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These Kids Have a Ton of Talent and Are Waiting to Be Coached.
Great effort from our kids after an unfortunate end to the season, both on and off the field. Here’s hoping they can be coached-up to their potential next season.
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I could be wrong and I hope I am...
but I see red flags.
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It's not hypocracy, it's context...
Moorhead was hired to be here for a couple years on his way back up and share some offensive ideas. Lanning was hired to be "the guy," save the recruiting class, and put Oregon first as HC. Moorhead never said anything about this being his #1 job, Lanning did. Not the same situation.
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I'm normally on your side of this, BUT
Lots of coaches don’t stay, and if we’re trying to hang with the major programs and belong we need to be as demanding as the rest. Coaches like OC Moorhead, everyone knew he was going to leave eventually, him staying for the bowl game is the right thing. It’s the right thing because everybody knew the deal from the start. That’s Oregon and Moorhead scratching each other’s backs.
Coach Lanning says Oregon IS his dream job. Oregon has been getting hustled by recent head coaches because they take them at their word. His continued presence at Georgia is objectively hurting recruiting, retention, and the assembly of the new coaching staff. We play Georgia in a few months and we’re just giving away advantages. In major college football the correct path is to put yourself first, ESPECIALLY if it will destabilize a major upcoming opponent. We’re scratching Georgia’s back here. It’s different.
My point on the WR Coach, McClendon, was that Mullens erred by putting him in that position if he ends up going to Miami. It’s too much access to players in the age of the transfer portal. It’s mismanagement on the executive (AD) level. After getting played by Taggart and semi-played by Cristobal (realities of football be damned, he said what he said), this looks like another black eye for Mullens. I honestly have little opinion as to McClendon’s actual ability. We never got to see the ball in the air enough.
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We're headed in for a crash-Lanning!
Oklahoma’s new football coach was on the sideline tonight, where was Lanning? I know where he is, what he is doing, and why, but Oregon should demand the presence of their new coach if they’re to be serious about this "we’re not a stepping-stone" stuff. You want to play DC when you could be working on your future as a HC? Don’t need you.
It’s not looking great, folks. The interim HC has not committed to staying-on as WR coach and is rumored to be leaving for Miami for the same position. If that’s the case, we just gave Cristobal a plant with which to persuade transfers. Mullens should be ashamed, but after being played by Willie and Mario, maybe he’s numb to it. It would have been nice to have "The Stache" back tonight. Missed opportunity by Mullens all around. Time will tell if he’s been lost in the woods since the Helfrich firing. The risk of program regression is real.
Our new D-Cord is from the Jags… there’s a storied tradition of winning. Our new offensive line coach was elevated to the position, and then released early, by the Steelers. Apparently he’s a big loss for them, they let him walk during the regular season. The more I see this staff come together the more I think of the UCLA Mora years. You take a mildly-exciting but unproven name, add in some people who have NFL experience whether or not it translates to the college game, and pray it works until it’s obvious it doesn’t.
Get ready to wake up at 3AM screaming "COACH PRIME!!!!" when we’re 3-4 after UCLA next season. Biggest missed opportunity in Oregon since the Blazers passed on Jordan.