feeling that Augie may either cut football entirely or play non-scholarship football, like Drake does in a conference called the Pioneer League, which is specifically for a group of non-scholarship football teams in FCS (DI-AA). Probably the best comparison to Augie, of DI private schools in the North Central USA, is indeed Drake. Could look at starting a hockey team, good arenas and interest in Sioux Falls.

    U Nebraska Omaha did the same thing when they moved up to DI. Chose to focus on basketball and hockey, cutting their football team.


    Augie clearly is hoping to land in the Summit League, which would essentially just be a DI version of the old DII North Central Conference. With Omaha, NDSU, UND, SDSU, USD, and Augie, the only teams missing would be St Cloud St, Mankato State, and Northern Colorado which is already DI in the Big Sky conference, but could consider a move to the Summit as well since it has the University of Denver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pompous Elitist View Post
    Seems like a preemptive job change considering Rutgers was 130th in offense and their 4 star (3 star) QB went on a 4 TD vs 18 INT campaign. It’s a wierd situation, perhaps similar to USC where nobody really seems to know why the staff was retained. Business reasons, interpersonal reasons, compromising photos.
    Yeah, Chris Ash may not end up being the answer Rutgers was hoping for. He was DC at Wisconsin for 2 years, then DC at Arkansas for a year, then co-DC at Ohio St for two years, prior to being hired. I guess that's good? It's easy to look good at Ohio St.

    Pretty bad regression in 2018 at 1-11, after going 4-8 in 2017, up from 2-10 in 2016. I guess they're giving him one more year to see if his recruits can get the thing going in the right direction, or if they will decide to move on.


    Lovie showed some hope at Illinois in 2018 at 4-8. Will be interesting to see if Illinois moves on as well, if he has a bad 2019.


    Hiring coordinators from the SEC is all the rage these days. Wonder if Rutgers and Illinois might both be looking for one after next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alchemy2u View Post
    Ok, tell me where all of the past OL coaches at your “powerhouse” have gone onto with all of that upward mobility. And I am talking P5 jobs, not assistant to the regional manager in Scranton.
    Quote Originally Posted by Pete smith View Post
    Truth be told, this hire should be reversed. Rutgers should be hiring the offensive line coach from NDSU. Talk to anyone on the Hawkeye board, they will tell you that best hire Iowa has made in the last 10 years was hiring Tom Polasek, the OC at NDSU two years ago to coach the Oline.
    Prior to Kliemann being moved up to K-State and taking some NDSU coaches with him, I think Tim Polasek might be the only direct to P5 hire from NDSU, at least since Craig Bohl was hired there in 2003. And that likely was because of Gene Taylor, as well, since he was an assistant athletic director at Iowa at that time (I believe), and now as the AD at K-State is the reason Kliemann was hired.

    I'm sure there are a few P5 coaches out there that have been at NDSU for some time, but not hired directly to P5 from NDSU. The Gophers' RB coach Kenni Burns is one such example. I could be wrong though.


    Actually the more interesting thing is that three former NDSU coaches have had fairly impressive NFL coaching careers. Bob Babich was NDSU's head coach before Bohl, and has gone on to be LB coach and defensive coordinator in the NFL since then. Gus Bradley was DC at Seattle, then HC at Jacksonville, now DC for the Chargers. And Todd Wash is now DC for the Jags.
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    Weird move, maybe he just preemptively decided where he wanted to land and wanted to take it easier....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gophers_4life View Post
    I have a feeling that Augie may either cut football entirely or play non-scholarship football, like Drake does in a conference called the Pioneer League, which is specifically for a group of non-scholarship football teams in FCS (DI-AA). Probably the best comparison to Augie, of DI private schools in the North Central USA, is indeed Drake. Could look at starting a hockey team, good arenas and interest in Sioux Falls.

    U Nebraska Omaha did the same thing when they moved up to DI. Chose to focus on basketball and hockey, cutting their football team.


    Augie clearly is hoping to land in the Summit League, which would essentially just be a DI version of the old DII North Central Conference. With Omaha, NDSU, UND, SDSU, USD, and Augie, the only teams missing would be St Cloud St, Mankato State, and Northern Colorado which is already DI in the Big Sky conference, but could consider a move to the Summit as well since it has the University of Denver.

    https://www.argusleader.com/story/sp...ts/2307262002/
    Seems to me UNO was coerced to drop football as part of the okay from the U Nebraska BoD/BoR. To avoid competition for instate talent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McGopherFan View Post
    Seems to me UNO was coerced to drop football as part of the okay from the U Nebraska BoD/BoR. To avoid competition for instate talent.
    Have no idea if this is true, probably has never been (or will be) reported, if so. But it's something a person could believe as reasonable.

    The same type of thing could happen for Augie. There could be an agreement made that Augie will only get into the Summit if they agree to drop football, and perhaps to limit their basketball recruiting of players that USD and/or SDSU are targeting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herd View Post
    Taking an OL coaching job at the winningest program in college FB is stupid? The program that’s known for its power running game and has a greater emphasis on OL play than almost anywhere I can think of? It’s a stable job with upward mobility vs Rutgers. Even with less pay, not stupid. Rutgers football is somewhere between P5 and PU.

    I'm guessing you think NDSU would dominate the B1GW if we let you in?

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    Depressing fact;

    NDSU has more OL in the NFL right now than the Gophers (Gophers do have two TE's in the league though!)
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