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Welcome to the first [annual? biennial?] coach’s draft!

Just for fun, a few weeks ago I asked some of my fellow sports-obsessed friends if they’d be interested in participating in a fantasy-style draft of college football coaches, and subsequent writeup on a blog.  I consider these guys to be insightful and funny, so I thought it would be an entertaining read as we come down the stretch of college football season.

I expected maybe 2-3 to agree and the rest to ridicule me for my dorkiness, but instead I got near unanimous participation.  The only exception was from a friend who feared not being well versed enough about obscure college coaches to be competent.  [first thought: wow, these friends really like me if they’re willing to put in the effort here!  second thought:  wow, i’m friends with a lot of opinionated dorks.]

Anyway, we conducted a draft, but we’ll unveil in reverse order.  we’ll try to run through one a day, from 50 to 1.  Here is the basic premise:

-You are an AD at a neutral location, big budget BCS school.  You have average BCS-level players (say, 35th best recruiting classes annually)

-You can hire any coach for a 5 year span.  That gives you a balance of recruiting vs scheming importance, without the career hypothetical that eliminates Paterno for being 800 years old.

-Limited it to active coaches.  Otherwise you’ve got an infinite pool that deals with larger hypotheticals that make it a less interesting read [“i take bill belichick.” “oh yeah? well i take bear bryant in 1955” “oh yeah? well i take Shiva the Destroyer!”] that could quickly devolve.  And trust me, with these guys (myself included), it would quickly devolve.

-Open-ended MVP type voting.  Consider whatever factors you like…recruiting, training, preparation, discipline, halftime adjustments, likelihood to bolt for the NFL, likelihood to die of massive cardiac arrest at a Pizza Hut buffet (looking at you, Mark Mangino)…etc

-We used this spreadsheet as a guideline just to throw some names out there to get everyone thinking.

So without further ado, Sean, you’re on the clock.

-Vamsi

Are we getting too much pub?  Too trendy?
Naah.

Are we getting too much pub?  Too trendy?

Naah.

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BACK!  2009 IS THE NEW 1999 MOTHER F****RS

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BACK!  2009 IS THE NEW 1999 MOTHER F****RS
!!! this is completely absurd if you think about where we were 3 years ago.  And also, we’re high probability to get a 5* RB.  It’s between us and UCLA, I think the winner this weekend should get him.  I’d be willing to roll the dice on that.
Rivals has us at 13, so either way we’re in this vicinity.  Also, check out where USC is! (though fewer recruits, they’ll rise as the process goes on).
I heartbaugh.

!!! this is completely absurd if you think about where we were 3 years ago.  And also, we’re high probability to get a 5* RB.  It’s between us and UCLA, I think the winner this weekend should get him.  I’d be willing to roll the dice on that.

Rivals has us at 13, so either way we’re in this vicinity.  Also, check out where USC is! (though fewer recruits, they’ll rise as the process goes on).

I heartbaugh.

this will only go up…

this will only go up…

I’m going to be cautiously optimistic…I’m not saying we will, but I see no obvious reason at this moment that Stanford football cannot compete for the Pac-10 championship. This year. Vamsi - September 27, 2009