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Northern Colorado Fires Earnest Collins

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Collins went 28-70 in 9 seasons at UNC. I'm a little surprised they canned him now with 2 years left on his contract, but the AD must've thought the bleeding had to stop now.

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About 6 years too late......I'm all about giving a coach at least 3 years
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Surprised UNC has the cash on hand to eat 2 years of his contract. :?

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This is definitely the leading contender for "Left-Field Hire of the Year":


Northern Colorado has apparently hired former Broncos WR Ed McCaffrey as their new head coach. McCaffrey had been serving as the HC at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch. Going with a HS coach with no college or NFL coaching experience, even if he is a former NFL semi-star, is questionable to say the least. :?

https://footballscoop.com/news/sources- ... -colorado/

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Mvemjsunpx wrote:This is definitely the leading contender for "Left-Field Hire of the Year":


Northern Colorado has apparently hired former Broncos WR Ed McCaffrey as their new head coach. McCaffrey had been serving as the HC at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch. Going with a HS coach with no college or NFL coaching experience, even if he is a former NFL semi-star, is questionable to say the least. :?

https://footballscoop.com/news/sources- ... -colorado/
If nothing else, it WILL get butts in the seats. McCaffrey was VERY popular among Broncos fans. UNC better watch out, though. If he has a Taylor-esque first season, he COULD get an invitation to Boulder (if not Denver) REAL quick....
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Mvemjsunpx wrote:This is definitely the leading contender for "Left-Field Hire of the Year":


Northern Colorado has apparently hired former Broncos WR Ed McCaffrey as their new head coach. McCaffrey had been serving as the HC at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch. Going with a HS coach with no college or NFL coaching experience, even if he is a former NFL semi-star, is questionable to say the least. :?

https://footballscoop.com/news/sources- ... -colorado/
A somewhat splashy hire from a program that has nothing (else) to lose. They get an "A" for effort at least. So I guess are thoughts that UNC should have went with a proven D2 coach or something? Any qualified candidates known that were interested in the gig?

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SDHornet wrote:
Mvemjsunpx wrote:This is definitely the leading contender for "Left-Field Hire of the Year":


Northern Colorado has apparently hired former Broncos WR Ed McCaffrey as their new head coach. McCaffrey had been serving as the HC at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch. Going with a HS coach with no college or NFL coaching experience, even if he is a former NFL semi-star, is questionable to say the least. :?

https://footballscoop.com/news/sources- ... -colorado/
A somewhat splashy hire from a program that has nothing (else) to lose. They get an "A" for effort at least. So I guess are thoughts that UNC should have went with a proven D2 coach or something? Any qualified candidates known that were interested in the gig?
It's a splashy hire of an NFL name, to be sure, but the last time that happened in the Big Sky was the Jerry Glanville debacle. I don't recall a successful DI hire of a HS coach, either. I understand that NoCo is legitimately desperate to do something flashy, but this hire reeks of desperation.

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I wonder if this hire might be about getting financial support in the state of Colorado in order to make some facilities improvements. UNC is falling farther and farther behind in the facilities arms race, they will need to do something about that so that they can stop the bleeding.

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If nothing else, the billion Bronco fans in this state will all be swooning when he's in town

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Mvemjsunpx wrote:
SDHornet wrote: A somewhat splashy hire from a program that has nothing (else) to lose. They get an "A" for effort at least. So I guess are thoughts that UNC should have went with a proven D2 coach or something? Any qualified candidates known that were interested in the gig?
It's a splashy hire of an NFL name, to be sure, but the last time that happened in the Big Sky was the Jerry Glanville debacle. I don't recall a successful DI hire of a HS coach, either. I understand that NoCo is legitimately desperate to do something flashy, but this hire reeks of desperation.

The flashiness lasts only so long. Ultimately you are expected to produce wins and if you do not understand how to win in the conference, you won't last long, regardless of who you are.

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Mvemjsunpx wrote:
SDHornet wrote: A somewhat splashy hire from a program that has nothing (else) to lose. They get an "A" for effort at least. So I guess are thoughts that UNC should have went with a proven D2 coach or something? Any qualified candidates known that were interested in the gig?
It's a splashy hire of an NFL name, to be sure, but the last time that happened in the Big Sky was the Jerry Glanville debacle. I don't recall a successful DI hire of a HS coach, either. I understand that NoCo is legitimately desperate to do something flashy, but this hire reeks of desperation.
JUCO hires don't always work, either, even when they were having loads of success at a juco. Case in point: Marshall Sperbeck....
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Mvemjsunpx wrote:
SDHornet wrote: A somewhat splashy hire from a program that has nothing (else) to lose. They get an "A" for effort at least. So I guess are thoughts that UNC should have went with a proven D2 coach or something? Any qualified candidates known that were interested in the gig?
It's a splashy hire of an NFL name, to be sure, but the last time that happened in the Big Sky was the Jerry Glanville debacle. I don't recall a successful DI hire of a HS coach, either. I understand that NoCo is legitimately desperate to do something flashy, but this hire reeks of desperation.
Me neither. The only thing that comes close was Troy Taylor going from HS to OC at EWU to OC at Utah in two years. But he had prior coaching experience at Cal before he became a HS coach.
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SuperHornet wrote:
Mvemjsunpx wrote:This is definitely the leading contender for "Left-Field Hire of the Year":


Northern Colorado has apparently hired former Broncos WR Ed McCaffrey as their new head coach. McCaffrey had been serving as the HC at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch. Going with a HS coach with no college or NFL coaching experience, even if he is a former NFL semi-star, is questionable to say the least. :?

https://footballscoop.com/news/sources- ... -colorado/
If nothing else, it WILL get butts in the seats. McCaffrey was VERY popular among Broncos fans. UNC better watch out, though. If he has a Taylor-esque first season, he COULD get an invitation to Boulder (if not Denver) REAL quick....
He could turn UNC into a powerhouse in FCS FOOTBALL and a possible talent source for the Broncos!!!!!

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Sounds like 0-4 in terms of successes from HS HC straight to I-A HC. Sanchez, who succeeded Hauck at UNLV, resigned last month.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/n ... /23612271/

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As a UNC fan I can fully acknowledge that this hire might be crazy. That said, given that our previous two coaches were a combined 37-119, I'm ready and willing to give crazy a shot.
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