USC looking at Fisher?

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I didn't know where to put this but since I'm a Titans fan I will put it here. Reportedly USC is looking at Jeff Fisher to coach at USC. Now Fisher has had mixed results at Tennessee. Some seasons he's been on fire and led us deep in the playoffs and even a Super Bowl. On the other had he's had some inexplicable bad seasons (like this one for example) where it seemed like everything was on the right track but ended up blowing up. He's also had a couple really bad seasons when the team was in salary cap hell.

Since I am a big believer in continuity I want Fisher to stay despite some inconsistancy. I beleive we have a better chance with Jeff than with going through a coaching turnover that could send the Titans in toilet.(see Chiefs, Redskins,Raiders) Though it is possible that change would be good and we could hire a Belechic type that launches us into a dynasty, but not thats not really likely. (see Patriots, Steelers)

This is all speculation of course, just thought it might be of interest to some of you.
 

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I think we're starting to realize that coaching on the collegiate level and on the NFL level are completely different animals. I realize that Pete Carroll didn't do too bad with the Patriots and Jets, but he strikes me as much more of a college guy. Same thing with Saban and Spurrier... neither one fared well in the NFL.

I think Jeff Fisher has done a remarkable job, for the most part, with the Titans, but I wonder how well he would do at the collegiate level.
Jack Del Rio is another NFL name being tossed about for the USC job.
 

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I think we're starting to realize that coaching on the collegiate level and on the NFL level are completely different animals. I realize that Pete Carroll didn't do too bad with the Patriots and Jets, but he strikes me as much more of a college guy. Same thing with Saban and Spurrier... neither one fared well in the NFL.

I think Jeff Fisher has done a remarkable job, for the most part, with the Titans, but I wonder how well he would do at the collegiate level.
Jack Del Rio is another NFL name being tossed about for the USC job.

Ya, it doesn't seem to translate will, Wies utterly failed at Notre Dame going the other way. The only coach I can think of that fared well in both is Jimmy Johnson. I don't know Fisher's whole history but I think he's coached in the pro ranks most of his carreer. I don't know Del Rio's resume either but this may be a good chance for him to get the hell out of Dodge before the whole thing crumbles.
 

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Same thing with Saban and Spurrier... neither one fared well in the NFL.

Petrino, Butch Davis, Dennis Erickson, Mike Riley, etc.

The only coach I can think of that fared well in both is Jimmy Johnson.

Bobby Ross has succeeded at both levels (national championship at GA Tech and Super Bowl appearance with SD). Coughlin had a few good years at Boston College. June Jones has done pretty well in both too (not so much in the NFL). But Jimmy Johnson is the best example.


Before his health concerns popped up, it was always rumored that Urban Meyer would be in the NFL before long, possibly with Cleveland. Kirk Ferentz at Iowa has been talked about as well. And there's been speculation that Mike Leach might pop up somewhere in the NFL...seems like an Al Davis kind of guy to me :eek:
 
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Leach and Davis should get together, that'd be some entertainment. :popcorn:

They could run a contest to see who's more batshit crazy!

Somehow I can't feature Jeff Fisher a college guy.
 

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Leach and Davis should get together, that'd be some entertainment. :popcorn:

They could run a contest to see who's more batshit crazy!

Somehow I can't feature Jeff Fisher a college guy.

Oakland would be a perfect fit for Leach. He'd be back on the West coast where he feels home. Like you said, he'd have a boss who is just as eccentric as he is. He wouldn't even have to change team nicknames (Raiders). Plus, he's a self-proclaimed pirate-lover...the logo is perfect...he could wear an eye patch on the sidelines!

 

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He's got to get rid of that Porn-Star Mustache. On parent is going to let him recruit their kid :right:
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Jimmy Johnson was a fluke--he was the beneficiary of the Herschel Walker trade, as was Barry Switzer (another college coach who had success at both levels). Johnson was mediocre in Miami without all that talent around him.
 

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Jimmy Johnson was a fluke--he was the beneficiary of the Herschel Walker trade, as was Barry Switzer (another college coach who had success at both levels). Johnson was mediocre in Miami without all that talent around him.

I didn't mention Switzer cause he was riding Johnson's coat tails.
 

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Jimmy Johnson was a fluke--he was the beneficiary of the Herschel Walker trade, as was Barry Switzer (another college coach who had success at both levels). Johnson was mediocre in Miami without all that talent around him.

Jimmy Johnson orchestrated that trade himself though. It's not like he walked into that situation, he made it.
 

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I remember reading an article about college coaches and the NFL. I think Urban Meyer hit it on the head with what he said. He said that the NFL keeps firing and hiring the same coaches over and over. He also said when a college coach moves up they never really get enough time to install their system. So they fire that college coach and hire a former NFL coach. I think he has a point. I know that the spread would probably never work in the NFL, but if a college coach like Meyer was given enough time it might work. Spurrier tried it, but didn't really have enough time to implement it. Plus he tried to bring all Florida players in an thats it.
 

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I didn't know where to put this but since I'm a Titans fan I will put it here. Reportedly USC is looking at Jeff Fisher to coach at USC. Now Fisher has had mixed results at Tennessee. Some seasons he's been on fire and led us deep in the playoffs and even a Super Bowl. On the other had he's had some inexplicable bad seasons (like this one for example) where it seemed like everything was on the right track but ended up blowing up. He's also had a couple really bad seasons when the team was in salary cap hell.

Since I am a big believer in continuity I want Fisher to stay despite some inconsistancy. I beleive we have a better chance with Jeff than with going through a coaching turnover that could send the Titans in toilet.(see Chiefs, Redskins,Raiders) Though it is possible that change would be good and we could hire a Belechic type that launches us into a dynasty, but not thats not really likely. (see Patriots, Steelers)

This is all speculation of course, just thought it might be of interest to some of you.

You had the right state, but the wrong guy
Head coach Kiffin leaving Tennessee to return to USC
 

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Good. As much as some people don't like USC, we need them to be uo there in the rankings every season. LA has no NFL team. This is their NFL team :)
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I'm happy Fisher is staying (if he doesn't get fired, not likely though) As far as USC and Kiffin goes, I hopw what goes around comes around, What a dirty ass snake it the grass move Kiffin pulled. I hate USC but I have double reason to hate them now. What a total dick move by both USC and Kiffin. I hope they both get what they deserve, the NCAA death penalty and years of failure and losing seasons. If I was a kid being recruited by USC I would be afraid Kiffin would leave me. What if the Jags move to LA and offer Kiffin the job, I bet he would be out of USC in a heartbeat. I can't ever trust that dick again.

BTW. LA doesn't deserve a pro team. They had two and couldn't support either one, so why do they deserver another one?